“Jewel City” exhibit / DeYoung

Don’t miss the “Jewel City” exhibit at the DeYoung

Awesome and inspiring works that were among the hundreds of thousands of paintings and sculptures featured at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Did you know that most of the Exposition, even including the sole surviving building, the Palace of Fine Arts, was built on the grounds of the Presidio? The Army allowed the City of San Francisco to use its land and in exchange the City filled in the marshes of Crissy Field, a project the Army had long desired but could never complete. Later on, the Army allowed the City to keep the land where the Palace of Fine Arts was still standing.

As a visitor to the DeYoung exhibit, I was transported in time to a more optimistic and confident age, when art, commerce, and human accomplishment were blossoming all over the world. I could really imagine myself strolling past the works of famous artists from all over the world, at an amazing event that put San Francisco on the world map as a cultural capitol.

Find out more at:  http://deyoung.famsf.org/jewel-city