CULTURE CORNER SF | JEWEL CITY / by Brackett Bilodeau

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A century ago, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition was born in honor of the opening of the Panama Canal and the resurrection of the city following the devastating earthquake in 1906. The inaugural fair spanned 76 city blocks, paying homage to the arts across countless industries and rooted in innovation -- ultimately sparking what would be 100 years of tradition to follow. A collection of over 11,000 murals, monuments, prints, and photographs earned the first fair recognition among the nation’s most ambitious art expositions, to which the following hundred years of success would be attributed. Fast forward to present day, where De Young proudly displays its tribute to PPIE on its hundredth birthday with an exclusive collection of over 200 works, many of which were on display at that very first fair -- a defining moment in the history of San Francisco’s vibrant art scene. On view now through January 10, 2016; contact your Attaché for details and ticketing information.