Fine Arts: Mayor Announces Commemoration of 1915 International Exposition
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the Palace of Fine Arts will host a year-long series of events and programs to commemorate the 2015 Centennial of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE). The California Historical Society (CHS), Maybeck Foundation and Innovation Hangar are partnering with the Recreation and Park Department (RPD) to recapture the zeitgeist of the PPIE. Beginning this fall, exhibits focusing on the theme of Then, Now and Tomorrow will provide an opportunity to reflect on San Francisco today and imagine the San Francisco of the future.
“All cities have moments – defining moments – which forever change the image and nature of that city, and for San Francisco, the success of the 1915 World Fair marked a prosperous new beginning after the horrific experiences of 1906,” said Mayor Lee. “I am thrilled that these exhibits will be a part of our citywide celebration of 1915. It’s a uniquely San Francisco way to celebrate a centennial – to focus on then, now and the future. ” Read more.