New de Young Museum Exhibit Recreates Experience of 1915 SF World Fair

Source: SF Examiner

This Saturday, the de Young Museum will open an exhibition honoring the centennial of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the world’s fair that celebrated San Francisco’s revival after the 1906 earthquake. Featuring works that have not been seen together since 1915, such as “Rouen Cathedral Facade” by Claude Monet, “Saco Bay” by Winslow Homer, and “The Sketchers” by John Singer Sargent, the exhibition will recreate the experience fairgoers had 100 years ago. The product of three years of painstaking work, the exhibit promises to be a powerful commemoration of the city’s avid appreciation for fine arts, which began in 1915 with the San Francisco World’s Fair.

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