Jewel City: Art From San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Exhibition catalogue for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

From the FAMSF website:
The year 2015 marked the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the San Francisco world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and the city’s reconstruction following the great earthquake of 1906. At the heart of the PPIE was one of the most ambitious art exhibitions ever presented in the United States, encompassing more than 11,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs, in addition to a significant array of public murals and monuments. The exhibition at the de Young reassembled more than 200 works by major American and European artists.

The exhibition catalogue has contributions from James A. Ganz, curator of the exhibition, and fellow Fine Arts Museums curators Emma Acker, Karin Breuer, Melissa Buron, Martin Chapman, Renée Dreyfus, and Colleen Terry, as well as scholars Laura Ackley (independent historian, San Francisco), Heidi Applegate (independent art historian, Washington, DC), Gergely Barki (curator and advisor in 20th-century painting at Szépművészeti Múzeum–Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest), Victoria Kastner (historian, Hearst Castle), Anthony Lee (Idella Plimpton Kendall Professor of Art History, Mount Holyoke College), and Scott A. Shields (associate director and chief curator, Crocker Art Museum).

400 pages
10.25 x 11.75 inches