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The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915 Article

Palace of Fine Arts, Exploratorium

The Palace of Fine Arts is the only building that remains from the Panama-Pacific Exposition The Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) was a world's fair held in San Francisco, California between February 20 and December 4 in 1915. Its ostensible purpose was to celebrate the completion of...

Museums in San Francisco Article

SFMOMA, Culture, Palace of Fine Arts, Exploratorium, Museum

The Museum of Modern ArtThe Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) 151 3rd Street (415) 357-4000 The Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) contains 20th Century and contemporary pieces. It moved to its iconic building in South of Market in 1995 and attracts 600,000 visitors annually. The California Palace of the...

Yerba Buena Gardens Article

San Francisco Landmarks, Yerba Buena Gardens, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, Yerba Buena Carousel, Esplanade, Zeum, Arts, Culture

Yerba Buena was the name of the town in the Mexican territory of Alta California that became the city of San Francisco, California, after it was claimed by the United States in 1846. Yerba Buena Gardens is the name for two blocks of public parks located between Third and Fourth, Mission and Folsom...

Fillmore Auditorium Article

San Francisco Landmarks, Buildings, Bill Graham, Culture, Arts

The Fillmore Auditorium is a historic music venue in San Francisco. Named for its original location at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard, it lies on the boundary of the Western Addition and the Pacific Heights neighborhoods. In 1968, Bill Graham moved his concerts to a...

Palace of Fine Arts Article

San Francisco Landmarks, Palace of Fine Arts, Marina district, Tea house

The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco is a building originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. It was designed by Bernard Maybeck, who took his inspiration from Roman and Greek architecture. The sculptured frieze and allegorical figures representing...

Fort Mason Center Article

San Francisco Landmarks, Arts, Events, Fort Mason, US army

Fort Mason Center is devoted to events, programs and organizations that support and reflect culture of San Francisco. Resident organizations on site include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, Blue Bear School of Music, City College of San Francisco Art Campus, Long Now Museum...

Exploratorium Article

Palace of Fine Arts, SFMOMA, Museum

The Exploratorium is a museum in San Francisco full of hundreds of exhibits mixing science and art, most of them made onsite. It also aims to promote museums as informal education centers. Founded in 1969 by the noted physicist and educator Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, the Exploratorium offers visitors...