Jewel City

Art of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

from 17/10/2015 to 10/01/2016

De Young Museum
400 Montgomery Street
San Francisco

In 1915, as World War I ravaged Europe, California organized the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), establishing San Francisco as the West Coast's cultural capital. 

The centerpiece of the expo was a grand exhibition with over 11,000 artworks from across Europe and the United States, which included a major showcase of the European avant-garde. The exhibition of futurist works, which aimed to introduce Futurism to the American audience, was highly relevant

On the centenary of the exposition, the city of San Francisco organizes an outstanding exhibition with over 200 artworks selected among those exhibited a century ago. Only a handful of the works shown in the futurist gallery have been identified, including Balla’s Disgregazione x velocità, Penetrazioni dinamiche d’automobile which is kept in our archives.

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