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'Jewel City' in San Francisco pulls artworks from a 1915 world's fair

'Jewel City' in San Francisco pulls artworks from a 1915 world's fair

A century has passed since San Francisco took a step toward becoming a cultural center of the West Coast by hosting the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. This world's fair celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and showcased the city's recovery after the earthquake of 1906.

One of the fair's most notable features was an ambitious art exhibition that included a vast selection of American paintings and sculptures as well as some lauded European works. Highlights from this exhibition have been assembled for a show at the De Young Museum in San Francisco titled "Jewel City," which runs through Jan. 10. 

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