For Two Centennial Exhibitions
February 6, 2015 · 6-8:30pm
Exhibitions continue through November 30, 2015
Welcome the Centennial year with SOHO as we unveil two exhibitions focused on the history of the 1915-16 Panama-California and the 1935 California Pacific International expositions.
Balboa Park Exposition Designers 1915-1935:
The Making of the Dream City
In partnership with the San Diego AIA Preservation Committee, the architects, designers, and landscape architects of the two expositions will be showcased. From the well known Bertram G. Goodhue, Carlton Monroe Winslow, Frank P. Allen, Jr., and Richard Requa to the lesser known, but as integral to each Exposition's design, Paul Thiene, and Juan Larrinaga. The work of over 20 of the most significant designers will be presented with an exhibition of drawings and photographs with accompanying publications, lectures, and architectural tours. (Made possible by generous support from Randy Ables, Nancy Carol Carter, Chandler Art Consulting Services, Committee of One Hundred, Kim Grant Design, Inc., Heritage Architecture & Planning, IS Architecture, Johnson & Johnson Architecture, KPA Associates, and William Van Dusen.)
Souvenirs & Keepsakes:
Memorabilia of the 1915 & 1935 Expositions
The tourism movement of the turn of the century as experienced by San Diego's Exposition visitors will be explored through the personal objects that were eagerly sought after and collected, such as buttons, pennants, postcards, coins, and jewelry. These keepsakes have been handed down through the generations as tangible historical mementos of the Expositions, and continue to be cherished to this day. (Made possible by collectors David Marshall and Richard Miller; the Hillcrest History Guild, and Johnson & Johnson Architects.)
When Friday, February 6 · 6-8:30pm
Where Marston House Museum & Gardens · 3525 Seventh Avenue in Balboa Park
Cost $55 SOHO Members · $65 non-Members
This intimate experience in the historic Marston House for the opening includes generous hors d'oeuvres and fine wine, and the opportunity to spend quality time with Exposition historians and like-minded history lovers, preservationists, and lovers of Balboa Park.
PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKETS
Call SOHO (619) 297-9327
Proceeds will help underwrite the two exhibitions
COMMEMORATIVE CATALOGS (Advance order, pick up at opening)
Balboa Park Exposition Designers 1915-1935: The Making of the Dream City · $10 · PURCHASE
Souvenirs & Keepsakes: Memorabilia of the 1915 & 1935 Expositions · $10 · PURCHASE
The two history-based exhibitions are the result of the yearlong work of 2015 volunteer committees.
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