Join the Treasure Island museum’s Anne Schnoebelen to discover the “remains to be seen” from the Golden Gate International Exposition.​​

2/27/2021

 

 

Little Island, Big Ideas, free online lecture this Saturday, February 27th at 10:30 am. Click here to receive the login link.
 Join the Treasure Island museum’s Anne Schnoebelen to discover the “remains to be seen” from the Golden Gate International Exposition.​​

Speaker: Author of the illustrated booklet Treasures: Splendid Survivors of the Golden Gate International Exposition, Anne Schnoebelen has worked for decades to preserve Treasure Island’s remaining exposition art works. She submitted the application which gained California State Historic Landmark status for the island and raised funds to place the monument on the causeway. Recipient of a 2014 Preservation award from the Art Deco Society of California, she is a San Francisco City Guide and a Vice President of the Treasure Island Museum.

 

Remains to be Seen: Surviving Treasures of the GGIE


World’s fairs are designed to disappear. And yet…After almost 70 years of the Navy and 25 years of redevelopment, little is left of the Golden Gate International Exposition, the splendid marvel of art, architecture, science and entertainment that comprised Treasure Island in 1939 and 1940. But its presence hasn’t been erased completely.

Three architecturally unique buildings, including the home of the Treasure Island Museum, still stand and will remain intact through the current redevelopment. A remarkable fountain embodying the fair’s theme of “Pacific Unity” is hidden away on the island along with other surviving sculptures. And around the Bay Area and beyond, treasures of art, architecture, horticulture and amusement bear quiet witness to the lasting enchantment of the Magic City.

 

Date: Sat. Feb 27th, 2021

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