Golden gate international exposition

DEFINITION

Held 1939 from February through October, and in 1940 from May 25 through September, the location was San Francisco at Treasure Island, which was built for this World's Fair. It was a celebration of recognition of the completion of the city's two new bridges, The Golden Gate Bridge, finished 1937, and The Oakland Bay Bridge, dedicated in 1936. The Fair theme was Pageant of the Pacific, "primarily showcasing the goods of nations bordering the Pacific Ocean." Hundreds of American artists exhibited their work in the Gallery of Arts and Sciences including many from California such as Claire Falkenstein, Rowena Abdy, Maurice Braun, Alice Chittenden, Armin Hansen, Edgar Payne, Nicolai Fechin. The International Business Machines Corporation assembled a Contemporary Art section, with representatives from each of the 48 states plus Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and District of Columbia. Sources: Wikipedia; AskART biographhies; Bakkom Collection, St. Paul MN

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