Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco, CA 94123
SF Weekly's Description
This iconic landmark, the last remaining part of the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition, includes both the Exploratorium science museum and a 1,000-seat performance theatre with comfy chairs and red velvet draperies covering the walls. Dance recitals, international concerts, celebrity interviews, and other popular events fill the schedule.
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The Palace of Fine Arts is a neo-classical "ruin" originally constructed for the 1915 World's Fair and is the only structure from the historic event that is still situated on its original site.
Built for a World's Fair, but now famous for its participation in So I Married an Axe Murderer... "Come Nadia, let us dance like children of the night."
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At the Palace of Fine Arts, there's a secret listening exhibit inside one of the columns of the rotunda. SOUND COLUMN is a musical instrument whose resonating chamber is a 60-foot-high room.
Did you know? The Palace’s design is based on a Roman ruin. It was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, in honor of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean and the completion of the Panama Canal.
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