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Art Show at McLaren Lodge Reveals Forgotten Histories of Park Monuments

June 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

| Free
The Portals of the Past

Local artist Robert Minervini (Link to: http://www.robertminervini.com/) will bring his six original paintings from his popular Art on Market Street Poster Series, Invisible Reflections: A Narrative of Six Monuments (link to: http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubartcollection/pubart-press-releases/2015/03/20/market-street-poster-series-reveals-untold-stories-behind-iconic-golden-gate-park-monuments/), to McLaren Lodge, June 18 through August 14. Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission (link to: http://www.sfartscommission.org/), the series investigates the intersection of nature and culture by showcasing six very different monuments from the City’s Civic Art Collection: the John McLaren statue (ca. 1944), Portals of the Past (1909), the Sara B. Cooper Memorial (1939), The Ball Thrower (1889), Poeme de la Vigne (1877-1878) and the William McKinley Memorial (1904). The paintings are unified through the use of silkscreened line work, in which the artist hints at overlooked details, inspiring the public to look more inquisitively at the monuments and their surroundings. According to the artist, “The city’s history is written on its layered architecture, public and private spaces, and the monuments are part of this story.”

Reception sponsored by ArtCare.


June 18, 2015
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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(415) 831-2700


McLaren Lodge
501 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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