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Palace of Fine Arts

3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA

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Neighborhood: Northwest San Francisco

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The Palace of Fine Arts is the cultural hearth of San Francisco's art scene. Located in the Marina District, it was constructed in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition to exhibit art. As one of California's historical treasures, the Palace is mimicked in Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim and has been featured in several movies throughout its existence. It continues to host cultural events, live performances, and theatrical productions to this day. Stay on top of The Palace of Fine Arts schedule and use Eventful as your event calendar!

The historical importance of The Palace of Fine Arts cannot be undermined. It was one of ten palaces constructed during the Exhibition. While the other venues were demolished after its completion, The Palace of Fine Arts was so treasured that it was preserved and continued to house art exhibits. During the Great Depression, the WPA commissioned artists to renovate the venue's murals and during WWII it was used as a loading point for army storage. In 1964, the original Palace was demolished with only the steel frame remanning in place. The preservation committee reconstructed the Palace and kept the structure similar to its original glory.

The Palace of Fine Arts remains a historical part of San Francisco's illustrious history and a beautiful site perfectly situated within nature and urban locations to entertain locals and tourists alike. The Palace of Fine Arts schedule includes several varieties of cultural fare including live theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, and lectures. Whatever your taste is, The Palace of Fine Arts offers something to pique your cultural interest. Never miss a date on the Palace of Fine Arts event calendar; Use Eventful to receive updates and information regarding the Palace of Fine Arts schedule.

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