The California Historical Society galleries present fascinating changing exhibitions on the history, art, and culture of the Golden State. The rotating exhibits have featured themes such as A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge, I See Beauty in this Life: A Photographer Looks at 100 Years of Rural California, and Curating the Bay: Crowdsourcing a New Environmental History.
Its permanent photography collection containing over 500,000 images, including works by Eadweard Muybridge and Ansel Adams. For the latest exhibition update, please visit the Society's website or call in advance.
The official California Historical Society Store also boasts an excellent resource for books and quality California-themed gifts!
Here is a look at some of the exhibitions the California Historical Society regularly hosts:
A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge
Oyster Farm: Photographs of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company
A Century of Landscapes: Selections from the California Art Club
Hobos to Street People: Artists' Responses to Homelessness from the New Deal to the Present
California Presidential: Candidates and Campaigns from the Golden State
The Chinese of California: A Struggle for Community
Past Tents: The Way We Camped
Theodore Wores in the Southwest
Jack London and the Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906
Summer of Love: Photographs by Gene Anthony
Alice Burr: A California Pictorial Rediscovered
Poetry and its Arts: Bay Area Interactions 1954-2004
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