San Francisco Bay Area Cultural Initiative Celebrates Ties to Shanghai in 2010
Programs celebrating the San Francisco Bay Area’s long-standing ties to Shanghai will be held in San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose throughout 2010.
More than 30 cultural institutions and civic groups are participating in a cultural initiative that corresponds with the World Expo in Shanghai, May 1-Oct. 31, 2010. Exhibitions, performances, film series, lectures, a symposium and more have been announced. The cornerstone of the celebration in San Francisco is Shanghai, a major exhibition at the Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., Feb. 12-Sept. 5, 2010.
Spanning a time period of 160 years, the exhibition includes 130 artworks such as trade oil paintings, Shanghai deco furniture and rugs, revolutionary poster art, fashion, movie clips and contemporary art installations. Since 1979 Shanghai, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, has been a Sister City of San Francisco and ties between the two cities go back 140 years. For information visit www.shanghaicelebration.com or www.asianart.org or call 415-581-3500.
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