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19th-Century California Sheet Music     View
"A virtual library of some 2,700 pieces of sheet music published in California between 1852 and 1900, together with related materials such as a San Francisco publisher's catalog of 1872, programs, songsheets, advertisements, and photographs. ...

Hollywood Movie Posters     View
Small online exhibit of movie posters that "date from 1913 to 1943 and reflect developments in movie history." Features an introductory essay and annotated images of posters for films such as "An International Sneak" (1917), ...

Contemporary Jewish Museum     View
Website for this museum that opened in San Francisco in June 2008 in a new Daniel Libeskind-designed building (which incorporates an "adaptive reuse of the landmark Jessie Street Power Substation, designed by Willis Polk in 1907"). Includes ...

Store in a Cool, Fertile Place: 1950s California     View
This 2008 article describes the traveling exhibit "Birth of the Cool: California Art, Design and Culture at Midcentury," a show that "examines cool style of the '50s in several disciplines, including painting, furniture design, archite ...

California Shipwrecks     View
This site features a searchable database of more than 1500 California shipwrecks. The database gives the name of the vessel, the year it was built, the year of the shipwreck, the cause, and the owner and captain. There is also a location map showing ...

The Plein Air Scene     View
"Your source on California Plein Air painting," lists classes, paintouts, galleries, clubs, and artists. Links are provided for many of the listings. There are also selected articles from past issues of The Plein Air Scene magazine and an a ...

California: Green Building Design and Construction     View
Collection of documents about green (sustainable) buildings, "structure[s] that [are] designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource-efficient manner." Provides details about green building materials, training ...

Environmental Design Archives     View
Website of this archive that "holds nearly 100 collections documenting the built and landscaped environment [with a focus on the San Francisco Bay Area and California]. These records span a century, 1890-1990." The "List of Collections ...

Albany Library Historical Photograph Collection     View
The site contains more than 500 photographs "related to the history of Albany [California], dating from the 1860s to the present." Photographs are searchable, and browsable by title or subject heading.

The Great Nature of Chiura Obata     View
Online exhibit about California artist Chiura Obata (1885-1975), known for his paintings of the Sierra Nevada region. Features background about Obata (who was first taught to paint in Japan when he was 7), details about the sumi painting technique, a ...




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