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Press Releases

Warming Hut
December 3, 2007
The restored historic 1909 wood frame two-story structure features a park information center, bookstore and café.
November 26, 2007
Members of the Crissy Field Center staff will make a presentation at the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Education (ICEE) on November 26-28, 2007, in Ahmedabad, India.
Alcatraz Gardens
April 23, 2007
Thanks to the Alcatraz Historic Gardens Project, the softer side of “The Rock” is being uncovered.
Presidio Intern at Work
April 11, 2007
Today, the nonprofit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, with its public agency partners the Presidio Trust and the National Park Service, announced a $15 million gift from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund to continue the transformation of the Presidio into a great national park for all.
Youth Programs on Alcatraz
April 1, 2007
Alcatraz invites young people to navigate the Island and interact with nature, history and adventure by becoming an Alcatraz Junior Ranger.

Press Coverage

The Daily Star. Lebanon

Alcatraz is perhaps the world’s most famous prison. Ai Weiwei is arguably China’s best-known artist. Now they have come together in a viscerally powerful show in the notorious former jail.

Bay Area Reporter

An exhibition marrying the work of Ai Weiwei, the world-famous Chinese political dissident artist, and Alcatraz, the notorious federal "ghost" prison with spectacular vistas of San Francisco Bay.

Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, Trace exhibit
Yahoo News. Singapore

An installation featuring seven new sculpture, sound, and mixed-media works by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has opened on the historic prison island of Alcatraz.

SF Weekly

The words of dissidents, political prisoners, and free speech advocates are everywhere in "@Large," a multi-work exhibition by renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei now open on Alcatraz Island — embossed on kites, represented in LEGO portraits, and echoing from speakers hidden behind jail cell vents.

The Daily Beast

The confined Chinese dissident’s new exhibition raises important questions about human rights at a site that’s home to America’s own notorious past.