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Press Releases

Ai Weiwei, Trace 2014 (New Industries Building, Alcatraz)
May 13, 2014
Opening September 27, 2014, @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz will feature a series of seven site-specific installations by artist Ai Weiwei in four locations on Alcatraz Island, offering a new cultural lens through which to experience the notorious military and federal penitentiary turned national park.
East Peak, Mount Tamalpais
March 25, 2014
Four major land managing public agencies and a Bay Area conservation nonprofit have reached a landmark agreement to work together to steward the long-term preservation and restoration of Marin County’s beloved Mount Tamalpais.
BioBlitz, 2014
February 25, 2014
Part scientific endeavor, part outdoor classroom excursion and part celebration of biodiversity and the spirit of exploration, BioBlitz 2014 will bring together 300 leading scientists and naturalists from around the country, more than 2,000 students, and thousands of Bay Area community members.
January 17, 2014
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy has submitted supplemental materials to the Presidio Trust Board of Directors, elaborating on the programming opportunities and public appeal of the Presidio Exchange.
Ai Weiwei, Trace 2014 (New Industries Building, Alcatraz)
December 3, 2013
America’s most infamous island to serve as site and inspiration for new sculpture, multimedia, and sound works exploring individual and creative freedom.

Press Coverage

San Francisco Chronicle

In the Presidio, a building gives way to open views for new Tunnel Tops space

NBC Bay Area

A plastic whale is attempting to demonstrate the magnitude of plastic pollution in the Earth’s oceans to Bay Area residents. Made entirely out of plastic waste, the 82-foot-long blue whale is on display at Crissy Field in San Francisco.

Los Angeles Times

The 82-foot-long blue whale is an art installation recently put on display at Crissy Field in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and stands as a symbol of the danger discarded plastics pose to marine life and the health of oceans.

KTVU

A life-sized blue whale,on display at Crissy Field in San Francisco, seeks to make a big statement about ocean pollution. 

The Associated Press

An 82-foot art installation is on display at Crissy Field to raise awareness of single-use plastic and ocean pollution. Sponsored by the aquarium in partnership with the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.