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Ai Weiwei Art Installation at Alcatraz
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Visitors can now revisit—or view for the first time—this once-in-a-lifetime installation of art within the confines of Alcatraz.
Colorful dragon suspended in an old Alcatraz prison building
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Take a look at how creative expression has been an integral part of the Golden Gate National Parks since 2006.
Giuseppe Penone's "Idee di pietra" on display at upper Fort Mason
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Explore Art in the Parks today with any of these creative works now open for visitors. Come back soon to see more current exhibitions and programs—new opportunities and creative works are always making their way to to the national parks!
Person in costume leading a crowd of audience members through a park
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From foggy Sutro Baths to Alcatraz, Art in the Parks showcases site-specific works within national park settings that provide opportunities for reflection about nature and the unique culture of the San Francisco Bay Area. Proposals are accepted on a quarterly basis.
A barrage of weapons suspended in flight reveals itself on closer inspection to be an assortment of obscure objects made from secondhand clothes, worn fabric, and crocheted scraps
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Art in the Parks works with with a variety of community partners to bring the arts to park settings to provide new ways of experiencing and learning about place.
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A life-sized, 82-foot blue whale art installation sculpture was exhibited at the west end of Crissy Field. Made from recycled plastic collected in California, the sculpture sought to address the serious issue of plastic pollution threatening our oceans.
Home Land Security
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This exhibition presented by the FOR-SITE Foundation in partnership with the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, can now be seen online. Through a partnership with the media technology company, Matterport, Home Land Security can be viewed in immersive 3D that captures the...
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Ai Weiwei created seven large-scale sculpture, sound, and mixed-media site-specific artworks for installation in four places on Alcatraz Island: the two-story New Industries Building, where "privileged" inmates were permitted to work; the main ward and psychiatric observation cells of the Alcatraz Hospital; the A Block cells, the only remaining section...
Ai Weiwei, Trace 2014 (New Industries Building, Alcatraz)
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Presented by the FOR-SITE Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei brought his works to Alcatraz Island until spring of 2015.
Princeton Tigertones perform at the Eastern Trail Overlook at Lands End
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Tunes on Trails, a program from the Art in the Parks initiative, brings musicians to perform on trails in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. These free pop-up performances invite passersby on the trails to stop and enjoy the music--and the scenery