Mainland Mexico, Arizona & the Two Californias, 1683 – 1782
April 10 – June 26, 2011
Jeffrey Becom, Edward McCain, Edward W. Vernon and 19th Century Sepia Tones from the California Views Archive
Guest co-curator: Julianne Burton-Carvajal
This exhibition featured a selection of contemporary and period photographs documenting the architectural and artistic legacy of pioneering missionaries Father Eusebio Kino and Fray Junípero Serra. Included were the contemporary color photographs by Jeffrey Becom, Edward McCain, Edward Vernon, and period images from the California Views Archive. These photographs depict the efforts of the many who labored to build and maintain the missions that stretch from the desert sands of Sonora to the metropolis of our own San Francisco. In celebration of the 300th anniversary of Kino’s death and the 300th anniversary in 2013 of Serra’s birth, the exhibition was the first to juxtapose these two transformative careers.
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