Exhibits & Events+

Recent Exhibits & Events+

Presidio Dialogues - Pio Pico and the Early Afro-Mexican Settlement in California

Thursday pico-s
March 10, 2016
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
Presidio Officers' Club
Free and open to the public
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Professor Carlos Manuel Salomon, author of Pio Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican California, talks about early Mexican settlers of African descent who were some of the first non-Indians in California. Like Pico, many came from Sinaloa and Sonora, Mexico, with the Anza Expedition in 1775, and helped to shape the character of California, building and establishing pueblos and ranches that grew into towns such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Monterey, and San Jose. Several became wealthy landowners and politicians, including Pio Pico, the last governor of Mexican California. Copies of Professor Salomon’s book will be available for purchase and signing.

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Artists in Conversation: Manuel Palos and Alejandra Palos

Thursday Palos-S
February 25, 2016 
6:00 p.m. 
Free and open to the public
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This talk will explore the work of Master Sculptor, Manuel Palos, and will be led by the Sculptor’s daughter and apprentice, Alejandra Palos. The Artist Talk will focus on Manuel Palos’ background and his work at the Palace of Fine Arts and other San Francisco landmarks. We will delve into the development of his company, Manuel Palos Sculpture, the challenges he faced as a Mexican immigrant in San Francisco, and his vision and legacy.

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