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Berlin-born photographer Arnold Genthe (1869–1942) was an established member of San Francisco’s art community when disaster struck on April 18, 1906. Although he was physically unharmed in the great earthquake (estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale), Genthe lost the contents of his studio, including his photographic equipment and most of his negatives, in the inferno that swept through the city. Armed with a borrowed pocket camera, he roamed the streets and documented the destruction, producing more than 170 views starting on the day of the earthquake and continuing for several weeks. In dramatic detail, Genthe’s photographs record the sudden and shocking transformation of a modern American metropolis into a post-apocalyptic disaster area. Berlin-born photographer Arnold Genthe (1869–1942) was an established member of San Francisco’s art community when disaster struck on April 18, 1906. Although he was physically unharmed in the great earthquake (estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale), Genthe lost the contents of his studio, including his photographic equipment and most of his negatives, in the inferno that swept through the city. Armed with a borrowed pocket camera, he roamed the streets and documented the destruction, producing more than 170 views starting on the day of the earthquake and continuing for several weeks. In dramatic detail, Genthe’s photographs record the sudden and shocking transformation of a modern American metropolis into a post-apocalyptic disaster area. Image: Arnold Genthe, Untitled (Facade with Three Arches in Ruin) (detail), 1906. Gelatin silver print, 10 9/16 x 13 13/16 in. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, Museum purchase, James D. Phelan Bequest Fund, 1943.407.69.2This exhibition is included with general admission. Become a member and see it for free!

Selection of further exhibitions in: United states

01.11.2019 - 22.03.2020
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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18.10.2019 - 09.02.2020
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street
New York

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18.07.2019 - 07.06.2020
Perez Art Museum Miami - PAMM
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami

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27.04.2019 - 02.02.2020
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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05.10.2019 - 23.02.2020
Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

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01.08.2019 - 03.03.2020
16.11.2019 - 15.03.2020
Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco

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12.09.2019 - 23.02.2020
Mad Museum
2 Columbus Circle
New York

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07.12.2018 - 12.01.2020
School of Visual Arts - SVA
209 East 23 Street
New York

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01.07.2019 - 23.02.2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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19.08.2017 - 26.01.2020
de Young Museum | de Young
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco

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20.01.2020 - 20.01.2020
Mexican and Latino Art Museum | San Francisco | In Association With The Smithsonian Institution - Th
Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D
San Francisco

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05.05.2018 - 12.04.2020
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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17.10.2019 - 26.01.2020
20.01.2020 - 20.01.2020
Mexican and Latino Art Museum | San Francisco | In Association With The Smithsonian Institution - Th
Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D
San Francisco

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06.04.2019 - 28.06.2020
Seattle Art Museum
1300 FIRST AVENUE
Seattle

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01.12.2018 - 05.01.2020
School of Visual Arts - SVA
209 East 23 Street
New York

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04.05.2019 - 08.03.2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

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Dialogues Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Main address: Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 100 34th Avenue CA 94121 San Francisco, United states Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 100 34th Avenue CA 94121 San Francisco, United states Berlin-born photographer Arnold Genthe (1869–1942) was an established member of San Francisco’s art community when disaster struck on April 18, 1906. Although he was physically unharmed in the great earthquake (estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale), Genthe lost the contents of his studio, including his photographic equipment and most of his negatives, in the inferno that swept through the city. Armed with a borrowed pocket camera, he roamed the streets and documented the destruction, producing more than 170 views starting on the day of the earthquake and continuing for several weeks. In dramatic detail, Genthe’s photographs record the sudden and shocking transformation of a modern American metropolis into a post-apocalyptic disaster area. Berlin-born photographer Arnold Genthe (1869–1942) was an established member of San Francisco’s art community when disaster struck on April 18, 1906. Although he was physically unharmed in the great earthquake (estimated at 7.8 on the Richter scale), Genthe lost the contents of his studio, including his photographic equipment and most of his negatives, in the inferno that swept through the city. Armed with a borrowed pocket camera, he roamed the streets and documented the destruction, producing more than 170 views starting on the day of the earthquake and continuing for several weeks. In dramatic detail, Genthe’s photographs record the sudden and shocking transformation of a modern American metropolis into a post-apocalyptic disaster area. Image: Arnold Genthe, Untitled (Facade with Three Arches in Ruin) (detail), 1906. Gelatin silver print, 10 9/16 x 13 13/16 in. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, Museum purchase, James D. Phelan Bequest Fund, 1943.407.69.2This exhibition is included with general admission. Become a member and see it for free! Book tickets