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Balboa Park: Jewel Of San Diego

Fanciful interpretation of the Panama-California Exposition, ca. 1913. By A.J. Roberts
Collection of the San Diego History Center
Fanciful interpretation of the Panama-California Exposition, ca. 1913. By A.J. Roberts

Airs Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

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The May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden. Sculpture Garden installation detail by Barbara Hepworth, Figure for Landscape, Bronze, 1960 (center). California Tower is in the background.
Courtesy of Daniel A. Anderson / Electric Ivy
The May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden. Sculpture Garden installation detail by Barbara Hepworth, Figure for Landscape, Bronze, 1960 (center). California Tower is in the background.

Since the Panama-California Exposition in 1915, Balboa Park has been at the center of San Diego's evolution. The film, "Balboa Park: The Jewel Of San Diego," highlights the park's past, present and future, using new storytelling tools to showcase the icons of the park and unveil some hidden gems. The filmmakers weave together archival images and artifacts with fresh voices, maps and motion graphics. The film was produced by Electric Ivy, in collaboration with the San Diego History Center.

The public can visit Thornton Theatre at the San Diego History Center to watch this film, with three screenings daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Screening times are subject to change due to museum events. You are encouraged to call (619) 232-6203 ahead to verify.

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