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Windows of History

Photo by Scott Hahn

Illuminating History Through Art

Through the month of November, the Haas-Lilienthal House will be aglow each evening from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with a site-specific, multi-media installation by artist Ben Wood. Drawing from a trove of family photos and home movies, the artwork was projected onto the front parlor windows of the house after dark. It vividly portrays the people, traditions, and celebrations that enlivened 2007 Franklin Street from the 1880s to 1972. Rooted in historic episodes and events, Wood’s unique projection artwork evokes a connection of the past with the present and future in a startling manner. Through the medium of contemporary video technology, his installation at the house engaged audiences in a way rarely associated with the interpretation of historic sites.

Further reading:

NBC Bay Area News:

www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Artists-Exhibit-a-Projection-of-the-Past-at-SF-Victorian-House-Museum-457828463.html

SF Chronicle:

www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/garchik/article/The-view-from-the-SF-sidewalk-12367009.php#photo-14552973

SFGATE Windows of History:

www.sfgate.com/news/media/Windows-of-History-Video-animation-at-SF-house-1128103.php

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