First Ever Exhibition In A National Park Was Created For The Animals
Artists, Architects, and Designers create site specific art works to serve as animal habitats and encourage conservation.
Presidio Habitats is a new art exhibition at the Presidio park in San Francisco featuring 11 installations intended to engage both the resident animals and human visitors. Never before in the US has a site specific art exhibition been staged in a national park. Planning for the exhibition took two years. The group of eleven artists, architects, graphic and industrial designers responsible for creating the work came from a larger pool of creatives invited to submit project ideas. The goal was to create new animal habitats that artistically referenced the site or the surrounding San Francisco area. The Presidio park is the site of a former military base decommissioned in 1994. The exhibition will run for a year and end in May 2011.