An installation showing an artifact from the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Airport

Officials at San Diego’s airport on Tuesday showcased a yearlong exhibition of public art that celebrates the centennial of Balboa Park.

“Balboa Park & the City: Celebrating San Diego’s Panama-California Exposition” is the largest temporary art exhibit ever at Lindbergh Field, according to airport officials.

“With 30 installations spread among all three terminals, the exhibition offers a truly immersive experience that takes you back in time,” said Thella Bowens, president and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

The exhibition includes original artwork and historic images, collectibles, and artifacts from the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, which gave San Diego its first major international exposure.

The display, which went up on Monday, includes historic photographs and large-format postcards that document the history, landscape and architecture of the park.

Also, 10 local artists donated original work that is representative of or inspired by Balboa Park and the city of San Diego.

— City News Service

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