Wanda Corn, internationally celebrated American art historian and prize-winning teacher, is returning to the Bay Area this Spring to co-curate a special exhibition at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco on the life and work of Gertrude Stein. Please join us for an evening lecture on the exhibition itself and on Corn’s extensive research and writing about Stein.
The exhibition is structured around five stories. The first story surveys the many artists’ portraits of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. The second story explores the domestic life that Stein and Toklas created around distinctive styles of dress, home deÅLcor, and entertaining. The third story embraces the wide circle of visual artists Stein and Toklas befriended, not just the well-known such as Matisse and Picasso, but also the less wellknown relationships they had after World War I with Carl Van Vechten, Francis Picabia, Cecil Beaton, and Francis Rose. The fourth story looks at Stein’s lecture tour in America, when she became an American celebrity; and the fifth looks at her legacy in contemporary painting, artists’ books, conceptual art, and photography.
For more information on the exhibition, Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories (Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, May 12 – September 6, 2011), please visit www.thecjm.org.
Tuesday, May 17
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education
FREE; no registration is required
Open to the public
Free and Open to Public.