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August 4, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 72

The “Summer of Stein” in San Francisco coincided with the “Summer of the Ring.” Gertrude Stein and Richard Wagner are certainly odd bed-fellows and yet, there […]
July 23, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 71

Lesbians holding hands a No-no at “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories”   Two hand-holding women were forced out of the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco […]
July 4, 2011

The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde

The second major Stein exhibition, at SFMOMA, is bringing the “Summer of Stein” into full swing: see at Scene4’s July issue “Visions” — http://scene4.com (After the […]
July 1, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 70

So What ARE They Wearing for Gertrude Stein? San Francisco Chronicle’s Leah Garchik reported in the Datebook the other day a comment overheard at a birthday […]
June 6, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 69

Emergeny Fashion: What To Wear??? This is a question I hear a lot from both women and men as the Summer of Stein descends upon San […]
May 26, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 68

The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Several people had tears in their eyes, myself included, […]
May 22, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 67

I took my third long walk through the exhibition, another treasure hunt. Again I was delighted to see how well Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories is […]
May 16, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 66

Yes they did it. They pulled it off. The Contemporary Jewish Museum, arm in arm with the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery in DC (where the show will […]
May 9, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 65

San Francisco In the Spring With Gertrude Stein Soon the museum gates will open and entire families will stroll into “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories” and […]
April 23, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 64

QUEER GERT Picasso was planning to go to Rome with Jean Cocteau to work on the surrealist ballet Parade with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. He ran into […]