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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 […]
April 2, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 63

“Not everything can be about everything”— Stein, the worms and the butterflies. In his last and final book, The Memory Chalet, brilliant historian Toni Judt reminisces […]
April 2, 2011

Richard Wagner happened to be at the world premiere of Giselle, in Paris, 1841. He didn’t care for the Wilis, he reported in the Dresdner Abendzeitung […]
March 24, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 62

“Don’t Think You Can’t Be Senile At 22”  This week’s New Yorker reports on “Glenn Ligon: AMERICA” at the Whitney, the retrospective of an important African-American […]
March 10, 2011

Philanthropy Notes

Beholding a book like Lin Arison’s Feast for the Senses: A Musical Odyssey in Umbria (Chronicle Books) brings to mind the Renaissance: A Medici prince, let’s […]