Exploring Opera: Alluring America
Thursday, July 15 • 1:00 pm • Tickets $12.50 – $15
The United States has been the setting of operas by native and foreign composers alike. Celebrate our country by joining popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol for a journey through some of the masterpieces set in locations from Boston to California, from New York to New Orleans. Video performance clips bring the beauty of this soaring art form into the discussion.
This class is terrific for opera newcomers and long-time fans!
Art Talk – Hung Liu: Golden Gate
Tuesday, July 20 • 1:30 pm
Hung Liu is one of the most important Chinese-born artists working in the United States today. Her paintings are the focus of Golden Gate, a compelling new installation at the de Young Museum. This talk will explore Liu’s roots in Maoist China, where she was trained in the Social Realist style of painting. You’ll learn how Liu weaves her personal history with the stories of other immigrants who have left their indelible mark on California history, society, and culture. Presented by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Docent Christina Crosby.