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Summer of Stein is heating up

10 May

Gertrude Stein z”l, was a local Bay Area Jewish woman who later made a home in Paris with her love, Alice B. Toklas. Today she is thought of as a brilliantly complex lesbian cultural icon. The San Francisco Yerba Buena neighborhood is celebrating the life of Gertrude Stein and her influence on modern art, literature, and culture with exhibitions this summer at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), along with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Litquake and the Queer Cultural Center’s National Queer Arts Festival.

I have spent a bit of time selecting a few interesting operas, poetry readings, family art days, films salons, lectures, and presentations perfect for the LGBT Jew (or the fan of LGBT Jews) to participate in what promises to be a spectacular ‘Summer of Stein’. You can take a look at my selection here.

illustrated portrait of Gertrude Stein by Ward Schumaker

This illustrated portrait of Gertrude Stein was created around 1990 by Ward Schumaker an artist, living and working in San Francisco. It was published in a limited edition by Yolla Bolly Press. I understand that it is to be included in San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum exhibition (May 12 - September 6).

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One response to “Summer of Stein is heating up

  1. qjew

    May 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    very cool i found the site yolla bolly press listed the ward schumaker book referenced above. first published in 1940 this book, titled Paris France, is what is thought of as a rambling memoir to everyday life. it is gertrude stein’s guide during the first third of the 20th century. she writes about daily details including stories of her beloved dog, basket. the text that stein wrote in the memoir is now accompanied by 12 posterlike drawing collages by schumaker. you can find it here: http://yollabollypress.com/yollabollypress/index.html

     

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