Poet, author and icon Gertrude Stein was born on this day in 1874.
Stein loved to sit for the artists she knew – a few years ago, there were two concurrent exhibitions of those images at museums in San Francisco, and our own Laura Sydell went to see them – you can find her story here.
Top image: Man Ray/Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery/Contemporary Jewish Museum
Center left: Felix Edouart Vallotton/Courtesy of The Baltimore Museum of Art/Contemporary Jewish Museum
Center right: Man Ray/Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery/Contemporary Jewish Museum
Bottom: George Platt Lynes/Baltimore Museum of Art/Contemporary Jewish Museum
In this highly unconventional exhibition, visitors are encouraged to participate, touch, and even take home works of art by 42 international and intergenerational artists, many of whom are creating new and site-specific works for the exhibition.
I would like to thank and bid 2016goodbye before I move on to 2017.
2016 was a blur. I honestly do not
know where ¾ of 2016 went. It felt like I blinked then it was already fall and the year was already wrapping up. 2016 has been a very
hectic year but a good year. I lived and breathed work in 2016. However, I have
no regrets as my job brings me a great sense of meaning and satisfaction. I am most likely going to be as busy in my
career in 2017 but I am excited to meet every challenge.