Exhibition dates: March 01 - June 08, 2003
Release date: April 9, 2003
A Passion for Paul Klee: The Djerassi Collection at SFMOMA is on view through June 8, 2003 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Klee's artistic and musical connections are explored in the following programs:
Thursday, May 1 7 p.m. Phyllis Wattis Theater
The Art of Paul Klee and His Contemporaries
Beth Dungan, art historian
Dungan discusses many of the works on view in
$15 general; $12 SFMOMA members, students with ID and seniors. Tickets are available at the Museum with no surcharge or through TicketWeb at www.ticketweb.com or 866/468-3399. For more information, the public can call the Education Programs Information Line at 415/947-1292.
Special Music Program
Saturday, May 31 1 to 4 p.m. The Schwab Room
Visual Sounds: Music and the Art of Paul Klee
K. Porter Aichele, professor of art history and museum studies, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Peter Grundberg, pianist and music educator, San Francisco Symphony; Susan Key, program coordinator, San Francisco Symphony
Klee specialist Aichele and musicians from the San Francisco Symphony present a program of images, music and conversation addressing Klee's musical connections in three parts: Klee's interest in Mozart and other classical music, music of Germany's Weimar Period and music composed in response to Klee's art.
$25 general; $20 SFMOMA members and SF Symphony subscribers, students with ID and seniors. Tickets are available at the Museum with no surcharge or through TicketWeb at www.ticketweb.com or 866/468-3399. For more information, the public can call the Education Programs Information Line at 415/947-1292. This program is presented in conjunction with the San Francisco Symphony festival Innocence Undone: Wagner, Weill, and the Weimar Years, which runs June 11-22. Visit www.sfsymphony.org for more information.
The Djerassi Collection of work by Swiss Modernist Paul Kleeassembled by Dr. Carl Djerassi and placed in SFMOMA's careis seen in full for the first time ever in this exhibition. Artworks in the collection, most of which are on paper, reveal the spirit of investigation and experimentation Klee brought to his practice as a master of the 20th-century avant-garde. Spanning the years from 1885 to Klee's death in 1940, the 140 works on view include watercolors, drawings, etchings and lithographs.
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