Gertrude Stein Live!

Related Exhibition The Steins Collect

Tuesday, June 07, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Smigiel explores the live iterations of Gertrude Stein's work, from poetry readings to performances, as he prepares for SFMOMA's August production of her Four Saints in Three Acts. This opera, a landmark collaboration with the composer Virgil Thomson, is re-presented through the creative lens of chamber opera experimentalists Ensemble Parallèle, composer Luciano Chessa, and video/performance artist Kalup Linzy. Additional guests to be announced.


Frank Smigiel, associate curator of public programs, SFMOMA