Category archives for: Lectures

When Nature, Science, Technology, and Art Meet

LIT BEA Marvin Colourful fish

By Béa Aaronson What is color? Where does color come from? For the scientific mind, we must go back to Isaac Newton’s Roy g biv (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo)! But for the artists? Today we press on a tube and premixed color oozes out, ready to use. Do you have an idea of [...]

Freedom and the Role of Evil

LECT Casa Europa

By Robert Stewart “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers in the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Paul, Ephesians 6:12. Lecture Freedom and the Role of Evil Thu, May 28, 7:30-9pm Casa de Europa San Francisco 23 154 9799 Free There are [...]

The Art of the Crucifixion

LECT cruxifixion

By Camie Sands The new lecture series, “Art: Works⎯Insights by Art Historians,” will launch Monday, March 23, with “The Art of the Crucifixion.” This is the first public opportunity to hear noted lecturer and art historian Kahren Jones Arbitman discuss the artistic evolution of this universally recognized symbol. Lecture “The Art of the Crucifixion” By [...]

Photographic Tertulia XVIII

LECT FOTO Santiago Sierra

By Flor Acosta We are starting a new chapter of Photographic Tertulias. After a year and a half during which we consulted with photographers who were sharing their creative and professional processes, the purpose of these talks has changed. Now the Photographic Tertulia is more involved in seeing, observing, and understanding the photographic image and [...]

El Emperador Maximiliano, su vida, sus ideales y misterios


Por Amado Peniche García En virtud de la gran aceptación, y el entusiasmo mostrado por los mexicanos y extranjeros que asistieron, el pasado 21 de febrero, a la primera Tertulia organizada por la Escuela de Arte del Instituto Allende, la institución ha emitido su programa para los próximos meses. Tertulias Sanmiguelenses “El Emperador Maximiliano” Sáb, [...]

Jules Pascin: The Last Bohemian Prince

Young Girl Sitting 1922 mother of pearl series

By Bea Aaronson “No other artist, with the exception of Picasso, has drawn with as much passion and diabolical brilliance.” —George Waldemar Also known as the king of three mounts—Montmartre, Montparnasse, and Mount Venus—Julius Mordecai Pincas (also known as Jules Pascin, the Wandering Jew artist), was born in Vidin, Bulgaria, in 1885. His father, a [...]

Melancholia: The Dark Side of Genius, Metamorphoses of the Artistic Temperament

Munch, Melancholia 1891

By Bea Aaronson Melancholia is not an emotion. It is a mood that may lead to emotional disorders. But these emotional disorders are the fertile humus from which artists, poets, writers, and musicians draw their creative power. Usually defined as an abnormal state attributed to an excess of black bile, characterized by either a pensive [...]

We Shall Overcome!

Jon Sievert

By Patricia Jean Browne Protest music has been a powerful cry for justice throughout history, uniting people to share a spirit of dissent against personal or institutional injustices. Musicologist Jon Sievert explores a history of American protest music at this week’s PEN talk, Tuesday, March 3, in Bellas Artes auditorium at 6pm. Lecture PEN series [...]

What’s Your Emergency Plan?


By Aldis Barsketis It’s a fact: many people feel travel insurance is an unnecessary extra fee — and that goes double for medical evacuation insurance. But what if we add in another fact: an emergency medical evacuation can place an immense financial burden on you and your family. There are several myths surrounding these plans. [...]

Herencia Prehispánica: Fuerza de Nuestro Futuro

Las tertulias se llevarán acabo en el Instituto Allende

Por Amado Peniche García La Escuela de Arte del Instituto Allende tradicionalmente ha ofrecido cursos de lenguas y arte en idioma inglés. En años recientes, bajo el programa Lifelong Learning Program, ha implementado sus cursos de cultura general. Este mes de febrero se inicia un nuevo programa “Tertulias Sanmiguelenses”, cuyo propósito es difundir temas culturales [...]

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