Class: Kerrin Meis - James Simon: Berlin Museum's Greatest Benefactor (Corte Madera)

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 10:00am

Friday, Jan. 29 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm • $40

The wealthy Jewish textile merchant not only funded the discovery of the bust of Nefertiti but made important purchases in many areas of art, gifting all his treasures to various Berlin Museums. Simon, who died in 1932, was air-brushed from history but his legacy remains in the art, some of which was exhibited at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco a few years ago. Now he will have a street named after him! We will look at his acquisitions to see what was important to this man of exquisite taste and boundless generosity.

Kerrin Meis taught art history at SFSU for ten years, and she currently teaches for the OLLI programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She leads study tours in Europe. Her Book Passage classes have been big favorites for years.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925