Splendide Californie!

Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fromm Hall 110 - Maier Room
Event Type
Events and Lectures
Bouwer, Karen
Modern and Classical Languages

Some of the earliest and rarest views of California came from the brush of French artists, many of whom came to the United States with their 30,000 compatriots fleeing political turmoil in France and hoping for a better life in Gold Rush California.  Historian Claudine Chalmers will tell the stories of an exciting range of French and Franco-Californian artists and show their California works.  Dr. Chalmers is the author of seven books and her work has inspired exhibits at the California Historical Society in San Francisco and at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento under the name "Splendide Californie."

The event is sponsored by Jean Philippe Lassègues BS '65 MS '67 in memory of Yvonne Lassègues.

The event is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served. Questions?  Please contact Prof. Karen Bouwer at bouwerk@usfca.edu or (415) 422-6390.

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