Originated by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, and curated by Dr. Christine Mullen Kreamer, African Cosmos: Stellar Arts is the first major exhibition exploring the historical legacy of African cultural astronomy and its intersection with traditional and contemporary African arts. For millennia, Africans have gazed upon the celestial firmament, made sense of the heavenly bodies above them, and used their observations to chart their movements through the physical environment and regulate their agricultural and ritual calendars.
Violinist Phillip Levy, cellist Bongshin Ko, and pianist Kevin Fitz-Gerald perform an all-Brahms program: Cello Sonata no. 1 in E Minor, op. 38, Sonatensatz, WoO 2, and Piano Trio no. 2 in C Major, op. 87.
Hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as the top classical performer of 1995, Phillip Levy has received worldwide critical acclaim at festivals including Spoleto, Bayreuth, Edinburgh, Israel, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Ojai, Seattle, and Aspen. He has received many prestigious awards and prizes, including the International Chamber Music Competition (Florence, Italy), Royal Overseas League (England), Myra Hess Trust, Welsh Arts Council, American Israel Cultural Foundation, and Rubin Academy Violin Competition (Israel). He led the London-based Locrian and Amphion String Quartets and served as principal violinist of the Apple Hill Chamber Players. Levy currently leads the Capitol Ensemble, Sundays Live’s artists in residence. His numerous solo performances have been broadcast on Israel television and radio, NPR, and BBC. As a dedicated pedagogue, Levy is in demand as a teacher at festivals throughout the world. For eight years, he held a senior lectureship in violin and chamber music at Stanford University and led the Stanford String Quartet, with which he performed and recorded extensively. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Phillip Levy is faculty at California State University, Long Beach.
Ever wonder why dragons love tacos and why crayons decided to quit one day? Join Boone Gallery staff every Monday and Friday at 2 pm in the Korean art galleries as they take us on a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. Relate the stories to the art in the Chinese and Korean galleries in a comfortable space suitable for families and children of all ages. Admission is free!
Come paint with us! Located next to the Korean and Chinese galleries, the Boone Children’s Gallery is a free creative space where visitors of all ages are invited to learn the art of East Asian brush painting. No prior art-making experience is necessary. Friendly and helpful staff introduce painting techniques, offer tips, and even provide high chairs for very young artists. Visitors sit at communal tables in this fun, family-friendly, and resourceful place to relax, create, and make new friends.