20th anniversary
20th anniversary

Humanities West 20th Anniversary Celebration

Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

Join us to celebrate Humanities West with a selection of short lectures and performances by favorite past presenters. HW Founder and harpsichordist Elaine Thornburgh performs pieces from Humanities West’s first program, “Venice in Glorious Decline,” and works by Frescobaldi and Caccini. HW co-founder Theresa Nelson and Susan Rode Morris sing Barbara Strozzi’s “I Baci”. Historian Theodore Rabb (Princeton University) lectures on Charles V: Europe’s Last Emperor, uncovering the story of the end of one kind of Europe and the beginning of another. Mitchell Schwarzer (California College of the Arts) explores how we experience architecture. HW Advisory Council member and Harlem Renaissance lecturer Olly Wilson (UC Berkeley Emeritus) performs stride piano.

Toast to Humanities West at a reception in the Green Room. Enjoy libations and continued entertainment in the company of Humanities West supporters and friends. Winners of the Anniversary Fund Drive Raffle will be drawn.


Dance Through Time, performers
Susan Rode Morris, vocals
Theresa Nelson, vocals, Humanities West
Theodore K Rabb, History, Princeton
Mitchell Schwarzer, Visual Studies, Architecture, CA College of the Arts