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Fleischer Museum

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(20.10.2000 , United States, Scottsdale )

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, November 2, 2000… Fleischer Museum continues their Cultural Arts Series 2000/2001, which features music performances and art lectures that take place at 2 pm on the third Sunday of each month.

On November 19th, Jean Stern, executive director of The Irvine Museum will give a lecture and slide presentation on the subject of California Impressionism. Having received his Master of Arts in art history, Mr. Stern has pursued doctoral studies in American art, and has authored numerous books and articles on the subject of California Impressionism. Jean Stern has appeared at countless museums as a lecturer and panelist on the style. Under the direction of Mr. Stern, The Irvine Museum has produced numerous traveling exhibitions since its opening in 1993. In addition, Quartet Sabaku will perform the music of Debussy, Ravel and Turina. Since 1998, Quartet Sabaku has concertized throughout Arizona and was recently selected for the Arizona Commission on the Arts Touring/Residency Artists’ roster. Their repertoire is wide ranging, encompassing standard works and cutting-edge modern music.

The culmination of the Cultural Arts Series 2000/2001 is the 3rd Annual Great Masters Series in March, with music by the celebrated composer Antonio Vivaldi. The Great Masters Series is a part of Vivaldi Festival 2000/2001, which is presented by the Vivaldi Society of America. This year’s festival includes six fall concerts and four spring concerts. The fall concert performances opened with the Valley premiere of one of Vivaldi’s magnificent operas, La Fida Ninfa, at Herberger Theater and closes at Fleischer Museum’s Great Master Series. Each of the four spring concerts, which occur every Sunday in March, spotlights a different group including; ASU Chamber Orchestra, Isola Jones and Eileen Mager, cantatas and motets for Soprano and Mezzo, Fine Arts Strings and Cantemus.

The Cultural Arts Series 2000/2001 is in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, Feminine Visions: Women Of The California School 1890-1930s, which spotlights female artists of American Impressionism California School. This exhibition features work by women who enriched the American art heritage with their achievements and contributions.

Fleischer Museum opened as the first museum dedicated to the paintings of American Impressionism, California School, 1890-1930’s and now extends its collection to include Russian Impressionism from the Cold War Era. Fleischer Museum, which displays the private collection of Morton and Donna Fleischer, serves as a cultural and educational contribution to the community. Free to the public, Fleischer Museum periodically features special exhibits of renowned artists’ paintings and sculptures and performances of the fine arts. The museum is open seven days a week, excluding holidays, and offers tours to local school classes and to the public by appointment. Fleischer Museum is located in the Perimeter Center near the northwest corner of Pima and East Bell Roads. Please call (480) 585-3108 for directions.

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