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Cultural Committee

Last Event

SFMOMA Architecture and
Paul Klee Tour

Sunday March 19, 2017
SFMOMA, 151 3rd St, San Francisco

The 90-minute tour at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art focused on the architecture of the newly expanded SFMOMA site whose original building was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, as well as the current exhibition of "Paul Klee at Play". Also included on the tour was a visit to the special exhibition "Paul Klee at Play", which highlighted the Swiss modernist’s lifelong exploration of the creative and transformative possibilities of play. This exhibition included a selection of the whimsical hand puppets Klee made for his son, Felix, fashioned from scraps of cloth, papier-mâché, and found objects.



What is the Cultural Committee?

The Cultural Committee has recently been established by the United Swiss Societies. Its mission is to promote Swiss artists and cultural events in the Bay Area with a small budget allowance. If you have a suggestion for a Swiss cultural event that the Cultural Committee may help sponsor, let us know!


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Previous Events

March 19, 2017
The private tour at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art focused on the architecture of the newly expanded SFMOMA site whose original building was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. In addition, the tour included a visit to a special exhibition "Paul Klee at Play", which highlighted Swiss modernist's lifelong exploration of the creative and transformative possibilities of play.

Feb 3-8, 2017
This 21st Berlin & Beyond Film Festival featured three Swiss films: The US premiere of Dark Fortune, a tragic drama, Heidi, an endearing family film and Wonderland, an apocalyptic thought experiment.

Dec 10, 2016
At the German Holiday Market, several Swiss artists offered their art to the community, including handmade aprons (Carla Twitchwell), greetings cards (Daniel Leu), handmade bags and pillows (Zwia Lipkin), and Swiss wood paintings (Heidi Price).

June 12, 2016
Swiss Kids' Day Camp provided children ages 4-14 the opportunity to learn traditional Swiss activities such as Schwingen (wrestling), Steinstossen (stone throwing), Talerschwingen and more!

Jan 14-20, 2016
The 20th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival presented three documentaries: Nicolas Steiner’s “Above and Below” (2015), Dodo Hunziker’s “Tibetan Warrior” (2015) and Samir’s “Iraqi Odyssey 3D” (2014).

 
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The United Swiss Societies of Northern California (USSNC), founded in 1912, merged with the Swiss House Association of California, which had incorporated on July 21, 1930, the merger created the new name, United Swiss House of Northern California, Inc., which on February 11, 1983 incorporated to its current name. United Swiss Societies of Northern California, Inc., organized as a California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation, 501(c)(4), tax ID 23-7126939