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Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Michelangelo of the Baroque

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The Commonwealth Club

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Michelangelo of the Baroque MLF

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission - Non-Member Ended $20.00 $2.09
General Admission - Member Ended $8.00 $0.00
Student Ended $7.00 $1.38

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Ian Morris, Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics and Professor of History, Stanford University; Author, The Measure of Civilization

Using a groundbreaking numerical index that compares societies in different times and places, Morris breaks social development into four traits – energy capture per capita, organization, information technology and war-making capacity – and uses archaeological, historical and modern government data to quantify patterns. His conclusions about when and why the West came to dominate are influencing the ongoing scholarly debate.

MLF: Humanities
Location: SF Club Office
Time:  5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: George Hammond

Location  Gold Room, The Commonwealth Club
- See more at: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2013-04-02/ian-morris-measure-civilization#sthash.vJoHcVrK.dpuGian Lorenzo Bernini – Michelangelo of the Baroque
Michael Stehr, Artist; Owner, Sistine Chapel Decorative Art
Stehr will discuss how Gian Lorenzo Bernini used his immense talents as an architect, painter and sculptor to define the unique visual style of the Baroque Age. Bernini, and his collaborators and rivals, accomplished their makeover of Rome by successfully pursuing the patronage of Popes, who dipped into the wealth of the resurgent Counter-Reformation Church to restore the monumental grandeur of the Eternal City.
MLF: Humanities
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students
Program Organizer: George Hammond
Also know: In association with Humanities West and The Leonardo da Vinci Societyf

Michael Stehr, Artist; Owner, Sistine Chapel Decorative Art

Stehr will discuss how Gian Lorenzo Bernini used his immense talents as an architect, painter and sculptor to define the unique visual style of the Baroque Age. Bernini, and his collaborators and rivals, accomplished their makeover of Rome by successfully pursuing the patronage of Popes, who dipped into the wealth of the resurgent Counter-Reformation Church to restore the monumental grandeur of the Eternal City.

MLF: Humanities
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 non-members, $8 members, $7 students
Program Organizer: George Hammond
Also know: In association with Humanities West and The Leonardo da Vinci Society

 

 

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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

If you purchased a member ticket of any kind, please bring your Commonwealth Club member ID card with you for entry.

 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Directions to our main San Francisco Office

Below are directions to our main San Francisco office at 595 Market St., where most Club events are held. Or use Google Maps for custom directions. Scroll down for directions to our Silicon Valley office.

Via BART
Take BART to the Montgomery Street station. Take the 2nd Street exit. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market streets (there is a Chase Bank and a Peet's Coffee on the first floor of our building). For schedule information, visit BART online.

Via Muni
The Commonwealth Club is easily accessible by Muni and can be directly reached by Lines F, 5, 6, 7, 9, 21, 31, 38, 66, 71, which stop at the corner of 2nd and Market streets. Many additional Muni lines stop nearby and are within easy walking distance: visit Muni online or call 817-1717 (415, 510 and 511 area codes) for route and schedule information.

Driving from East Bay
Take the Fremont Street exit from the Bay Bridge. Continue for two blocks and make a left onto Mission Street. Turn right on 2nd Street and then right again on Stevenson to park in one of the three parking garages listed below, or continue on Mission toward the Mission & 5th Street Garage. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market Streets, one block north of Mission Street.

Driving from South Bay
Take the Fourth Street exit off of Highway 101 or 280. Continue straight off of exit onto Bryant Street (from 101) or King Street (from 280) for two blocks. Turn left onto Second Street, past Mission, and then turn right on Stevenson to park in one of the three parking garages listed below, or continue on Mission toward the Mission & 5th Street Garage. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market Streets, one block north of Mission Street.

Driving from North Bay
From Golden Gate Bridge, take Marina Boulevard to Bay Street. Turn left on Bay Street and continue to Embarcadero. Turn right on Embarcadero and continue to Mission Street. Turn right on Mission Street, right on 2nd Street and right on Stevenson to park in one of the three parking garages listed below, or continue on Mission toward the Mission & 5th Street Garage. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market streets, one block north of Mission Street.

- See more at: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/contact-us/directions-parking#sthash.ndR5kzGX.dpuf

Directions to our main San Francisco Office

Below are directions to our main San Francisco office at 595 Market St., where most Club events are held. Or use Google Maps for custom directions. Scroll down for directions to our Silicon Valley office.

Via BART
Take BART to the Montgomery Street station. Take the 2nd Street exit. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market streets (there is a Chase Bank and a Peet's Coffee on the first floor of our building). For schedule information, visit BART online.

Via Muni
The Commonwealth Club is easily accessible by Muni and can be directly reached by Lines F, 5, 6, 7, 9, 21, 31, 38, 66, 71, which stop at the corner of 2nd and Market streets. Many additional Muni lines stop nearby and are within easy walking distance: visit Muni online or call 817-1717 (415, 510 and 511 area codes) for route and schedule information.

Driving from East Bay
Take the Fremont Street exit from the Bay Bridge. Continue for two blocks and make a left onto Mission Street. Turn right on 2nd Street and then right again on Stevenson to park in one of the three parking garages listed below, or continue on Mission toward the Mission & 5th Street Garage. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market Streets, one block north of Mission Street.

Driving from South Bay
Take the Fourth Street exit off of Highway 101 or 280. Continue straight off of exit onto Bryant Street (from 101) or King Street (from 280) for two blocks. Turn left onto Second Street, past Mission, and then turn right on Stevenson to park in one of the three parking garages listed below, or continue on Mission toward the Mission & 5th Street Garage. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market Streets, one block north of Mission Street.

Driving from North Bay
From Golden Gate Bridge, take Marina Boulevard to Bay Street. Turn left on Bay Street and continue to Embarcadero. Turn right on Embarcadero and continue to Mission Street. Turn right on Mission Street, right on 2nd Street and right on Stevenson to park in one of the three parking garages listed below, or continue on Mission toward the Mission & 5th Street Garage. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market streets, one block north of Mission Street.

Directions to our main San Francisco Office

Below are directions to our main San Francisco office at 595 Market St., where most Club events are held. Or use Google Maps for custom directions. Scroll down for directions to our Silicon Valley office.

Via BART
Take BART to the Montgomery Street station. Take the 2nd Street exit. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market streets (there is a Chase Bank and a Peet's Coffee on the first floor of our building). For schedule information, visit BART online.

Via Muni
The Commonwealth Club is easily accessible by Muni and can be directly reached by Lines F, 5, 6, 7, 9, 21, 31, 38, 66, 71, which stop at the corner of 2nd and Market streets. Many additional Muni lines stop nearby and are within easy walking distance: visit Muni online or call 817-1717 (415, 510 and 511 area codes) for route and schedule information.

Driving from East Bay
Take the Fremont Street exit from the Bay Bridge. Continue for two blocks and make a left onto Mission Street. Turn right on 2nd Street and then right again on Stevenson to park in one of the three parking garages listed below, or continue on Mission toward the Mission & 5th Street Garage. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market Streets, one block north of Mission Street.

Driving from South Bay
Take the Fourth Street exit off of Highway 101 or 280. Continue straight off of exit onto Bryant Street (from 101) or King Street (from 280) for two blocks. Turn left onto Second Street, past Mission, and then turn right on Stevenson to park in one of the three parking garages listed below, or continue on Mission toward the Mission & 5th Street Garage. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market Streets, one block north of Mission Street.

Driving from North Bay
From Golden Gate Bridge, take Marina Boulevard to Bay Street. Turn left on Bay Street and continue to Embarcadero. Turn right on Embarcadero and continue to Mission Street. Turn right on Mission Street, right on 2nd Street and right on Stevenson to park in one of the three parking garages listed below, or continue on Mission toward the Mission & 5th Street Garage. The Commonwealth Club office is at 595 Market St., at the corner of 2nd and Market streets, one block north of Mission Street.

- See more at: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/contact-us/directions-parking#sthash.ndR5kzGX.dpuf

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions about this event, please email the Club at club@commonwealthclub.org, or give us a call at (415) 597-6700.

 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you purchased a member ticket, your ticket is not transferrable. If you purchased a non-member ticket, you may give it to whomever you please.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring your printed ticket to the event to speed your check-in process!

 

What is the refund policy?

All ticket sales are final. We do not offer refunds.

 

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The Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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