1 Have You Been Here Before 2 No This Is The First Time / New York


  • Florence Gould Hall 55 East 59th Street New York, NY, 10022 United States

2015 H. Peter Stern Lecture of the World Monuments Fund (WMF)

Join us for an intimate evening with Robert Wilson, one of the world’s foremost theater and visual artists, and an avant-garde visionary. Wilson invites us into his astonishing aesthetic universe with hundreds of striking images from throughout his prolific career, in an intimate self-portrait of his creative process.

The performance will reference Wilson’s landmark original works for the stage such as Deafman Glance, A Letter for Queen Victoria, Einstein on the Beach, The CIVIL warS, and The Black Rider, as well as his acclaimed work for the operatic and theatrical repertoire, including his luminous stagings of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, and Heiner Mueller’s Quartet.

To conclude the evening, audience members will be invited to explore the performance further during a Question and Answer session with Wilson.

More information can be found here.

The H. Peter Stern Lecture
The annual H. Peter Stern Lecture extends the legacy of long-time World Monuments Fund Trustee H. Peter Stern. As a student at Harvard, Peter Stern resolved to follow in the footsteps of the English historian and philosopher Arnold Toynbee and see what remained of all the world’s great civilizations. Honoring his long legacy of service to WMF, the H. Peter Stern Lecture presents speakers who explore civilization’s great places, continuing the cycle of intellectual curiosity, search, and inspiration that Peter Stern began many years ago.

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