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Bill Berkson Memorial
July 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
Please join San Francisco Art Institute in remembering and honoring the life of poet, art critic, and much-loved SFAI professor emeritus Bill Berkson.
Sunday, July 24, 2016 | 2pm
Lecture Hall | 800 Chestnut Street
Reception to follow
Contact Sarah Morrison by email or call 415.749.4516.
The memorial is open to the public and we anticipate high attendance. Seating in the Lecture Hall is limited; overflow seating with a simulcast of the program will be available in the SFAI Café.
Bill Berkson moved through life with compassion, grace, and humor. His generous spirit nourished and inspired those around him. He is remembered with special fondness and admiration by the students, faculty, and staff at SFAI, where he taught from 1984 to 2008.
All words are prophetic
Bare the thread, swallow the cloud
Reflected glory drives off
Leaving the original in demand
Repeat after me
– Bill Berkson, from his poem Lady Air
A luminary of our time, Bill’s eloquence with language was surpassed only by the depth of his kindness. He will be greatly missed.