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Darius Milhaud

Darius Milhaud is a composer who was born to a Jewish family in Aix-en-Provence on September 4, 1892. Originally a violinist, Milhaud later focused his musical...

Hung Liu

Hung Liu was born on February 17, 1948 in Changchun, China. Hung Liu is a Chinese-American painter who focuses on paintings based on historical Chinese photogr...

Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham was born on April 12, 1883 in Portland, Oregon and died on June 24, 1976 in San Francisco, California. A photographer at the center of the 19...

Robert Moses

Robert Moses was born in 1963. Robert practices and teaches dance and choreography through RMK Dance Company as well as at Mills as a professor. He incorporate...

MK Chavez

Maria Kaylib Chavez, a.k.a. MK Chavez, was born on June 14, 1964 in San Francisco. MK Chavez is a poet and writer. She said, “Animals are always going to be pr...

Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li was born on November 4, 1972 in Beijing, China. She is the author of six books of fiction, including three novels and two short story collections, A T...

Yuri Kochiyama

Yuri Kochiyama was born on May 19, 1921 and died on June 1, 2014. She was born in San Pedro, CA while she spent many of her later years in Oakland, CA as well ...

Nellie Wong

“It’s adversity, being in the heat of the struggle, that moves us forward. Fighting gives me back my energy.” ~ Nellie Wong Nellie Wong’s focus is poetry, s...

Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros’s life’s work as a composer, performer, and humanitarian was about deepening her own and other people’s sensibilities to the facets of sound. ...

Fred Frith

Jeremy Webster “Fred” Frith was born on February 17, 1949 in the small town of Heathfield in East Sussex, England. Frith describes himself as a songwriter, com...

Julia Morgan

Julia Morgan, born on January 20, 1872 in San Francisco, is one of the most well-known architects. With international experience, Morgan worked for over 40 yea...
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