Was it a ping-pong ball that led Nixon to China? Marianne Grey will review and illustrate events which led to Nixon’s unprecedented 1972 trip. She will introduce the nearly one billion Chinese living under Mao’s authority: What was their life like? What were they doing? Reading? Creating? What did they know about the rest of the world? What did they learn from Nixon’s visit?
Princeton University Art Museum Docent and popular Princeton Festival lecturer, Marianne Grey provides historical, cultural and artistic context for each year’s opera production.