Stanford Library Blog: Opern-Typen: opera meets the comics

Opern-Tÿpen consists of six volumes of chromolithographic plates depicting scenes from 54 operas popular in 19th century Germany. Each opera plot has been distilled into a mere six frames, with liberally adapted accompanying text. The visual charms of Opern-Typen are evident. The plates reveal a sophisticated understanding of the effective use of line, gesture, and composition […] Read More

Stanford alumna wins international award for her thesis documentary about Syrian refugees

Melissa Langer, 2015 MFA graduate of Stanford’s Documentary Film and Video Program, recently won the IDFA Award for Best Student Documentary for her thesis film, My Aleppo. The film, which chronicles the experience of a Syrian refugee family that relocated to Pretoria, South Africa, was one of 15 films in eight categories to win awards in […] Read More

Artist Rick Lowe is Stanford Haas Center’s 2016 Distinguished Visitor

Artist and MacArthur Foundation grant recipient Rick Lowe will visit Stanford over winter quarter as this year’s Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor. On Feb. 4, Lowe will deliver the Haas Center for Public Service’s Distinguished Visitor Lecture, titled “Redefining Art in the Social Context.” During his time on campus he will also lead seminars […] Read More

Cantor Arts Center spotlights Richard Diebenkorn’s sketchbooks

For the very first time, the complete sketchbooks of the great American artist Richard Diebenkorn are available to view. The Cantor Arts Center recently launched a new website that gives access to the museum’s collection of 29 sketchbooks by Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993), a renowned artist celebrated as both a central figure in the Bay Area […] Read More

Stanford students take listeners on a voyage of discovery

While studying “sky burials” in Mongolia, Reade Levinson amassed 20 hours of recordings, including interviews with Tibetan Buddhist lamas, conservation biologists and vulture experts, and the sound of dogs barking, monks praying and cars honking. Levinson, a senior majoring in Earth systems, spent last summer researching the funeral practice, in which monks place corpses – […] Read More