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June 2020

CANCELED – Gallery Talk | The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford

June 3 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A Mark Dion Project Using over 700 items from the Stanford Family Collections, artist Mark Dion’s new exhibition explores how Leland Stanford Jr.’s death at age 15 led to the creation of a museum, university, and—by extension—the entire Silicon Valley. Dion spent more than a year culling through the over 6,000 objects in the original Stanford Family Collections to create an exhibition that explores young Leland’s collection—he already was an avid and curious collector at the time of his death—as…

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CANCELED – Early Music Singers

June 3 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to include events of over 50 people. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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CANCELED – Spring Chamber Music Showcase: Program 1

June 3 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to include events of over 50 people. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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CANCELED – Stanford Flute Ensemble

June 4 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to include events of over 50 people. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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Peter Hiller on Jo Mora: Pictorial Maps and Beyond

June 5 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This live talk will be held online via Zoom. Peter Hiller, the Jo Mora Trust Collection Curator, has been enamored with the art of Joseph Jacinto “Jo” Mora (1876-1947) since he came upon Mora’s cartes (maps) in the mid 1990’s – to the extent of having recently written an extensive biography about Jo published in October 2019 by the Book Club of California. Hiller’s immediate intrigue arose from his amazement at Jo Mora’s creative versatility and the outstanding quality of…

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2020 Spring Film Production 114 Film Screening

June 5 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Films by students enrolled in Film Production 114: Introduction to Film & Video Production. Q&A with Filmmakers and light refreshments immediately following screening.

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CANCELED – NOON CONCERT: Voice Students of Kathryne Jennings

June 5 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to include events of over 50 people. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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CANCELED – The New Negroes

June 5 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm

“This is the stand-up show you get if you say ‘James Baldwin’three times into a bathroom mirror.”—Baron Vaughn, Salon “High-concept, racially conscious and earnest…”—Charles Holmes, Rolling Stone “New Negro” is a term popularized during the Harlem Renaissance referring to Black Americans speaking up, telling their own stories, and affirming their various identities in order to dismantle outdated assumptions and beliefs. This show is KINDA doing that, but with sillinesses and jokisms. Join Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle as they host an…

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Stanford Baroque Soloists: Spring Concert

June 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Stanford Baroque Soloists, under the direction of Anthony Martin, presents their Spring concert. (Program TBA.) Admission Info Free

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CANCELED – Stanford Baroque Soloists: Music of Henry Purcell

June 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to include events of over 50 people. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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CANCELED – First Friday: For Stanford Students

June 5 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Cantor on the First Friday of the month during the academic year, with evenings full of art-making, music, and special performances. This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and made possible through the generous support of the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance, the Kenneth D. Brenner family Fund for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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CANCELED – An Evening of Flamenco Music

June 6 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm

Spanish poet Federico García Lorca described duende as the creative force behind flamenco music and dance brought on by the ecstasy of possibility in the presence of darkness. Experience the age-old music form of fire and mystery this summer in the Bing Studio as flamenco guitar virtuoso Grisha Goryachev joins world-renowned pianist Serouj Kradjian. Their concert features classically flavored reinventions of guitar and piano pieces by the old flamenco masters.

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CANCELED – Cantabile Youth Singers

June 7 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Founded in 1994 by local music educator Signe Boyer and guided by the leadership of Artistic Director Elena Sharkova since 2004, Cantabile Youth Singers is an internationally recognized choral program providing world-class music education, vocal training, and performance opportunities to Silicon Valley communities with rehearsal locations in Los Altos, California. Through participation in weekly rehearsals and vocal master classes, seasonal concerts, recitals, festivals, and international touring, more than 200 singers ages 4 to 18 engage their hearts, minds, and voices…

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CANCELED – Spring Chamber Music Showcase: Program 2

June 8 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to include events of over 50 people. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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Health Improvement Program (HIP) Registration Opens

June 9

Registration for Summer Healthy Living Classes begins at 9:00 a.m. All Healthy Living classes are offered online. Classes are BeWell Berry-eligible and several are available as a BeWell Engagement option. HealthySteps to Wellness participants earn 50 points for participating. Most Healthy Living classes are approved for STAP and EA funds. Healthy Living classes are open to everyone.

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CANCELED – Melanie Goldstein, cello

June 10 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to include events of over 50 people. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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2020 Spring MFA Documentary Film Screening

June 11 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Films by First Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program. Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening. Free and open to the public.

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CANCELED – The Organ Symphonies of Louis Vierne

June 12 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Music of great drama, poetry, longing, playfulness, pathos, exuberance, and deep sorrow. The six remarkable organ symphonies of Louis Vierne (1870-1937) tower over the organ music of the late romantic era. He was, for 37 years, the organist of Notre Dame de Paris, and it is with that building that his music is so closely identified. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth, the symphonies will be performed on the Murray Harris organ in historic Stanford Memorial Church.…

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2020 Thesis Documentary Film Screening

June 13 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Films by graduating Second Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program. Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening. Free and open to the public.

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CANCELED – Second Sunday Family Day

June 14 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cantor Events: Drop-in Studio: Experiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in the hands-on art-making experience. All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to attend.Art Packs: Check out an Art Pack that includes themed activities for visitors of all ages and supplies for sketching while visiting the galleries.Sunday Spotlight: 15-minute gallery talk for all ages. Talks start at 11:30 am and continue throughout the day on the half hour through 2:30 pm.Activity Table: Inspired by…

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CANCELED – Gallery Talk | Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting

June 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Burton & Deedee McMurtry Curator, Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, as she discusses the current exhibition Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting. Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigates issues of identity, social justice, and humanity’s changing relationship with nature. IMAGE: Wesaam Al-Badry (U.S.A., b. Iraq, 1984), Hermes #V, 2018. Archival pigment print. Gift of Pamela and David Hornik, 2019.3 

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CANCELED – Gallery Talk | A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

June 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

An exhibition celebrating work by groundbreaking African American artist Gordon Parks, who used his camera to confront racism and also represent creativity and endurance. IMAGE: Gordon Parks (U.S.A., 1912–2006), Emerging Man, 1952. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of and © The Gordon Parks Foundation. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University

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July 2020

CANCELED – Gallery Talk | Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting

July 8 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Burton & Deedee McMurtry Curator, Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, as she discusses the current exhibition Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting. Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigates issues of identity, social justice, and humanity’s changing relationship with nature. IMAGE: Wesaam Al-Badry (U.S.A., b. Iraq, 1984), Hermes #V, 2018. Archival pigment print. Gift of Pamela and David Hornik, 2019.3 

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Second Sunday Family Day

July 12 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cantor Events: Drop-in Studio: Experiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in the hands-on art-making experience. All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to attend.Art Packs: Check out an Art Pack that includes themed activities for visitors of all ages and supplies for sketching while visiting the galleries.Sunday Spotlight: 15-minute gallery talk for all ages. Talks start at 11:30 am and continue throughout the day on the half hour through 2:30 pm.Activity Table: Inspired by…

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August 2020

Second Sunday Family Day

August 9 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cantor Events: Drop-in Studio: Experiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in the hands-on art-making experience. All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to attend.Art Packs: Check out an Art Pack that includes themed activities for visitors of all ages and supplies for sketching while visiting the galleries.Sunday Spotlight: 15-minute gallery talk for all ages. Talks start at 11:30 am and continue throughout the day on the half hour through 2:30 pm.Activity Table: Inspired by…

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