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The generosity of Stanford donors has enabled a renaissance in the arts that is nothing short of transformative.

Over the past several years, great strides have been made in enhancing arts programs for students and faculty. Additionally, the completion of the arts district has made Stanford a cultural destination. This remarkable momentum began with the Arts Initiative during the Stanford Challenge and has continued thanks to the loyal support of donors.

These accomplishments have set the stage for the current phase, Arts Leap: Join the Movement. With additional support, Stanford can develop further opportunities for students and faculty to contribute to the arts in critical and imaginative ways—and help define what it means to make, experience, and study art in the 21st century.

Ongoing priorities include:

  • Endowed support for scholars including fellowships, professorships, curatorships, directorships
  • Support for Stanford art departments, programs, and museums
  • Funding for collaborations that take advantage of world-class teaching and research across disciplines
  • Gifts of art
  • Funds for visiting artists, art supplies and equipment
  • Arts Leap: Join the Movement

Arts Advisory Council

Cynthia Lewis Beck ’77, JD ’80
Michael Darling ’90
Roberta Denning ’75, MBA ’78, Chair
Susan Patricia Diekman ’65, MA ’67
Harry J. Elam, Jr.
Melissa F. Fetter ’82
Alex Fialho ’11
Doris Fisher ’53
Andrea Hennessy
Leslie Hume MA ’71, PhD ’79
David Henry Hwang ’79
Mary Ittelson MBA ’85

Ronald Johnson ’80
Roberta Katz ’69
Annie Huntress Lamont ’79
Luke Lorentzen ’15
Christy MacLear ’88
Burt McMurtry MS ’59, PhD ’62
Deedee McMurtry
Bill Meehan MBA ’78
Nancy Mohr
Wendy Munger ’72
Vicki Sant ’61
V. Joy Simmons ’74


Maude Brezinski
Senior Director of Development for the Arts

Jason Linetzky
Director of the Anderson Collection

Chris Lorway
Executive Director of Stanford Live and Bing Concert Hall

Peggy Phelan
Ann O’Day Maples Professor in the Arts, Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and Professor of English

Matthew Tiews
Associate Dean for the Advancement of the Arts