Posts Tagged ‘connie wolf’

Cantor Arts Center’s French summer

Six exhibitions highlight five centuries of French art from private and permanent collections. Staff members pick their favorite works.

Never mind that King Francois I of France pre-dated Bastille Day by more than 200 years. The sophisticated and extravagant School of Fontainebleau style that developed under his royal command is something to celebrate and see during the month of France’s La Fête Nationale. Francois’ 16th-century prints, le quatorze juillet, on view through Sunday, are part of…

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A year of high notes for Stanford’s Chocolate Heads

In this third and final installment of the Chocolate Heads series, the students and director of the movement band reflect on practice and performance.

The Chocolate Heads movement band had a banner year, by any measure. They collaborated with jazz great William Parker, workshopped with neuroscientists and synesthetes, staged an underground performance at Cantor Arts Center, dazzled an audience at Bing Concert Hall, partnered with the a cappella group Talisman on an original composition, and finished the year with a spring…

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Stanford art history graduate students will take a hands-on approach thanks to Mellon Grant

The Cantor Arts Center and the Department of Art and Art History forge a partnership to rethink the relationship between objects and academic study.

For an art lover, there is nothing quite like standing in front of a work of art. There’s the scale of the work, the texture of the paint, and the visceral emotional reaction that can only come through experience. For the museum curator, handling these objects – reading the artist’s scribbles on the back of…

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Cantor Arts Center Chooses Photography as an Area for Expansion

Stanford, Calif. — Connie Wolf, the John and Jill Freidenrich Director of the Cantor Arts Center, announces the launch of a comprehensive plan for the growth of the Cantor’s photography program. This will position the Cantor as a leader in the collection, exhibition and study of photographs in the Bay Area, which is recognized internationally…

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Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center partners with the Google Art Project, an international online art gallery

More than 100 high-resolution images from the Cantor are now available for in-depth research and examination.

Nothing compares to seeing a work of art in person, but there might also be nothing compared to examining a high- resolution image of a work of art that reveals details not visible to the naked eye – at least a naked eye viewing from behind a velvet rope or through protective Plexiglas. The closer-than-you-can-get-in-person…

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Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center draws kids in with new family program

A new Sunday program at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center brings children and families into the museum for tours and art-making.

There’s a new pitter-patter at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford. Scurrying between the sculptures, popping by the portraits and musing at the masks are groups of children, taking part in a new program that has them drawing and sketching in the shadow of the masters. The Cantor has always welcomed families but the new program, on Sunday…

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Stanford’s Chocolate Heads dance around the theme ‘synesthesia’

The group of dancers, musicians and spoken word artists learn to put their talents together with jazz master William Parker and each other.

The Bing Concert Hall box office ran out of tickets for the upcoming Chocolate Heads performance in just three hours. The Heads, along with their muse and mentor this year, William Parker, clearly have a following. The 842 lucky ticketholders will be among the first to see dance performed in the new hall and experience…

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Christian Marclay’s Video Quartet

Across a bank of four screens, Maria Callas, Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe and scores of other musicians and actors make some kind of sound, seemingly in response to each other—much like players in a musical ensemble. This is Christian Marclay’s “Video Quartet,” a publicly and critically acclaimed 14-minute DVD projection, on view November 14 through…

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