Arts @ Home
Community and student resources to engage with the arts from wherever you are.
Virtual events and performances
- 1/10 @ 11 a.m. Second Sunday at Home with Stanford art museums: Create your own ART SIGN and join in a community art celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Through 1/11 A&AH open studios: A showcase of the creative practice of Stanford students during a remote fall quarter, presented by the Department of Art and Art History.
- 1/13 - 1/17 by phone Act One 600 Highwayman: Guided by a score of instructions, questions, prompts and physical directives, people who have never met build a series of performances for one another. Each of the three acts of 600 Highwaymen's A Thousand Ways explores the line between strangeness and kinship, distance and proximity, and how the most intimate assembly can become profoundly radical. These are extended dates for Act one. Dates for acts two and three will be announced in 2021. Ticketed.
- 1/14 @ 10 a.m. Book talk with Amir Ahmadi Arian: Iranian writer Amir Ahmadi Arian discusses his first novel in English, Then the Fish Swallowed Him, which is about a man in Iran who finds himself driven to a breaking point when he joins a strike of bus drivers in 2005 that angers the ruling regime.
- 1/15 - 1/18 Doc film festival: Where Do We Go From Here?: In honor of the MLK holiday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University will host a four-day webinar and film festival featuring over 15 documentaries as well as musical performances and panel discussions that speak to Dr. King's unanswered question: "Where do we go from here?"
- 1/15 @ noon The Novel and the New Ethics: Dorothy Hale, University of California, Berkeley, argues that contemporary writers share the belief that knowing and being responsible to people different from oneself is the defining ethical task of the fiction writer.
- 1/20 @ 10 a.m. CLET – Taking it to the Streets: Join Clet in his San Niccolò studio for a conversation about his work and the contemporary art scene in Florence, as well as a virtual tour of his work and that of some his contemporaries, out on the city streets.
- 1/21 @ 12:30 p.m. Book talk with Usha Iyer: Film scholar and Stanford Humanities Center fellow Usha Iyer discusses her new book, Dancing Women: Choreographing Corporeal Histories of Hindi Cinema, which is a study of two of South Asia’s most popular cultural forms, cinema and dance.
- 1/21 @ 5:30 p.m. Stuck@Home concert: Stanford Medicine's ongoing series of virtual concert in support of the power of music to heal and unite, particularly during uncertain times.
- 1/22 @ 12:30 Talks With the Artists series: Danielle Wohl talks with Stanford University Libraries special collections and conservationists staff on the work of activist photographer Bob Fitch.
- 2/9 @ 4:15 p.m. Artist's Salon featuring Valerie Miner: The Clayman Institute presents writer and artist-in-residence Valerie Miner who will talk about telling stories as well as read from her new book of short fiction, Bread and Salt.
- Ongoing for Stanford Live members and Stanford students: Stanford Live's digital season features exclusive films produced by Stanford Live, performance screenings, lectures, podcasts and more.
*all times are PST and all events are virtual unless described otherwise
All things visual art
- Work and Social Justice: The David Bacon Photography Archive at Stanford: This exhibition at Stanford's Green Library celebrates the David Bacon Photography Archive. Accessible to Stanford ID holders only.
- Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists: Hosted by art historian and the associate director of ITALIC at Stanford, Kim Beil, the micro-video series focuses on a single object in the Anderson Collection, sparking dialogue with a guest artist.
- Museums from Home: What to watch, read and explore to enjoy Stanford art museums from home.
- Cantor Arts Center publications: Explore Cantor publications, including books, catalogues and an archive of the Cantor Magazine.
- Virtual backgrounds: Customize your video conference background, set your computer or phone wallpaper and step inside the Stanford museums' galleries -- virtually.
- The McMurtry Lectures: Watch the the Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lectures, a program of the Anderson Collection, presented in partnership with Stanford Live.
- Layer Cake at the Coulter Art Gallery: A group exhibition from winter quarter 2020 of works by five Stanford first-year MFA students in art practice.
- Terry Berlier exhibition at the Stanford Art Gallery: I am what I am not yet brings together Stanford Associate Professor Terry Berlier's interests in queerness and ecologies.
- Enrique Chagoya exhibition at the Coulter Art Gallery: A 2019 survey of paintings, drawings and prints, titled Detention at the Border of Language, spans two decades in Stanford Professor Enrique Chagoya’s career.
- !Women Art Revolution: Stanford Libraries presents a collection of artists’ and critics’ interviews chronicling the founding years of the feminist art movement in the 1970s.
- Stanford Redwood City art: An eclectic collection of indoor and outdoor art has transformed the Stanford Redwood City campus.
- Additional remote arts experiences: A collection of Stanford podcasts, videos, slideshows, digital showcases and online courses.
- Intersections: Where Theory and Practice Meet: Podcast host Michael Rau, Stanford assistant professor of theater and performance studies, interviews working artists on how their artistic theory manifests in their artistic practice.
- Engaging racism through audio: Stanford Storytelling Project playlist features pieces by Stanford students past and present.
- Racial justice stories: Stanford Storytelling Project playlist of audio stories that engage racism put together by SSP's professional staff, including stories from well-loved podcasts.
- KZSU: Stanford's FM radio station, broadcasting across the Bay Area on 90.1 FM and across the world at kzsulive.stanford.edu.
- A Good Read: Stanford Creative Writing Program book recommendations.
- On the Shelf: Book recommendations by staff from the Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection.
- Paper Projects: The Anderson Collection brings you art-making projects to do off screen.
- Stanford coloring page: Print the PDF of this Stanford scene, grab your favorite Crayola shade and get to work.
- Girl on the Beach coloring page: Inspired by Richard Diebenkorn's, Girl on the Beach, 1957, oil on canvas, Anderson Collection,
- Mouse Cup coloring page: Inspired by Elizabeth Murray's, Mouse Cup, 1981-1982, oil on two canvases, Anderson Collection.
Makers in place: support and resources for art practice and research
- Free Stanford Live content fo Stanford students: Stanford Live's digital season features exclusive films produced by Stanford Live, performance screenings, lectures, podcasts and more.
- Creative Agency in the Pandemic World: Samples of student work created for Professor Mark Applebaum's spring 2020 course MUSIC 154E are viewable online.
- Here and Elsewhere, the 2020 senior exhibition: The Department of Art and Art History presents the work of 16 graduating students of art practice.
- A Geography of Dreams, the 2020 undergraduate honors thesis exhibition and virtual tour: The Department of Art and Art History presents the culmination of the yearlong honors thesis program in art practice.
- Spring Art Fair: The Professional Art Society of Stanford and the VPA present a virtual art experience.
- Student arts community listserv: Share artwork, resources, updates from your student groups, deals on artmaking supplies, upcoming local performances and exhibitions, news in the art world and entertainment industry, etc. This is an informal list in a “for students, by students” fashion.
- For students resource page: Artist or audience member, beginner or expert, explore these pages for clubs, classes, internships, grants, and more.
- Stanford art museums "Learning from Home": A collection of digital resources for the academic community to explore Stanford’s art museums remotely.
- Stanford art museums student programs: Engage with the museums—jobs, internships, and social events are open to students of all levels and majors.
- For faculty resource page: Resources for Stanford faculty to participate and engage with the arts on campus.
- Stanford art museums faculty support: Museums programs offer substantive opportunities for students and faculty to engage with our encyclopedic collection.
- Submit student artwork: Submit artwork (image, video, sound) for consideration in Stanford print and digital publications and social channels.
- Music Library and Archive of Recorded Sound (ARS): Check out the many ways that students can connect online.
- Piano roll archive: Stanford's piano roll archive provides digital access to the piano roll collections of the Archive of Recorded Sound and is comprised of digital scans in the form of full-color and monochrome image files, MIDI files and audio files.
- Anderson Collection at Stanford University
- Architectural Design Program
- Cantor Arts Center
- Creative Writing Program
- Department of Art & Art History
- Department of Music
- Department of Theater & Performance Studies
- Humanities Center
- Institute for Diversity in the Arts
- Medicine & the Muse
- Roble Arts Gym
- Stanford Arts Institute
- Stanford Live/Bing Concert Hall/Frost Amphitheater
- Stanford Repertory Theater
- Stanford Storytelling Project