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Arts @ Home

Community and student resources to engage with the arts from wherever you are.


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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

Off screen

  • 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.


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