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


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Virtual events and performances

  • 2/26 @ 12:30 p.m. Artist talk with Carter Hodgkin: Carter Hodgkin is a contemporary artist known for her striking visual interpretations of physics. Her work is part of the Stanford Redwood City collection.
  • 2/26 @ 3 p.m. Another Look Book Club reads Billy Phelan's Greatest Game: Professor Emeritus Tobias Wolff discusses William Kennedy's novel about a young gambler and bookie who suffers a setback that compels him to embark on an odyssey during the Depression.
  • 2/26 @ 5 p.m. Multi-media sound/reading Deproduction and Q&A: In Deproduction, artist Terre Thaemlitz investigates the awkward, uncomfortable, and hypocritical power dynamics behind Western humanist notions of family, and how they function internationally through processes of globalization.
  • 2/26 @ 5 p.m. 2020 winter MFA documentary screenings: This postponed event from 2020 features four short films produced by first year documentary film graduate students.
  • 2/26 @ 5 p.m. Peripheral Modernity and The Blind Owl's Grim Laughter: This talk will problematize the reception of Sadegh Hedayat's The Blind Owl and revisit this novel in light of the concept of "peripheral modernity" as an integral formal feature of his fictional works.
  • 2/26-3/26 Mozart Meets Mel Brooks: Watch a video production of The Impresario-Producers, a mashup of Mozart’s The Impresario and songs from Mel Brooks’s The Producers performed by Stanford students, faculty, alumni, staff and community members.
  • 2/28-3/28 Songs by Florence Price and Robert Owens: In honor of Black History Month, the recital "Songs by Florence Price and Robert Owens" features the voice students of Wendy Hillhouse performing works composed by these two groundbreaking Black composers.
  • 3/2 @ 12:30 p.m. Film discussion of Norma Rae: Tony Michels (Univ. of Wisconsin) leads a discussion of the 1979 film Norma Rae. 
  • 3/3 @ 5:30 p.m. Curator tour of When Home Won't Let You Stay: Take a virtual walk through the Cantor's newest exhibition When Home Won't Let You Stay with curator Maggie Dethloff.
  • 3/4 @ 10 a.m. From Brahms to Berghain, a virtual tour of Berlin's music scenes: Berlin-based composer and musicologist Leah Muir gives an overview of the wide range of music the city has to offer, followed by Q&A.
  • 3/4-3/6 @ 7 p.m. StageCast experimental performance: StageCast: Experiments in Performance and Technology is an experimental showcase of performances to discover new forms of live, theatrical storytelling over the internet.
  • 3/5 @ 5 p.m. 2020 spring MFA documentary screenings: This postponed event from 2020 features eight short films produced by first year documentary film graduate students.
  • 3/5 @ 8 p.m. TM Krishna in conversation with Aishwary Kumar and Anna Schultz: Thodur Madabusi Krishna is a vocalist in the Carnatic form of classical music, a public intellectual and a social activist who interrogates the intersection of caste, class, and gender within society while exploring the contours of democracy, culture and learning.
  • 3/8 @ 4:30 p.m. Alex Ross lecture, "Wagnerian Double Consciousness": The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross delivers the Ron Alexander Memorial Lecture in Musicology on Black and Jewish Wagnerites at the Fin de Siècle.
  • 3/9 @ noon Near and Far: Medieval Manuscripts Through Digital Time and Space: Elaine Treharne investigates the lives of medieval manuscripts and fragments that date from the 6th century to the 15th century, tracing their survival to the present day, when increasing numbers exist online in digital format.
  • 3/11 @ 5:30 p.m. Christensen Distinguished Lecture: Jacqueline Stewart, professor of cinema and media studies at the University of Chicago, speaks on "Sisters Inside Still a Brother: Inside the Negro Middle Class: Black Women Through the Lens of William Greaves."
  • 3/11 @ 5:30 p.m. Parenting Playbook Experience (PPE) Live Theater: A virtual event featuring live theater vignettes about communication between parents and young adult children about tough topics, with helpful “playbook” suggestions and a Q&A.
  • 3/13 @ 2:30 p.m. Friends of Museum Scholarship Recital: Stanford Music students receiving scholarships from the Friends of Music in support of their lessons perform in this pre-recorded recital for their patrons and the public.
  • 3/31 @ 11 a.m. Book talk with Marci Kwon: Assistant Professor of Art History and Humanities Center fellow Marci Kwon discusses her new book, Enchantments: Joseph Cornell and American Modernism, an innovative and interdisciplinary account that reveals enchantment’s relevance to the history of American mid-century American art.
  • 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.


Makers in place: support and resources for art practice and research

  • 2/23-2/24 Auditions | As Soon As Impossible — TAPS Summer Main Stage: As Soon As Impossible, is a comedy that explores the relationship between two older men, Ramsey and Arthur, an Iraqi-American and a WASP — written by the Roberta Denning Visiting Artist Betty Shamieh. Directed by TAPS Professor Samer Al-Saber, this production combines with TAPS 122P and Stanford Repertory Theater to work with its cast over two quarters, and provide VPUE stipends to student cast members.
  • 2/25 @ 5 p.m. Artist talk with Charlotte Brathwaite: Charlotte Brathwaite’s genre-defying works illuminate the realities and the dreams of the marginalized and center unheard, unseen, and overlooked stories.
  • 2/26 @ 5 pm. Virtual museum nights for students only: This month's Museum Nights features an artist talk, student guide gallery tours, and a student interview that explore the themes of art, tech and activism in the exhibition When Home Won't Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art.
  • 2/27 @ 1 p.m. DIY build-your-own lion dance costume: Build your own lion dance costume and have the chance to be featured in a video performance of student lion dance routines in your own costume.
  • 3/5 @ noon Poetics of law: A cross-cutting poetry reading and panel discussion featuring Layli Long Soldier, author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection WHEREAS, a response to the failures of the 2009 Congressional Resolution of Apology to Native Americans, and Dr. Ann Tweedy, award-winning poet and legal scholar specializing in tribal jurisdiction and tribal civil rights law.
  • 3/10 @ 4 p.m. Artist talk with Be Steadwell: In their live performances, Be utilizes looping, vocal layering and beat boxing to compose songs on stage. Be's original music features earnest lyricism and ​affirming LGBTQ content.
  • 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 2020: 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.
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