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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

  • 4/9 @ 1 p.m. Workshop in Poetics: Nikki Skillman, Indiana University, will workshop “White Faces, Black Hands: Race, Counterhistory, and the Poetics of the Letterform,” a paper based on her current book project, The New Page.
  • 4/11 @ 11 a.m. Second Sunday at Home: make your own viewfinder: A viewfinder helps artists visualize compositions. Gather these supplies,  string, thread or floss, paper, scissors, ruler and tape, and join Second Sunday art-making.
  • 4/13 @ 10 a.m. Performing Berlin: The Theater and Dance Scenes: Carly Lave, '15, and Noémi Berkowitz, '16, discuss the experimental Berlin performance scene through their work as artists in the fields of dance and theater.
  • 4/14 @ noon Artists in Harlem: Then and Now: Explore the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and its influence on art in Harlem today with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Michele Elam, Terrance McKnight, Kiyan Williams and  Katie Dieter as they talk about their projects and careers, and how the local artists from 100+ years ago helped to pave their way.
  • 4/14 @ 7:30 p.m. The Forgotten Kingdom: Sand Stories: A collaboration between sand artist Kseniya Simonova and Guy Mendilow Ensemble, followed by a live discussion with the artists.
  • 4/15 @ 10 a.m. Book talk with Salar Abdoh: Salar Abdoh's novel Out of Mesopotamia is an unprecedented glimpse into "endless war" from a Middle Eastern perspective.
  • 4/15 @ 6 p.m. Pulled Apart: Re-engineering and Re-purposing Human Civilization: A conversation among artists and educators including Terry Berlier, associate professor of art.
  • 4/20 @ 5:30 p.m. Curator Tour: Media Works in When Home Won't Let You Stay: Maggie Dethloff provides an in-depth look into three multi-channel video artworks and discuss how artists Carlos Motta, Isaac Julien, and Richard Mosse use time-based media in different ways to communicate stories of migration.
  • 4/22 @ 10 a.m. Translating Ulysses into Persian: A Century of Censorship: Akram Pedramnia explores the challenges of translating modernist works, like Lolita, Tender is the Night, as well as Ulysses, under a system of imposed censorship and discusses the methods she employs to evade it. (Event in Persian/Farsi)
  • 4/22 @ 5:30 p.m. STUCK@HOME, Stanford Medicine virtual concert: Seema Yasmin reading an excerpt from her book of poetry, If God Was a Virus, and musical performances by Stanford colleagues.
  • 4/24 @ 11 a.m. Medicine & the Muse virtual symposium: A celebration of the artistic, literary, musical and other creative scholarly talents at the Stanford School of Medicine. Keynote speaker is writer Pádraig Ó Tuama.
  • 4/24 @ 12:30 p.m. Getting Played, the annual symposium on equity in the entertainment industry and awards: This year's theme focuses on anti-intellectualism within dominant entertainment industry practices from character development to efforts among even those considered to be social justice allies that disregard data and law.
  • 4/27-5/2 7 & 8:30 p.m. Scott Silven: The Journey: Illusionist, mentalist, and performance artist Scott Silven presents an online theatrical experience live from his home in rural Scotland. Ticketed.
  • 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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