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Artwork installed at Stanford Redwood City

Workspace is infused with hundreds of works of art.

One of the final steps in transforming Stanford Redwood City from a state-of-the-art campus into a vibrant workplace is the recently completed installation of more than 300 works of art, including paintings, murals and artist posters throughout the campus. The artworks were chosen to complement the contemporary look of the interior architecture and speak to…

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Stanford students challenge perspectives through art

Stanford student-artists showcase original artwork that challenges perspectives in the Sixth Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, on display at the Stanford Art Gallery through Dec. 7.

Stanford student-artists are challenging perspectives of everything from class to culture to environments in an exhibit called Reversals: Sixth Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. Presented by the Department of Art and Art History in the School of Humanities and Sciences, the exhibition features original works by student-artists from an array of academic backgrounds. The show premiered…

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The devil in the McMurtry Building

Hanging on the walls of a long hallway in the basement of the McMurtry Building are the demonic creations of Stanford art students. The artworks offer various interpretations of Satan himself, in all his ghoulish and nefarious glory. They are part of an exhibition called El Chamuco, the Devil Is Around, presented by the Department…

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Anderson Collection at Stanford University announces the acquisition of two major works by Pollock, de Kooning

The donation by the late Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson comes as the museum commemorates its fifth anniversary and launches a new fundraising effort.

To mark its fifth anniversary, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University was gifted two major works of art, Jackson Pollock’s 1944 Totem Lesson 1 and Willem de Kooning’s c. 1949 Gansevoort Street, by its eponymous supporter Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson. Anderson donated the works in advance of her death on Oct. 22 in anticipation of the launch of a tandem effort to raise $10…

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Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson, art collector and generous friend of Stanford University, dies at 92

Local resident Moo Anderson and her family gifted Stanford a celebrated collection of postwar and contemporary American art and her prized collection of art books and catalogs.

Stanford donor Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson died Oct. 22 at her Bay Area Peninsula home surrounded by her family. She was 92. In 2011, Moo, her late husband, Harry “Hunk” Anderson, and their daughter, Mary Patricia “Putter” Anderson Pence, pledged the core of the family’s 20th-century American art collection to Stanford University. The original collection…

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Stanford’s Coulter Art Gallery hosts Enrique Chagoya exhibition

Through his work – now on exhibit in the Coulter Art Gallery – Stanford professor of art and art history Enrique Chagoya explores issues of ethnicity, immigration and borders.

An exhibition of the recent work of Enrique Chagoya, professor of art and art history, is on view at the Coulter Art Gallery in the McMurtry Building through Dec. 6. The survey of paintings, drawings and prints, titled Detention at the Border of Language, spans two decades in Chagoya’s career and is presented by the Department of Art and…

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Stanford student band records at historic San Francisco studio

Pass By Catastrophe’s recently released debut Extended Play album was recorded at Hyde Street Studios, which has hosted some of the world’s biggest musical acts, including Kanye West and Green Day.

Over the last year and a half, indie rock band Pass By Catastrophe has made a name for itself in the Stanford music scene with live performances across campus. Now the group is expanding the reach beyond the Farm with the recently released, self-titled debut EP, which was recorded at one of the Bay Area’s most historic…

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Jisha Menon leads the Stanford Arts Institute

Jisha Menon, associate professor of theater and performance studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences, is the new Denning Faculty Director of the Stanford Arts Institute (SAI). Menon will continue to teach and she remains director of Stanford’s Center for South Asia. She is affiliated with the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,…

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Joshua Redman returns to Stanford for an extended stay

Charismatic jazz saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman returns to Stanford as a visiting artist with the Department of Music in the School of the Humanities and Sciences. Redman was the Mohr Visiting Artist with the Department of Music during winter quarter 2019 and he has a long history with the Stanford Jazz Workshop both as…

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Stanford University announces collaboration with Sundance Institute New Frontier Lab Programs designed to heighten creative visibility in underrepresented sectors

Sundance New Frontier Story Lab Fellow Stephanie Dinkins will further develop the “mind” of a learning artificial intelligence entity while on campus.

Stanford’s new Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), an interdisciplinary, global hub for artificial intelligence thinkers, learners, researchers, developers, builders and users, co-hosts its first HAI artist resident. The residency is a collaboration with Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Lab Programs (NFLP) and co-hosts on campus are the Office of the Vice President for the Arts…

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Looking at Richard Diebenkorn at the Cantor

The Stanford exhibition celebrates a great American painter and alumnus.

American painter Richard Diebenkorn’s connection to Stanford is deep as well as broad. Not only was Diebenkorn an alum, but even after his death in 1993, his impact has continued on campus thanks to the number of significant artworks given and lent to Stanford, the digitization of his sketchbooks and the documented examination via infrared…

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The Anderson Collection at Stanford University celebrates its fifth anniversary

In a Q&A, Anderson Collection Director Jason Linetzky looks back at the first five years and anticipates what is to come.

Five years ago, on Sept. 21, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University opened to the public. What was true then is true now: The remarkable collection that is anchored in the New York School and Bay Area Figuration, and incorporates key modern and contemporary artists collected in depth and across media, is a breathtaking survey of post-World…

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The compelling origin story of the Stanford museum, university and Silicon Valley

"The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford" highlights the impact of the death of Leland Stanford Jr.

When Jane and Leland Stanford experienced the immense pain of losing their only son, Leland Jr., just before his 16th birthday, they were compelled to enshrine his memory in a meaningful way. The resulting museum and university they founded not only secured young Leland’s place in history – artist Mark Dion argues that this particular…

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St. Lawrence String Quartet celebrates 30 years of bringing people together through music

The St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford University’s ensemble-in-residence, has brought their insight and musical passion to classrooms across campus, in free online courses and into the local community.

The St. Lawrence String Quartet (SLSQ), Stanford’s ensemble-in-residence, is fiercely committed to building communities through music and education. Whether they’re playing in a nontraditional venue or teaching students and musicians in person or online, the SLSQ strives to make connections with people who might not otherwise have access to chamber music. Established 30 years ago in Toronto…

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Students minoring in art practice produce a major work of art at the new Stanford Hospital

Two Stanford undergraduates helped paint a mural based on the drawings of the artist Sol LeWitt. The process provided the students with insight into how the visual environment can influence health.

Students Noah DeWald and Savannah Mohacsi were not exactly sure what their summer internship at Stanford Health Care would entail. Apprenticing with master painters to bring to life a conceptual work of art by an iconic 20th-century American artist that will be seen by thousands was beyond their imagination, as was the profound realization that…

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Stanford Live presents a genre-bending musical performance exploring beauty and aesthetics in Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography

"Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)" Oct. 3, 2019, in Memorial Auditorium

Marking 30 years since the death of groundbreaking photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) explores the origins and impact of Mapplethorpe’s controversial photography. This staged musical work produced by ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann combines orchestra, vocal ensembles, theater, poetry, and photography to re-examine notions of obscenity, race, and aesthetics that Mapplethorpe himself challenged…

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