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September 2019

The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford. A Mark Dion Project

September 18 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

We’re underway! After a year of preparation, the work for artist Mark Dion’s The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death and Mourning at Stanford has begun in the Stanford Family Galleries on our first floor. For now, the doors to the Stanford Family Galleries are closed while the installation is in progress. We invite you to follow along with updates that will be posted on Facebook and Instagram and to join us for this spectacular exhibition opening September 18. When Leland Stanford…

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Exhibition: Left of Center

September 20

Left of Center: Five Years of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University celebrates the fifth anniversary of the museum and demonstrates the distinct relationship between artists in the permanent collection and the American West. This exhibit seeks to show how modes of art-making that originated on the West Coast decisively changed the topography of American modernism. It also celebrates the care and attention that went into assembling the Anderson Collection, as well as its stunning breadth. Curated by graduate students…

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5th Anniversary Celebration at the Anderson Collection!

September 21 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Anderson Collection museum is excited to celebrate five years at Stanford University and we want to party with YOU! Join us for a day-long anniversary celebration featuring live music, pop-up curator talks, art making, treats, and much more. FREE, no registration required, just show up.

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West x Southwest: Edward Weston and Ansel Adams

September 26 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore landscapes, still lifes, nudes, and portraits created by Edward Weston in Mexico and Ansel Adams the American Southwest.  IMAGE: Edward Weston (U.S.A., 1886–1958), Guadalupe Marín de Rivera, Mexico, 1923. Gelatin silver print. © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University, 2019.48.13 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Mon, 11am – 5pm, Thurs until 8pm. CLOSED TUES

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Art and Social Justice Film Series: The Desert of Forbidden Art

September 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

documentary film series at the Anderson Collectionwith CAW (Camera as Witness) Program/UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival)  The Desert of Forbidden Art During the era of Soviet rule, artists who stay true to their vision are executed, sent to mental hospitals, or to Gulags. Their plight inspires young Igor Savitsky who pretends to buy state-approved art. Instead he daringly rescues 40,000 forbidden works by fellow artists and creates a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan, far from the watchful eyes…

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Lucibela

September 27 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lucibela began to show an interest in singing at a very early age. When her family moved to Mindelo on the island of São Vicente, it proved to be the perfect place for her to build on her childhood passion. As an adult, she started to sing in the hotels of Santa Maria on the island of Sal and Sal Rei on the island of Boa Vista. She perfected her technique and became an immediate hit with the tourists, performing songs…

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Museums by Moonlight

September 28

The Stanford art museums’ re-imagined gala, Museums by Moonlight, is set for September 28, 2019. This signature fundraising event benefits access to visual art at the Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, with a celebratory night under the stars. The first part of the evening, Dinner in the Garden, offers an artful cocktail hour and a uniquely designed dining experience. This is followed by The After Party, which brings together guests for a night of live…

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Jesus Trejo

September 28 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jesus Trejo is an LA-based comedian, actor and writer. Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Jesus Trejo was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch 2017, and is a paid regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Trejo often appears on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, and can be seen on Alone Together (Freeform), Teachers (TV Land), Adam Devine’s House Party (Comedy Central), Uproarious (Fuse), and on the upcoming Netflix series Mr. Iglesias. Jesus was selected to be a New Face comedian in 2016 for the prestigious Just For Laughs…

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Hanggai

September 28 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Hanggai (杭盖), from the steppes of Mongolia by way of Beijing, is a crossover band that blends traditional music and rock. The band is comprised of Mongolian-Chinese musicians, members of one of China’s 55 official ethnic minorities. Though rooted in the northern province of Inner Mongolia, the members of Hanggai, like the country’s Mongolian population, grew up in disparate parts of the country, uniting in the capital, Beijing. The band came together in 2004 when Ilchi and another member of…

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Jesus Trejo

September 28 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Jesus Trejo is an LA-based comedian, actor and writer. Born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Jesus Trejo was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch 2017, and is a paid regular at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Trejo often appears on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, and can be seen on Alone Together (Freeform), Teachers (TV Land), Adam Devine’s House Party (Comedy Central), Uproarious (Fuse), and on the upcoming Netflix series Mr. Iglesias. Jesus was selected to be a New Face comedian in 2016 for the prestigious Just For Laughs…

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Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

September 29 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Now extended through February 2.Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze is the first solo museum show for Harlem-based artist Jordan Casteel. Featuring paintings made in the last five years, Casteel’s large-scale portraits of Harlem community members are intimate portrayals of often overlooked members of society. In her own words, “I’ve always had an inclination toward seeing people who might be easily unseen.” Casteel’s deeply empathetic approach to portraiture makes her one of the most important emerging artists working today.Jordan Casteel: Returning…

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Public Tour | Memorial Church

September 29 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Stone carvings, mosaics, and stained glass make Stanford Memorial Church the University’s architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West. Meet at the church entrance in the Main Quad Public Tours: Fridays at 1 pm and last Sunday of the month at 11:30 am Request a private tour from Mon-Thurs 9 am-12 pm, 1 pm- 5 pm. Subject to availability. Admission Info Public tours do not require a reservation…

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Sundays with the St. Lawrence

September 29 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A cultural cornerstone of Stanford, the world-acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet continues its fabled partnership with the University, directing the music department’s Chamber Music Program, concertizing at Stanford Live, hosting a popular summer seminar, and running the Emerging String Quartet Program.

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October 2019

Reversals: Sixth Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

October 1

The Department of Art and Art History presents Reversals: Sixth Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, on view October 1 through December 1, 2019, at the Stanford Art Gallery. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, October 3, 4-6 pm.  “As curator of the Sixth Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition at the Stanford Art Gallery, I want to acknowledge everyone who has contributed to and supported this extraordinary celebration of the arts at Stanford. The vision that shapes the exhibit is a…

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29th Annual Jonathan J. King Lecture: “Healthcare Remixed” featuring ZDoggMD, Dr. Zubin Damania

October 1 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Best known by his viral alter ego, ZDoggMD, Dr. Zubin Damania uses a mix of music, humor, and creative storytelling to deliver a high-energy and entertaining presentation about today’s dysfunctional healthcare system and collaborative ways to revitalize it.  Dr. Damania examines how we can all work to build Health 3.0, an ideal model of care where technology and evidence-based medicine seamlessly support healthcare teams in achieving the outcomes that actually matter to our patients, while improving the wellbeing of the…

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Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar

October 1 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar fill their performance venues with soul-stirring arrangements of contemporary gospel and original compositions. They are known for their rich harmonies and beautiful blends which are showcased throughout their debut album Limitless, released in November 2012. Limitless is a compilation of original songs that will bring inspiration and joy to the hearts of those who listen. In addition to their distinct gospel style, Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar have inspired audiences with clever arrangements of musical theater covers.…

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Opening Reception: Reversals: Sixth Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

October 3 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Department of Art and Art History presents Reversals: Sixth Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, on view October 1 through December 1, 2019, at the Stanford Art Gallery. Join us for the opening reception on Thursday, October 3, 4-6 pm.  “As curator of the Sixth Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition at the Stanford Art Gallery, I want to acknowledge everyone who has contributed to and supported this extraordinary celebration of the arts at Stanford. The vision that shapes the exhibit is a campus-wide…

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CCRMA Transitions 2019: Concert 1

October 3 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CCRMA presents its annual Transitions concerts. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel system (56.8 speakers!) in the CCRMA Stage. CCRMA students, faculty, and staff, as well as external artists, will present live performances, fixed media electronic music, and audiovisual works. Each evening’s program will feature different artists. Due to limited seating, we will present each evening’s program twice: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. A sign-up link will be made available at the beginning of the…

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Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)

October 3 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

By Bryce Dessner Marking 30 years since the death of groundbreaking photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, composer/conductor Bryce Dessner (The National) brings us Triptych (Eyes of One on Another), a powerful work that explores the origins and impact of Mapplethorpe’s controversial photography. Created with librettist Korde Arrington Tuttle and director Kaneza Schaal in collaboration with the vocal group Roomful of Teeth and an eight-player ensemble, Triptych includes music, projections of Mapplethorpe’s images, and poetry.

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Helen Hardacre: “The Japanese Enthronement Ceremonies of 2019”

October 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: This lecture examines Japan’s 2019 enthronement ceremonies in historical perspective. Spectacular ceremonies give an impression of the monarchy’s timeless continuity, seamlessly linking the present to an ancient past, and masking the historical contingencies of duelling courts and lines of succession, and the late medieval suspension of most court ritual for two centuries. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, new forms of enthronement ritual were designed to project new images of the emperor and Japan’s place in the…

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CCRMA Transitions 2019: Concert 2

October 4 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CCRMA presents its annual Transitions concerts. Feast your ears on immersive 3D sounds played on our multichannel system (56.8 speakers!) in the CCRMA Stage. CCRMA students, faculty, and staff, as well as external artists, will present live performances, fixed media electronic music, and audiovisual works. Each evening’s program will feature different artists. Due to limited seating, we will present each evening’s program twice: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. A sign-up link will be made available at the beginning of the…

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CCRMA Modulations 2019: In Memoriam Carr Wilkerson

October 5 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

CCRMA presents a Modulations concert in loving memory of longtime CCRMA staff member Carr Wilkerson (1966-2019). Carr was responsible for organizing CCRMA’s previous Modulations festivals. Friends of Carr will present live performances and fixed media works of electronic music. Admission Info Free

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From the Middle Kingdom to the Wild West

October 6 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai  2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Transcon-tinental Railroad across the U.S. From 1862-1869 some 20,000 Chinese laborers, the vast majority of workers, built the rail line through the Sierra Nevada and across the Nevada and Utah deserts, enduring terrible extremes of winter and summer and other brutal working conditions. In commemoration, the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University and the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music…

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Living Art History Lecture Series: Jolene Rickard

October 7 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Art and Art History presents the inaugural lecture of the new speaker series, Living Art History: Race, Methodology & Praxis, by Jolene Rickard, Director of the American Indian Program and Associate Professor in the History of Art and Art Departments at Cornell University.  Jolene Rickard is an artist, curator, professor, and visual historian whose focus is art history and indigenous studies. She is of Native American Tuscaroran heritage (western New York State). She received a Bachelor of…

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Public Tour | West x Southwest: Edward Weston and Ansel Adams

October 10 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Tour | West x Southwest: Edward Weston and Ansel Adams Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30pm The Capital Group Foundation’s gift of 1,000 photographs to the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University includes works by American photographic masters Ansel Adams, Edward Curtis, John Gutmann, Helen Levitt, Wright Morris, Gordon Parks, and Edward Weston.  IMAGE: Edward Weston (U.S.A., 1886–1958), Oceano, 1936. Gelatin silver print. © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University  Admission Info Tours do…

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