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May 2018

Constantin Basica: DMA Final Project Presentation

May 29 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Title: Symbiotic Encounters between Performers and MediaAbstract: In my recent works, I have been exploring different ways of engaging performers and media—specifically video—into mutually beneficial interrelations on stage. Whether direct or indirect, literal or metaphorical, the connections between performers and digital entities have both generated and been engendered by musical and narrative structures. In this presentation, I will talk about such interrelations and their impact on concept and form in two large-scale compositions that constitute my DMA Final Project: Knot an Opera! (2016) for…

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J. Fred Weintz and Rosemary Weintz Art Lecture Series | Carrie Lambert-Beatty

May 29 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Contemporary Art and Ecologies of Knowledge This talk will track recent voyages by two artists, one trekking the Arctic Circle and one sailing the Antarctic coast. In the context of climate change, we’d expect artistic polar explorers to generate evidence of environmental crisis. Instead, they made works that on complexity and seed doubt. What is the role of parafiction—art in which fiction is encountered as fact—in the culture of climate change? What is its responsibility in today’s post-truth condition (or…

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#ME TOO: A Conversation with Tarana Burke

May 29 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Institute for Diversity in the Arts invites you to a special evening exploring the arts and social justice Tuesday May 29, 2018 #metoo: An evening with Tarana Burke Cubberley Auditorium 6pm-7:30pm Open to the public Tarana Burke is an African American civil rights activist, who In 2006 began using the phrase “Me Too”, to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society.  The phrase has since developed into a broader movement, following the 2017 use of…

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墨境 Ink Worlds: Gallery Talk Series

May 30 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Michael Knight, consulting curator of the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Collection, discusses the history of the collection. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, which considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials, and themes. In so doing, the exhibition addresses not only the capacity of ink painting…

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NOON CONCERT: Flute Students of Greer Ellison

May 30 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Flute students from Greer Ellison’s studio are featured in this noontime concert. (Program TBA.) 

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Betray the Secret: Gallery Talk Series

May 30 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Co-curator of the exhibition Betray the Secret: Humanity in the Age of ‘Frankenstein’ Elizabeth Mitchell, Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator and Director of the Curatorial Fellowship Program, will explore different facets of the exhibition over three gallery talks. WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2PM: Body Work: Representing Physicians, Surgeons, and Resurrection MenA closer look at the representation of medical men, philosophers, and the spaces in which they work. MORE TALKS IN THIS SERIES THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2PM: Betray the Secret: Humanity in the Age of Frankenstein…

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Trust, Transparency & Technology Panel Series: Trust and Transparency in Human – AI Collaborations

May 30 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Information technologies are expanding the parameters of media, pervading our environments, our systems, and our daily lives. The direct connection between people and their data is now brokered via algorithms. Machine learning, pattern recognition, and sensor driven applications play out behind the scenes. Understanding the conditions that help to build trust is a worthy challenge for the open, non-linear, multi-faceted, and globally connected world we live in. Trust, Transparency & Technology is a series of panel discussions that delve into…

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Art + Community: Conversations on Sustainability

May 30 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This week we will think about sustainability and what it means for ourselves, our justice movements, and our planet. A-lan Holt, Associate Director, Institute for Diversity in the Arts will moderate a conversation with Donte Clark (poet and community activist, actor The North Pole Webseries). The North Pole is a political comedy web series about three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, CA, who struggle to stay rooted as their neighborhood becomes a hostile environment. Across seven outrageous episodes, Nina,…

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Windhover Tour led by Joe Oliveira

May 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special Windhover tour to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the poem “The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins. 100 years ago, a poetic world in the throes of modernism was introduced to a thrilling new voice that had remained almost unknown for thirty years. With the first publication of Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, literature would never be the same. Hopkins’ poem “The Windhover,” was a part of this publication and would eventually inspire…

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Windhover Tour led by Joe Oliveira

May 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the poem “The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins. 100 years ago, a poetic world in the throes of modernism was introduced to a thrilling new voice that had remained almost unknown for thirty years. With the first publication of Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, literature would never be the same. Hopkins’ poem “The Windhover,” was a part of this publication and would eventually inspire painter Nathan Oliveira. Five paintings from Oliveira’s renowned…

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Windhover Tour led by Joe Oliveira

May 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the poem “The Windhover” by Gerard Manley Hopkins. 100 years ago, a poetic world in the throes of modernism was introduced to a thrilling new voice that had remained almost unknown for thirty years. With the first publication of Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, literature would never be the same. Hopkins’ poem “The Windhover,” was a part of this publication and would eventually inspire painter Nathan Oliveira. Five paintings from Oliveira’s renowned…

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Spring Chamber Music Showcase

May 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ensembles from the Stanford Chamber Music program perform.

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University Singers

May 30 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Robert Huw Morgan directs the University Singers’ performance of two major works by Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne and the “Utrecht” Te Deum. Featured soloists include Tonia D’Amelio, soprano; Heidi Waterman, alto; Corey Head, tenor; and Jeffrey Fields, bass.

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Traveling Exhibit: Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100

May 31 12:00 am

Stanford Libraries is pleased to present Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100 traveling exhibit in partnership with the Estonian Museum of Occupations. “We have always harnessed a great inner power, even in the darkest and most difficult times,” President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid has said of this serendipitous moment in her country’s history. “To become masters of our own homes, our own country.” The purpose of this traveling exhibit, Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100 is…

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Robert Daniel DeCaroli: “Snakes and the Rain: Nāga Imagery, Water Management, and Buddhist Rainmaking Rituals in Early South Asia”

May 31 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: When considering the water-related challenges that confronted the monks and architects involved with rock-cut monasteries, it becomes apparent that the veneration of nāgas complimented methods of hydraulic engineering designed to regulate the flow of water at the sites. The highly visible nature of this arrangement helps to explain the emergence of ritual texts, primarily dating to after the fourth century CE, in which Buddhist ritualists adopt the role of rainmakers. The ritualists invariably invoke a special relationship with the…

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As I Walk Through the Valley: A History of Underground Music in the South Texas Borderlands

May 31 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for this exclusive screening of the new documentary film, As I Walk Through the Valley: A History of Underground Music in the South Texas Borderlands. Spanning forty years of music history and border life, the film is the first comprehensive look at the vibrant underground rock scenes of the Rio Grande Valley. Filmmakers Ronnie Garza and Charlie Vela will discuss their work after the screening. Dinner will be served. View the trailer: As I Walk Through the Valley Trailer

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The Rhetoric of Intertexuality and Doubtful Authority

May 31 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Diana Darab is the director of policy at Health Research for Action at the University of California, Berkeley. She wrote Moments and Memories,  a collection of bilingual poetry in English and Farsi. With an eye on Jacques Derrida’s philosophy of language, this lecture traces relations of contrasts and the possibilities of semantic and syntactic combinations in three texts: William Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury,” Houshang Golshiri’s “Shazdeh Ehtejab,” and Alain Robbe-Grillet’s “Topology of a Phantom City.” Part of the Stanford…

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On the Record: Anderson Artists and the LP Era featuring Loren Schoenberg, founding Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem

May 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Loren Schoenberg returns for another installment of his series of talks on Jazz and post-war American Art. Take a look at the visual identity associated with jazz on album covers from the 1950s!

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On the Record: Anderson Artists and the LP Era featuring Loren Schoenberg, founding Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem

May 31 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Loren Schoenberg returns for another installment of his series of talks on Jazz and post-war American Art. Take a look at the visual identity associated with jazz on album covers from the 1950s!

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Camera as Witness Presents documentray about gun violence – NEWTOWN

May 31 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Camera as Witness program presents HUMANITY IS INDIVISIBLE series NEWTOWN(85 min) US     Director: Kim A. SnyderProducers: Kim A. Snyder, Maria Cuomo Cole, Nick Stuart, Carolanne Dolan, Mara Sandler, Jamie Wolf On December 14, 2012, a disturbed young man committed a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of twenty elementary school children and six educators. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, Newtown uses deeply personal, never-before-heard testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath…

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Camera as Witness Presents documentray about gun violence – NEWTOWN

May 31 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Camera as Witness program presents HUMANITY IS INDIVISIBLE series NEWTOWN(85 min) US     Director: Kim A. SnyderProducers: Kim A. Snyder, Maria Cuomo Cole, Nick Stuart, Carolanne Dolan, Mara Sandler, Jamie Wolf On December 14, 2012, a disturbed young man committed a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of twenty elementary school children and six educators. Filmed over the course of nearly three years, Newtown uses deeply personal, never-before-heard testimonies to tell the story of the aftermath…

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Tender Buttons: Helen Newby and Daniel King

May 31 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tender Buttons is cellist Helen Newby and percussionist Dan King, along with various devices / electronics.  Program Thomas Meadowcroft: Plain Moving Landfill  Julie Herndon: (new work)  Peter Swendsen: (new work)  Celeste Oram: (new work)  Malin Bang: arching  Sam Pluta: Switches

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GRID

May 31 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

GRID is a laser project to provoke reflection about the relationship between science and nature, and the ethical boundaries between the two. The installation will innovate collaboration between artistic and technological communities, and function as a space for contemplation, socialization, and interdisciplinary dialogue. Curated projection evenings will be designed as both social and artistic events, and include dates important in the life of Mary Shelley. This special event is part of the Frankenstein@200 Initiative.

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June 2018

The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence

June 1 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Stanford University Libraries will be hosting a conference at Stanford University that will celebrate two important milestones – the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the 100th anniversary of independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The 2018 AABS conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence will bring together scholars interested in Baltic studies from all over the world and foster collaboration between Baltic and Stanford researchers. The…

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PERFORMANCE | VITAL SIGNS: “Sweat Paintings”

June 1 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Cassils Studio, Stanford University Theater and Performance Studies, and the Stanford University Art & Art History Department are pleased to present SWEAT PAINTINGS as a part of the Vital Signs Performance Series and Social Sculpture Course. Following the performance, there will be a conversation between TAPS Chair Branislav Jakovljevic and Cassils on, “Curating Performance: Vital Signs at Stanford” SWEAT PAINTINGS, a live performance and collaboration between Cassils, martial arts consultant Melissa Wyman and Stanford students Ash Ngu, Free Tripp, Meg McNulty, Tori…

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