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July 2018

SRT Film Festival: Cacoyannis’ Trojan Women

July 16 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Repertory Theater’s 20th anniversary season, Nevertheless They Persisted, features a six-week Monday night film festival, free and open to the public. Professor of Classics and Archaeology Katarina Zacharia (Loyola-Marymount University) will respond to our second film, Michael Cacoyannis’ Trojan Women (1971), starring Katharine Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave.

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Ruth Davies’ Blues Night with Special Guest Eric Bibb

July 16 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ruth Davies has a history of introducing SJW audiences to the best blues artists in the world, such as Keb’ Mo’, Taj Mahal, Charlie Musselwhite, Robben Ford, Henry Butler, and many more. A blues legend herself, Ruth has toured and recorded with artists like John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Elvin Bishop, and many others — she is keeping the flame of traditional blues alive and well. Ruth is joined tonight by the sensational guitarist, vocalist, and…

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Image—Script

July 17 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History in conjunction with the Guangdong Museum of Art, presents, Image—Script, on view July 17 – August 26, 2018 with a reception on Thursday, July 19, 5-7pm, and gallery talk by the curator at 6pm. This exhibiton, including project faculty director Xiaoze Xie, and curator Lu Zihua, features selected works from the video collection of the Guangdong Museum of Art. Artists include Cai Hui, Cao Fei, Huang Xiaopeng, Jiang Zhi, Liang Juhui, Ou Ning, Wang Shaoqiang, Zhou Tao. Based on…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: “Force Majeure” (2014, dir. Ruben Östlund; Swedish)

July 18 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Force Majeure is a 2014 Swedish film directed by Ruben Östlund. A model Swedish family is on a holiday in the French Alps. During lunch at a restaurant, an avalanche bears down on the happy diners. The father’s selfish reaction to the ensuing panic causes cracks in his marriage and relationships with his children. The film will be moderated by The Europe Center Visiting Scholar Jonas Tallberg, Professor of Political Sience at Stockholm University. Jonas’s primary research interests are global…

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SJW CD Release Party: Debbie Poryes / Sam Reider

July 18 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Debbie Poryes is known for her original voice, both as a pianist and as a composer. Her long-established trio will perform tunes from her fourth CD as a leader, Loving Hank, a tribute to the late, great pianist, Hank Jones. Sharing the bill, composer and keyboardist Sam Reider is a musician of the world, traveling the globe everywhere a man with an accordion can go, absorbing music from many cultures, and blending it with his jazz mastery and his soulful…

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Opening Reception | Image—Script

July 19 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History in conjunction with the Guangdong Museum of Art, presents, Image—Script, on view July 17 – August 26, 2018 with a reception on Thursday, July 19, 5-7pm, and gallery talk by the curator at 6pm. This exhibiton, including project faculty director Xiaoze Xie, and curator Lu Zihua, features selected works from the video collection of the Guangdong Museum of Art. Artists include Cai Hui, Cao Fei, Huang Xiaopeng, Jiang Zhi, Liang Juhui, Ou Ning, Wang Shaoqiang, Zhou Tao. Based on…

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Stanford Summer Human Rights Series: Stink!

July 19 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Film Stink! is a first-person story about one father’s absurd journey to find out what kinds of chemicals are hidden in a pair of his kid’s pajamas. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe—by design. Stink! takes you on a madcap journey from the retailer to the laboratory, through corporate boardrooms, down back alleys and…

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The J. Sanford and Vinie Miller Distinguished Lecture Series: Artist Li Huayi

July 19 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Li Huayi in conversation with Michael Knight, consulting curator of the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Collection, introduces his unique approach to ink.  Presented in conjunction the exhibition 墨境 Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang. IMAGE: Li Huayi 李華弌 (China, b. 1948), 龍潛山脉 Dragons Hidden in Mountain Ridge, 2008. Ink on paper. Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang

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An Evening with Victor Lin

July 19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Pianist and violinist Victor Lin’s annual concerts always make every jazz fan’s list of highlights. Expect to be delighted by Victor’s interpretations and arrangements of songs you didn’t even realize were embedded in your memory. Victor directs a large cast of talented SJW artist faculty and special guests in a dazzling spectacle that captures the imagination and gets to the heart of what SJW is all about.

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SJW Jazz Camp Showcase 1

July 20 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“The showcase performance was a highlight for us.” — Jazz Camp parent The future of jazz is strong. If you need proof, just come to the free Stanford Jazz Camp Showcase and witness over 200 kids having the time of their lives, playing in bands and improvising on four stages. In this action-packed community event, our young musicians demonstrate the vocal and instrumental skills they’ve learned after spending a week immersed in Jazz Camp. For some, it may be the…

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Classic Albums Live Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

July 20 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Known for their faithful recreations of classic rock albums from cover to cover, Classic Albums Live returns for two nights of rock favorites: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours on July 20, and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Chronicle Volume 1 on July 21.

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Classic Albums Live Creedence Clearwater Revival: Chronicle Volume 1

July 21 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Known for their faithful recreations of classic rock albums from cover to cover, Classic Albums Live returns for two nights of rock favorites: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Chronicle Volume 1 on July 21, and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours on July 20.

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Regina Carter & Xavier Davis: Duos and Quartet

July 21 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Regina Carter has collaborated with a strikingly diverse array of the world’s great musicians, from Mary J. Blige to Wynton Marsalis, and from Billy Joel to Milt Jackson. Her musical openness and virtuosity inspire her to create programs that are astonishingly creative and beautiful. Accompanied by her longtime keyboardist Xavier Davis, we can expect a deeply moving and exciting performance. Regina and Xavier will perform both as a duo and as a quartet with rhythm section.

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Bria Skonberg

July 22 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In the mold of fellow British Columbian Diana Krall, Bria Skonberg combines an astonishing mastery of her instrument and a gorgeous singing voice with a flair for airtight arrangements and highly entertaining performances. Not unlike Diana, Bria comes by her talent through hard work, determination, and a deep love of the tradition. In performance, she reaches back into jazz history almost as often as she looks forward, bringing an authenticity to the excitement of her stylistic journeys. With a major…

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Book Event: Star Wars Maker Lab

July 23 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a book event on Monday, July 23, with authors Liz Lee Heinecke and Cole Horton, featuring their book Star Wars Maker Lab. The authors will demonstrate projects from the book, as well as explain the science and Star Wars behind each!

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SRT Film Festival: Cacoyannis’ Iphigenia

July 23 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Repertory Theater’s 20th anniversary season, Nevertheless They Persisted, features a six-week Monday night film festival, free and open to the public. Professor of Classics and Archaeology Katarina Zacharia (Loyola-Marymount University) will respond to our third film, Michael Cacoyannis’ Iphigenia (1977).

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SJW CD Release Party: Carline Davis’ Heart Tonic and Jessica Jones Quartet

July 23 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This CD release concert celebrates new recordings by two fantastic SJW Faculty Artists. Caroline Davis is a New York-based artist with a long line of credits including work with Matt Wilson, Ellis Marsalis, Randy Brecker, and many others.  Jessica Jones has led her piano-less quartet for 25 years, and her list of collaborations is no less impressive, including Don Cherry and Cecil Taylor. Caroline and Jessica each perform with their own bands on this special double-bill concert.

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Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now

July 24 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History, presents Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now, on view July 24 through August 26, 2018 with a reception on Thursday, July 26, from 4-6pm. Curated by Jonathan Calm, this exhibit is a showcase of work by seven Bay Area photographers who also teach photography at various schools in the region. Two photographs by each artist were selected to display a sample of their respective visions, to reveal a significant connectivity – ranging from kindred…

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墨境 Ink Worlds: Gallery Talk Series

July 25 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Ellen Huang, Curatorial Fellow for Asian Art, gives an overview of 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 to evolve but also the contemporary nature of ink painting as a distinct…

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Jazz Brazil: Anat Cohen / Romero Lubambo / Vitor Gonçalves

July 25 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

It’s lucky for us that Anat Cohen has fallen in love with the music of Brazil. We’re the beneficiaries of her application of her insatiable curiosity, deep intellect, and blazing clarinet virtuosity to the varied genres of this musically rich culture. Guitar and accordion are integral to the fiery rhythms of much Brazilian music, and supplying these essential elements with marvelous rhythmic and melodic inventiveness are guitarist Romero Lubambo and accordionist and pianist Vitor Gonçalves.

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Opening Reception | Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now

July 26 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History, presents Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now, on view July 24 through August 26, 2018 with a reception on Thursday, July 26, from 4-6pm. Curated by Jonathan Calm, this exhibit is a showcase of work by seven Bay Area photographers who also teach photography at various schools in the region. Two photographs by each artist were selected to display a sample of their respective visions, to reveal a significant connectivity – ranging from kindred…

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Film Screening: Eva Hesse

July 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Artists such as Dan Graham, Richard Serra, Nancy Holt, Carl Andre, Robert and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Eva’s husband Tom Doyle and her friend, writer Lucy Lippard speak candidly and with great passion about the 60’s, Eva’s work and her life. In addition, Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate Museums and Whitney curator Elisabeth Sussman have added their views on Hesse’s work and legacy. Hesse’s journals and correspondence provides much of the guiding narration.

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Film Screening: Eva Hesse

July 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Artists such as Dan Graham, Richard Serra, Nancy Holt, Carl Andre, Robert and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Eva’s husband Tom Doyle and her friend, writer Lucy Lippard speak candidly and with great passion about the 60’s, Eva’s work and her life. In addition, Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate Museums and Whitney curator Elisabeth Sussman have added their views on Hesse’s work and legacy. Hesse’s journals and correspondence provides much of the guiding narration.

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I Will Survive: Profiles in Courage

July 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Pegasus Physician Writers honor Rebecca Hall, Stanford class of 2007, Metastatic Breast Cancer patient and advocate for funding, research, and awareness of MBC. Founding member and Medicine & the Muse director Audrey Shafer, MD will moderate readings of works by Rebecca Hall; Jessica Tekla Les, MD; Paige Qin, fifth-year medical student; Lara Prior-Palmer, 2018 Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award winner; and Jacqueline Genovese, MA, MFA and assistant director of Medicine & the Muse. 

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I Will Survive: Profiles in Courage

July 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Pegasus Physician Writers will honor Rebecca Hall for her many contributions with a number of special readings curated by founding member Dr. Audrey Shafer. 

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