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March 2019

SOLD OUT: Art Focus Lectures | Gustav Klimt & the Vienna Secession

March 27 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

To every age its art, to every art its freedom. Formed in 1897, the Viennese Secession of 19 artists and designers who rejected the conservative attitude of the Art Academy in favor of a more modern experimental approach, saw themselves as a regenerative force at the dawn of a new century in Vienna’s Golden Age. Gustav Klimt, influenced by avant-garde movements such as Symbolism and Art Nouveau, became the Secession’s first president.  The lecture considers the work of this complicated…

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Amnon Wolman: Barrier, Stop for inspection

March 27 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Amnon Wolman‘s Barrier, Stop for inspection was commissioned for the 2018 Warsaw Autumn Festival and employs sounds, texts, and images. The text — about the activity of remembering — was written in June 2018 and was translated into Polish by Halina Cieplińska. It appears both in English and in Polish orally and visually during the piece. Most other materials — musical and visual — are performed and controlled during the live program.     A memory that I create right…

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Film Screening: Kusama: Infinity

March 28 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from both her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her: the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the…

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Ostap Manulyak: sounds from behind the (absent) walls

March 29 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ostap Manulyak presents a program of works by contemporary Ukrainian composers and asks a question about real/imaginative/forgotten walls: Do they (still) mark our internal and external space? Ostap Manulyak, born 1983 in Lviv, is an Ukrainian composer, performer, and organiser of artistic initiatives. He is a Ph.D. and docent (assist. prof.) in the Composition Department of the Lviv Music Academy. Manulyak studied composition at the Lviv Music Academy with Prof. Viktor Kaminsky and also took part in many masterclasses of…

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Public Tour | Memorial Church

March 31 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.

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Australian Chamber Orchestra

March 31 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In the Australian Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1975, all the players except the cellists stand, all concert long—they’re full of energy and ready to take on anything. The afternoon’s offerings, played on period instruments (including priceless Guarneris and Strads) will include the U.S. premiere of Samuel Adams’s Concerto Grosso (a Stanford Live co-commission); Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K313 with Paul Lewis, piano; and Brahms’ Sextet in G Major, op. 36, arranged for string orchestra.

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April 2019

Survivor Love Letter Writing & Portrait Workshop

April 1 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

April 1-April 10, 2019 at the Harmony House The #SurvivorLoveLetter mural is a physical prayer to remind every survivor that not only are you believed, not only are you supported; you are loved. This project was started by artist Tani Ikeda as a way to share messages of self-love and to honor survivors of sexual assault, while facilitating conversation about how survivors are healing themselves and their communities. From April 1-April 10th, queer artists of color from the Survivor Love…

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“Atrocity Photography as Testimony of the Holocaust” with Wendy Lower

April 3 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Wendy Lower’s (Claremont McKenna College) lecture will explore why perpetrators, bystanders and victims who bore witness to the genocide and sought to document it, all turned to the power of the photograph. The magnitude of the events challenged comprehension, and capturing it on film was intended to serve as a testament of the extreme. The photograph as a form of testimony will be analyzed based on Lower’s deeply researched case study of one atrocity photograph taken in 1941 at a…

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The Art of Life

April 3 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A Panel Conversation with Meredith Monk, Fred Luskin, Robert Pogue Harrison, and Joseph Lipsick  Join us for a panel conversation on the nuances of life with musician, composer, and creator Meredith Monk alongside Stanford University’s forgiveness expert Dr. Fred Luskin. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Robert Pogue Harrison.

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Iran: the Islamic Regime’s Resilience under Pressure

April 3 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been in the eyes of the storm ever since its foundation four decades ago. Initially, some analysts could not have confidence in its durability, but it has endured many domestic and foreign policy challenges. Despite being at loggerheads with the United States and some of its regional allies for most of its life, it has remained defiant and resilient. However, in the era of President Donald Trump, who has withdrawn the US from the…

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Survivor Love Letter Project: Beyond Sanctioned Survival

April 3 6:30 pm - 8:20 pm

April 1-April 10, 2019 at the Harmony House The #SurvivorLoveLetter mural is a physical prayer to remind every survivor that not only are you believed, not only are you supported; you are loved. This project was started by artist Tani Ikeda as a way to share messages of self-love and to honor survivors of sexual assault, while facilitating conversation about how survivors are healing themselves and their communities. From April 1-April 10th, queer artists of color from the Survivor Love…

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Black Women Dreaming with Amara Tabor-Smith

April 4 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

“Black Women Dreaming” is a ritual of black women and femmes sleeping, resting, and dreaming at the Harmony House. It is a part of IDA Artist-in-Residence Amara Tabor Smith’s two-year, multi-site performance project titled, “House/Full of Blackwomen.” Black women and femmes of all gender expressions/experiences are invited to rest. This event is part of the Survivor Love Letter Project. 

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David Germano: “Crystals, Introductions to Buddhas, and Other Intimate Experiences”

April 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: This talk will explore a dramatic eleventh century transformation of tantric Buddhist ritual initiations in the Tibetan Great Perfection Seminal Heart (rdzogs chen snying thig) tradition. These practices involved a central use of crystal-mediated gazing as an introduction to visionary practices. The practices will be presented and then interpreted in the context of eleventh century Tibet. Bio: David Germano is a Professor of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia and Director of UVA’s Tibet Center, SHANTI…

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Shannon Ebner Lecture / STRAY: A GRAPHIC TONE

April 4 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shannon Ebner (U.S.A. b. 1971), STRAY*, 2017. 2 parts, each 48 x 36 in; 2 Audio-Tracks: 00:15 min, 3:36 min. Archival pigment print mounted on aluminum; * Left: Susan Howe, “Articulation of Sound Forms in Time,” from SINGULARITIES (Wesleyan Univ. Press), 1990. Right: Nathaniel Mackey, “Song of the Andoumboulou: 50” from SPLAY ANTHEM (New Directions), 2006. Courtesy of the artist, Altman Siegel, SF and Sadie Coles HQ, London The artist will discuss her exhibition at the Cantor, including the relationship between a large-scale 2011…

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Pescadero Family Science Night

April 4 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A team of 30 volunteers is needed to put on a Family Science Night for the Pescadero Community. The night will be environment themed, with over 15 different hands-on learning stations. Transportation and dinner will be provided.

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The Soul’s Messenger

April 4 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Meredith Monk is honored worldwide as a composer, singer, director, choreographer, and performance pioneer. For over 50 years she has been creating genredefying work, evoking feelings, energies, and memories for which there are no words. On April 4, Monk and her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble—some of the finest and most adventurous performers active in new music—offer a quartet concert showcasing Monk’s engagement with performance as a vehicle for spiritual transformation. 

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Smart Photography: Producing Great Photos

April 5 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover the skills required for outstanding digital photos, explore the latest technologies (hardware/camera and software) to help create professional-looking photos. A great photo will add significant value to any communication project — yet getting that perfect photo can be a significant challenge. We often find ourselves searching endless photo libraries of un-useable options, spending hundreds of dollars for a high-end stock photo, or stressing about copyrights of an image found online. Imagine grabbing your smartphone or DSLR camera, stepping out…

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Make a Life, not just a Living

April 5 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Nothing around us lasts forever, yet we have a longing to live, love and be loved eternally. Is there more to life than what is just obvious? We all go through the life struggling to make a living, absorbed in our day to day activities without pausing and reflecting the deeper purpose and meaning of our lives. But such inquiry transforms our life & lifestyle leading us to the fulfillment of the deep satisfaction we are hankering for. The yoga…

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First Friday: For Stanford Students

April 5 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Cantor on the First Friday of the month during the academic year, with evenings full of art-making, music, and special performances. Celebrating poetry month This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and made possible through the generoussupport of the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance, the Kenneth D. BrennerFamily Fund for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education.

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Dialogues in Art

April 6 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon of focused gallery talks by Stanford students at the Anderson Collection. Art makers and art historians join together in pairs to present their views, observations, and thoughts on specific works in the collection. Come for one or for all! The talks begins at 2:00 pm in the galleries.

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Refugee Benefit Concert

April 6 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Muslim Student Union in Memorial Church for a benefit concert in support of the global refugee crisis, co-sponsored by the Office for Religious Life. This eclectic student showcase will feature voices and talents from the Stanford community, united to raise awareness for all those displaced by war, famine and other humanitarian disasters.      All proceeds from this event will go to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), an organization that works to help those affected by humanitarian crises…

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Cellular Songs

April 6 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Meredith Monk is honored worldwide as a composer, singer, director, choreographer, and performance pioneer. For over 50 years she has been creating genredefying work, evoking feelings, energies, and memories for which there are no words. On April 6, Monk and the Vocal Ensemble pair voice with movement, instrumentation, and video in Cellular Songs, a work inspired by biological processes of the fundamental unit of life that can serve as a prototype for human behavior in our tumultuous world.

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Faculty Recital: Kathryne Jennings, soprano, and Laura Dahl, pianist

April 7 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Department of Music faculty members Kathryne Jennings, soprano, and Laura Dahl, staff pianist, collaborate for this recital. The program will include selections by Argento, Bernstein, Brahms, Canteloube, Faure, J.R. Brown, Lerner & Loewe, Phillips, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Sondheim.

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Chloe Wintersteen and James Mayclin: Voice Recital

April 7 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Voice students Chloe Wintersteen and James Mayclin perform repertoire from musical theater.

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

April 7 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. Christ Church Portola Valley will be performing this evening.  Upcoming Compline dates April 14 Palo Alto High School Choir  April 28 Crescendo May 12 St Bede’s Choir May 19…

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