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May 2021

Camera as Witness Presents documentaries THE INVISIBLE LINE and THE LESSON

May 17 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Camera as Witness Stanford Arts program presents THE POWER OF EMPATHY seriesco-presented with Arts Arena, Columbia University and Stanford Film Society MONDAY, May 17 at  10:30AM THE INVISIBLE LINE – AMERICA’S NAZI EXPERIMENT(Germany/US, 53 min) Director/Producer: Emanuel Rotstein Former Palo Alto Cubberley history teacher Ron Jones and several of the students from his 1967 sophomore World History class sit for new interviews recounting the weeklong experiment Jones developed on the fly to answer an American student’s never-more-relevant question: how did…

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New date and time! Make Yourself at Home: First-year MFA Exhibition

May 18

The Department of Art & Art History presents Make Yourself at Home, the annual first-year MFA exhibition featuring the works of Andrew Catanese, Tina Kashiwagi, Liz Maelane, Krystal Ramirez, and Oleg Savunov.  Installed in the Stanford Art Gallery, this exhibition will be available to view online at artexhibitions.stanford.edu on Tuesday, May 18. Join us for the online opening on Tuesday, May 18 at 4:30 pm PT. Please register in advance. (This event was previously scheduled for Friday, May 14 at…

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New date and time! First-year MFA Exhibition: Online opening and presentations

May 18 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History presents Make Yourself at Home, the annual first-year MFA exhibition featuring the works of Andrew Catanese, Tina Kashiwagi, Liz Maelane, Krystal Ramirez, and Oleg Savunov.  Installed in the Stanford Art Gallery, this exhibition will be available to view online at artexhibitions.stanford.edu on Tuesday, May 18. Join us for the online opening on Tuesday, May 18 at 4:30 pm PT. Please register in advance. (This event was previously scheduled for Friday, May 14 at 11 am PT; if…

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Stanford Philharmonia: Livestream from Bing Concert Hall

May 18 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Stanford Philharmonia, conducted by Paul Phillips, presents a free livestreaming concert program from the Main Stage of Bing Concert Hall. This will be the first Philharmonia performance on the Bing stage since March 2020! Watch the livestream here. Program Florence Price: Adoration William Grant Still: Danzas de Panama Edward Elgar: Sospiri Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Violoncelli and Orchestra in G Minor with soloists Christopher Costanza and Stephen Harrison Antonín Dvořák: Serenade in E Major, Op. 22

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Art Breaks with Student Guides

May 19 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Click here to RSVP for this event. Join Stanford Student Tour Guides for a 30 minute art break talk every other Wednesday. You’ll hear about how objects at Stanford’s museums relate to different disciplines that each student is studying. RSVP on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link.  Apr. 7, 12pm PDT | “The Face of Manual Labor” with Lorena Diosdado, Art Practice Major & Education Minor ’21 Come explore how themes of construction and labor in Jacob Lawrence’s artwork and…

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Triangulando la colonialidad: Objetos, contradicciones y memoria pública

May 19 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mahdis Azarmandi es profesora de la Universidad de Canterbury. Lleva a cabo investigación en la encrucijada de estudios de “Peace and Conflict”, “Critical Race” y “Whiteness”. Tiene un interés particular en cuestiones de justicia social y anti-racismo. Estudia epistemologías de la ignorancia y cómo se reproducen dentro del movimiento enfocado en la justicia social. Su trabajo se nutre de la interseccionalidad y la “Critical Race Theory” tanto como la teoría decolonial. Además de su trabajo sobre anti-racism, escribe sobre la…

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CANCELED – National Geographic Live: Wild Hope with Ami Vitale

May 19 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From documenting war zones to donning a panda suit to remain anonymous among giant pandas, award-winning photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares her images and adventures from a career spent “living the story.”

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Spring Organ Concert: Dr. Robert Huw Morgan

May 19 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us as University Organist, Dr. Robert Huw Morgan performs “Klavierübung III” by Johann Sebastian Bach. This large-scale set of chorale preludes is bookended by one of his greatest preludes and fugues. This will be a rare opportunity to hear this set as a whole.

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May Finding and Using Maps Online Workshop

May 20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open to the general public: on May 20, 2021, the David Rumsey Map Center is offering an online, live map-finding workshop over Zoom. We will walk participants through the different digital map resources available. We will share tips and tricks on searching and finding maps that are online with an emphasis on historical or rare maps. Please register using this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the workshop. If you need any disability-related accommodation,…

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REWIND: L.A. Jews

May 20 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

After a year of films mostly set in New York City, REWIND welcomes literary critic Adam Kirsch, Dr. Maya Montañez Smukler (author of Liberating Hollywood), and author Melissa Broder (Milk Fed) to discuss L.A. Jews as seen through the eyes of Jewish women filmmakers. We’ll consider the now classic coming-of-age comedy Clueless (1995) and Joey Soloway’s Afternoon Delight (2013). This is the final event of our year-long retrospective film series celebrating Jewish women filmmakers, REWIND: the Shenson Retrospective Film Series.…

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STUCK@HOME, Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert

May 20 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

STUCK@HOME Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert We believe in the power of music to heal and unite, particularly during uncertain times.  Recognizing AAPI Health Awareness Month and Honoring Asian Grandmothers May 20, 2021  5:30PM – 6:30PM (PDT) This event is free and open to the public.  Please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing details about joining the webinar.

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Celebrating Asian Grandmothers

May 20 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In another senseless act of Anti-Asian violence, a white man in San Francisco attacked Xiao Zhen Xie, a 75-year-old Asian grandmother. Ms. Xiao used a wooden board to fight back against her attacker after being punched. Her attacker was bloodied and left on a stretcher while Ms. Xiao walked away. Ms. Xiao is donating almost $1 million dollars, collected from a GoFundMe set up by her grandson, to charities combating hate against Asian Americans.  Please join us in celebrating the…

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Conversation with filmmakers and co-author: HBO Documentary “TINA” and “Happiness Becomes You”

May 20 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description: As a recording artist, Tina Turner’s career spans sixty years, and most recently includes a series of interfaith albums called Beyond. For nearly fifty of those years, Turner has practiced SGI Nichiren Buddhism. In 2020, she released Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good (Atria), co-authored with Taro Gold and Regula Curti. This memoir details the role of Buddhism in her life and career. Her religious practice was also captured in the 2021 HBO Films…

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CANCELED – Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

May 20 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jenny Scheinman, a violinist, fiddler, singer/songwriter, and the project’s conceptual director, writes and performs original and archival Americana Roots music that stirs deep yearnings to return  to a simpler time. Working with filmmaker and director Finn Taylor (The Darwin Awards, Cherish, Dream with the Fishes), her project Kannapolis features archival film from the Great Depression by H. Lee Waters to weave a compelling narrative of a time long past. Themes of family, community, and hands-on industry underscored by labor songs and fiddle tunes resonate with fresh meaning…

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Sideways

May 20 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In addition to screening movies that feature actors who attended Stanford, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost also brings movies filmed at iconic locations across Northern California from Oakland to wine country. Struggling writer and wine enthusiast Miles (Paul Giamatti) takes his engaged friend, Jack (Thomas Haden Church), on a trip to wine country for a last single-guy bonding experience. While Miles wants to relax and enjoy the wine, Jack is in search of a fling before his…

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The Quarantine Atlas: Talk by Laura Bliss

May 21 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Maps mattered during the pandemic—not just data-driven maps that pointed us to spikes in new infections or hospitalizations. In 2020, Bloomberg CityLab asked readers to send in homemade maps of what their worlds look like after coronavirus. The hundreds of maps received were so many windows into the sprawling economic, environmental, and social sea changes that swept the world along with the virus. All together, they are a unique—and deeply personal—document of the pandemic and how it changed our daily…

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Spring Art Fair Launch Party & Tour

May 21 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

RSVP Here Join us for a one-hour tour of the virtual gallery space led by the Cantor-Anderson Student Guides. Featuring original work from the Cantor Scholars and artists across Stanford campus, including painting, drawing, photography, written poetry and more!

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CANCELED – A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: with producer Jlin

May 21 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Led by the extraordinary choreographer and MacArthur genius Kyle Abraham, A.I.M brings together an eclectic music and movement vocabulary, from classical to modern and hip-hop, for empathic explorations of human stories and relationships. At Stanford, they’ll perform a new work inspired by Mozart’s Requiem in collaboration with producer and composer Jlin, commissioned by Stanford Live.

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The Incredibles

May 21 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 In addition to screening movies that feature actors who attended Stanford, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost also brings movies filmed at iconic locations across Northern California from Oakland to wine country.  In this lauded Pixar animated film, married superheroes Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) and Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) are forced to assume mundane lives as Bob and Helen Parr after all super-powered activities have been banned by the government. While Mr. Incredible loves his wife and kids, he longs…

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Sudan Archives: An Evening of Storytelling and Song

May 22 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Stanford Concert Network and Stanford Storytelling Project for an evening of stories and song with violinist and vocalist, Sudan Archives.  Sudan writes, plays, and produces her own music. Drawing inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers, she is a self-taught violinist, and her unique songs fold in elements of R&B, and experimental electronic music. Sudan Archives has been praised by the New York Times, Vogue, Pitchfork, Grammy, The New Yorker, BBC Radio, and NPR. Athena her debut LP won the Best…

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Blindspotting

May 22 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 In addition to screening movies that feature actors who attended Stanford, Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost also brings movies filmed at iconic locations across Northern California from Oakland to wine country.  Blindspotting explores the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are…

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Seeing Silicon Valley: Life Inside a Fraying America

May 24 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Acclaimed photographer Mary Beth Meehan and Stanford Professor of Communication Fred Turner join forces to give an unseen view of the heart of the tech world.  It’s hard to imagine a place more central to American mythology today than Silicon Valley. To outsiders, the region glitters with the promise of extraordinary wealth and innovation. But behind this image lies another Silicon Valley, one segregated by race, class, and nationality in complex and contradictory ways. Its beautiful landscape lies atop underground streams…

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Meeting the Moment’s Movie Nite: Paris is Burning

May 24 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for our movie night on the theme of Joy as Resistance Meeting the Moment presents “Paris is Burning”. Hosted by Kory Gaines ’21 and Alli Wollner, Senior Producer. Open to the entire Stanford community RSVP: http://bit.ly/junmovienite

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What Human Flourishing Looks Like

May 25 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is episode 15 in the CASBS series Social Science for a World in Crisis. Learn more about the series here. Panelists: Jenna Bednar (CASBS fellow 2021-22), Hilary Cottam, James ManyikaModerator: Gillian Tett, Financial Times We have witnessed COVID’s disruption of almost everything that enables us to flourish. But what is flourishing? We do ourselves a lasting disservice by returning to the pre-pandemic status quo, in which we measured well-being and prosperity in the transactional terms of economic growth and…

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Talks with the Artists: An Interview with Silvia Poloto

May 26 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Silvia Poloto, born in Brazil and based in San Francisco, is a contemporary, abstract artist. She works with a variety of mediums — photography, sculpture, video and paint — and strives to incorporate elements of each practice into her primary medium of painting. Her abstract compositions are layered with geometric shapes, lines and text, and her large, sweeping brushstrokes in vibrant colors add dynamism and depth. She keeps the viewer engaged in the process through the many layers and unexpected…

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