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August 2021

Art Breaks with Student Guides

August 4 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. You’ll hear about how objects at Stanford’s museums relate to different disciplines that each student is studying. After you select the dates that you’d like to attend, you’ll receive the Zoom link in a confirmation email. Jun. 30, 12pm PDT | “Malleable Time and Shared Expression” with Sophia Colello, Archaeology & Classics Major and Classics MA ‘22 Come explore the continuity…

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Curator Tour | Ian Cheng’s Emissary Sunsets The Self

August 5 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Maggie Dethloff, Assistant Curator of Photography and New Media will provide an in-depth look into the Cantor’s newest installation, Ian Cheng’s Emissary Sunsets The Self, an ever-changing “live simulation” of infinite duration exploring cognitive evolution and artificial intelligence. You can RSVP for the event here. You can preview the work on our website here. Accommodations: If you need a disability-related accommodation like live captioning, please contact cantor_education@stanford.edu. Requests should be made by Thursday, July 29th. Image: Ian Cheng (American, born…

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Camera as Witness Presents documentary SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY

August 5 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness Program – Stanford Arts Presents Summer series POWER OF EMPATHY  co-presented with Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute, Palo Alto Libraries, Santa Clara County, Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Film Society and Stanford Medical School Medicine and the Muse Virtual event, screening and Zoom panel discussion with filmmakers, subjects of the film and experts moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Camera as Witness Stanford Arts Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival, UNAFF. SEED: THE…

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An Evening with Gregory Porter with Marcus Shelby Quintet featuring Tiffany Austin

August 5 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Backed by the Marcus Shelby Quintet, vocalist Tiffany Austin opens before Grammy-winning jazz artist Gregory Porter takes the stage in an evening that will embrace the ranging styles and influences of each artist, from Porter’s gospel-infused baritone voice to Austin’s blues and jazz movement to Shelby’s exploration of history through music. Two-time Grammy winner Gregory Porter found his voice both by singing in church and by studying her Nat King Cole records at home. His sixth studio album, All Rise, marks a return…

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Pedro Lopes: Livestream from Chicago

August 6 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CCRMA Live presents a livestream concert with Pedro Lopes performing turntable percussion, cymbals, and modified needles in Chicago, IL. Pedro Lopes is a turntablist metamorphosed into a percussionist. When playing live, he deconstructs his instrument, the turntable, into a vehicle of a rapid, post-scratch, and post-jazz — a musical dialog of analog intonation and acoustic overtones.  In Pedro’s music, the needles do not merely amplify the vibrations stored in the grooves of the vinyl records. For him, the needles are microscopes that enable us…

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Xian Zhang Conducts the SF Symphony

August 7 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The partnership between Stanford Live and the San Francisco Symphony that began in 2019 with the opening of the newly renovated Frost Amphitheater continues this summer with Saturday evening performances led by a variety of guest conductors.    Xian Zhang, who made her professional debut conducting Le nozze di Figaro at the Central Opera House in Beijing at the age of twenty, currently serves as the music director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. At Frost she conducts the SF Symphony in…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: Cafe Transit

August 11 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This year the Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival will be held virtually. Join us from your home as we watch seven films from around the world that focus on the theme “Feeding your Soul.” The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies invites you to watch Cafe Transit from home at a time that works for your schedule, then join us on Zoom for a post-screening discussion with actress Fereshteh Sadreorafaei. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom information.…

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Starry Nights: SF Ballet’s Return to the Stage

August 13 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for San Francisco Ballet’s long-awaited return to live performances, featuring a thrilling blend of poetry and athleticism. The two-performance program August 13–14 features George Balanchine’s transcendent, luminous Serenade, set to a soaring Tchaikovsky score, and Helgi Tomasson’s elegant and sleek The Fifth Season, set to music by Karl Jenkins. Danielle Rowe’s powerful For Pixie, set to the music of Nina Simone; Balanchine’s spirited Tarantella, set to Gottschalk; and to be determined pas de deux round out these brilliant summer evenings of ballet’s…

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August 17 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Thomas Schultz performs a solo piano recital to launch this year’s Summer Piano Seminar. This program will include works by Bach/Busoni, Busoni, Na, and Rzewski. Athough Campbell Recital Hall is not open to the public at this time, this recital will be livestreamed. (A link to the livestream will be announced soon.)

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August 19 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Thomas Schultz Summer Piano Seminar presents three Participants Concerts in Campbell Recital Hall featuring students performing works they have studied during the seminar. Athough Campbell Recital Hall is not open to the public at this time, these concerts will be livestreamed for all who wish to see them. (Links to the livestreams will be announced soon.) Programs Thursday: Adrian Liu, Kevin Sun, and Roger Xia perform music of Chopin, Na, and Schubert Friday: Leslie Jin, David Lee, Lina Lee,…

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Not Our First Goat Rodeo

August 20 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An astounding group of virtuosos – Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Edgar Meyer on bass, and Chris Thile on mandolin — reunite live for the first time in nearly a decade. Joined by featured vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, the lively talents of these exceptional artists come together on stage to create a singular sound that’s part composed, part improvised, and uniquely American — music so complex to pull off that the group likens it to a goat rodeo,…

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The No One’s Rose

August 25 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In partnership with the American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) and Stanford Live, PBO brings the world premiere of a powerful production featuring new music by 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin. The No One’s Rose has at its center the poetry of the poetry of Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Jorie Graham and 20th century poet and Holocaust survivor Paul Celan, both of whom ask a difficult question in their work: What can be recovered after a whole world disappears? AMOC and PBO’s…

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SGS Film Festival: Aamis – Q&A with director Bhaskar Hazarika

August 25 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On August 25th at 8:00pm Pacific (August 26th at 8:30am India) As part of the Stanford Global Studies Film Festival, the Center for South Asia will hold a virtual Q&A discussion around the 2019 Indian film, Aamis, with director Bhaskar Hazarika. The film received 5 film nominations, including at the Tribeca Film Festial and Mumbai Film Festival, and won Best Director and a Special Jury Award at Prag Cine Awards in 2021. Please watch the movie, available on Moviesaints, before…

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Fanning the Flames Speaker Series

August 26 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives invites you to the third event in the Fanning the Flames Speaker Series.  Kamishibai (paper plays) and the Mobilization of Women in Wartime Japan Thursday, August 26, at 12:00 pm PT | 3:00 pm ET Presented by Sharalyn Orbaugh, Head of Asian Studies Department and Professor of Modern Japanese Literature and Popular Culture, University of British Columbia Moderated by Kaoru (Kay) Ueda, Curator of the Japanese Diaspora Collection at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives…

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Fall TEACH Symposium

August 30 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Autumn TEACH Symposium will offer all new free, online workshops on how to prepare for the return to in person teaching. What experiences or lessons learned from online teaching might we take back with us? What strategies will help students and instructors reacclimate to learning in real life? How might courses incorporate hybrid elements to support learning goals, promote inclusivity, or prepare for the next disruption? How can we continue to build on the TEACH values framework? Staff members, TAs,…

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September 2021

SGS Summer Film Festival: Honeyland

September 1 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

The Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies invites you to a screening and discussion of Honeyland. Watch the film from home at a time that works for your schedule, then join us on Zoom for a post-screening discussion. Film synopsis: Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude…

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Kate Manne: What is Gaslighting?

September 23 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for a lecture by Cornell University’s Kate Manne as part of our series titled “All This Rising: The Humanities in the Next Ten Years,” which features ideas and methods that will mark new paths for the humanities. Gaslighting is often glossed as an interpersonal practice involving manipulating the victim into feeling “crazy.” In this talk, Professor Manne will moot various desiderata for an adequate account of gaslighting, and argue for a broader account of the phenomenon—and, ultimately, a definition of…

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Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor

September 29 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigate issues of science and nature, identity and social conflict, art collecting, and history. IMAGE: Ambreen Butt (Pakistan, b. 1969), Untitled, 2008. Hard ground and soft ground etching, aquatint, spitbite aquatint, drypoint, and chine collé, with hand-coloring. Palmer Gross Ducommun Fund, 2011.38.5 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Sun, 11am – 5pm. CLOSED MON & TUES

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September 29 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A Juno Award-nominated electro-pop artist, iskwē, which translates to “blue sky woman,” spotlights the importance and plight of Indigenous peoples and territories in Canada. Her command of music styles includes jazz, R&B, industrial pop-rock, post-rock, and trip-hop. Centuries of historic injustice, systemic racism, and environmental degradation fuel her powerful lyrics. The Bing Studio will be transformed into a visual installation to be experienced prior to the concert. Then, in the concert hall, indigenous instrumentation and vocalizations will merge with projected video…

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October 2021

Installation Ceremony for the COVID19 Remembrance Art

October 6 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

This fall, we warmly invite you to the installation ceremony for the COVID-19 Remembrance Art installation near the Angel of Grief statue. With special speakers: Dean Lloyd Minor and Provost Persis Drell with music by St. Lawrence String Quartet.   Event will follow the COVID19 protocol guidance at the time provided by Santa Clara County and Stanford University. More info to follow. 

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Dedication of the Renewal memorial installation

October 8 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for the dedication of the Renewal Memorial installation in recognition of the Anatomy and Willed Body Programs, at installation in the courtyard of the Center for Clinical Sciences Research (CSSR) Building at 269 Campus Drive. Renewal is comprised of 77 bricks salvaged from the rubble of the original Anatomy Building by Dr. Don Prolo (MD ’61). Designed by Lauren Toomer, a Stanford Alumnus and teacher of the Art and Anatomy class, the sculpture was inspired by the waveforms…

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2021 Thesis MFA Documentary Film Screening

October 9

Nine Thesis films by graduated students in the MFA program in Documentary Film.

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

October 23 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returns to Frost Amphitheater for their 2021 tour. The Grateful Dead played at Frost Amphitheater 14 times in the 80s, and its fitting that their tribute band continues the tradition. “Not only does this quintet play tight and vicious versions of some of the most complex songs in the Grateful Dead’s repertoire, but they play them with a rawness & energy absent from the stage since the ‘Live’ Dead era.” —Scott Bernstein, Jambase

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Contemplation By Design Summit, Oct. 25 -Nov. 2, 2021

October 25

FREE events will be offered October 25 – November 2, 2021, to further individual, community, and planetary health and well-being, and creative excellence to serve the greater good.   The 2021 Summit focuses on a contemplative approach to climate change and skills to cultivate healthy relationships among humans and earth systems through wise, compassionate, competent action. The intention of the Summit is to deepen awareness of the interconnectedness of all life and to cultivate skillful stewardship of our personal and planetary…

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CBD 2021: An Astronaut’s Perspective: Earth views inspiring us to care for our planet

October 25 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

As an astronaut, Steve Smith will reveal how his life journey to being able to travel really fast – Mach 25 or 25 times the speed of sound to be exact – also paradoxically, rendered sublime mindful realizations regarding the power of living with kindness toward oneself, toward others, and toward our planet.  His 3-decade effort to fulfill his childhood dream, mapped in several colorful childhood sketches of spaceship travel, included suffering a near-fatal 11-day illness as a 15 year-old that…

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