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August 2019

Public Tour | Memorial Church

August 25 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. Admission Info Public tours do not require a reservation…

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September 2019

Public Tour | Memorial Church

September 1 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. Admission Info Public tours do not require a reservation…

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Exhibition: Jim Campbell

September 5 12:00 am

Jim Campbell primarily utilizes LEDs to translate time-based subjects—scenes of jostling crowds, found home movies, and the rhythmic movements of nature, such as waves and clouds—into blurred or gridded forms that test the limits of perception. In its abstract orientation and encouragement of extended contemplation, Campbell’s art shares much with other works in the vibrant, light-filled, and expansive galleries in the Anderson Collection.

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Health Improvement Program (HIP) Registration Opens

September 10 12:00 am

Fall registration opens at 9 a.m. BeWell participants who have taken the 2019 SHALA are eligible for two, discounted Fitness classes. All Fitness and Healthy Living classes are Berry-eligible, and several Healthy Living classes are available as an Engagement option. HealthySteps to Wellness participants earn 50 points for participating in a class. Healthy Living classes are open to everyone, and Fitness classes are open to Stanford University faculty, staff, benefits-eligible family members (over age 18), retirees, benefits-eligible postdocs, SHC and…

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Public Tour | Outdoor Sculpture Walk, Museum

September 15 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn from a trained docent as you walk among the diverse collection of outdoor sculpture surrounding the Cantor Art Center. Meet at the entrance to the museum. Public Tours: Third Sunday of each month at 11:30 am, rain or shine Admission Info Tours do not require a reservation and are free of charge.

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Public Tour | Papua New Guinea Sculpture Walk

September 15 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Created on-site at Stanford by artists from Papua New Guinea, the garden contains wood and stone carvings of people, animals, and magical beings that illustrate clan stories and creation myths. Meet on the corner of Santa Teresa and Lomita Drive. Public Tours: Third Sunday of each month at 2 pm, rain or shine. Admission Info Tours do not require a reservation and are free of charge.

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The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford. A Mark Dion Project

September 18 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

We’re underway! After a year of preparation, the work for artist Mark Dion’s The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death and Mourning at Stanford has begun in the Stanford Family Galleries on our first floor. For now, the doors to the Stanford Family Galleries are closed while the installation is in progress. We invite you to follow along with updates that will be posted on Facebook and Instagram and to join us for this spectacular exhibition opening September 18. When Leland Stanford…

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Exhibition: Left of Center

September 20 12:00 am

Left of Center: Five Years of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University celebrates the fifth anniversary of the museum and demonstrates the distinct relationship between artists in the permanent collection and the American West. This exhibit seeks to show how modes of art-making that originated on the West Coast decisively changed the topography of American modernism. It also celebrates the care and attention that went into assembling the Anderson Collection, as well as its stunning breadth. Curated by graduate students…

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5th Anniversary Celebration at the Anderson Collection!

September 21 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Anderson Collection museum is excited to celebrate five years at Stanford University and we want to party with YOU! Join us for a day-long anniversary celebration featuring live music, pop-up curator talks, art making, treats, and much more. FREE, no registration required, just show up.

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West x Southwest: Edward Weston and Ansel Adams

September 26 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore landscapes, still lifes, nudes, and portraits created by Edward Weston in Mexico and Ansel Adams the American Southwest.  IMAGE: Edward Weston (U.S.A., 1886–1958), Guadalupe Marín de Rivera, Mexico, 1923. Gelatin silver print. © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University, 2019.48.13 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Mon, 11am – 5pm, Thurs until 8pm. CLOSED TUES

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Art and Social Justice Film Series: The Desert of Forbidden Art

September 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

documentary film series at the Anderson Collectionwith CAW (Camera as Witness) Program/UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival)  The Desert of Forbidden Art During the era of Soviet rule, artists who stay true to their vision are executed, sent to mental hospitals, or to Gulags. Their plight inspires young Igor Savitsky who pretends to buy state-approved art. Instead he daringly rescues 40,000 forbidden works by fellow artists and creates a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan, far from the watchful eyes…

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Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

September 29 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Now extended through February 2.Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze is the first solo museum show for Harlem-based artist Jordan Casteel. Featuring paintings made in the last five years, Casteel’s large-scale portraits of Harlem community members are intimate portrayals of often overlooked members of society. In her own words, “I’ve always had an inclination toward seeing people who might be easily unseen.” Casteel’s deeply empathetic approach to portraiture makes her one of the most important emerging artists working today.Jordan Casteel: Returning…

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October 2019

Public Tour | West x Southwest: Edward Weston and Ansel Adams

October 10 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Tour | West x Southwest: Edward Weston and Ansel Adams Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30pm The Capital Group Foundation’s gift of 1,000 photographs to the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University includes works by American photographic masters Ansel Adams, Edward Curtis, John Gutmann, Helen Levitt, Wright Morris, Gordon Parks, and Edward Weston.  IMAGE: Edward Weston (U.S.A., 1886–1958), Oceano, 1936. Gelatin silver print. © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University  Admission Info Tours do…

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Public Tour | Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

October 11 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Public Tour | Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30pm Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze is the first solo museum show for Harlem-based artist Jordan Casteel. Featuring paintings made in the last five years, Casteel’s large-scale portraits of Harlem community members are intimate portrayals of often overlooked members of society. In her own words, “I’ve always had an inclination toward seeing people who might be easily unseen.” Casteel’s deeply empathetic approach to portraiture makes her one of…

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AI Ethics, Policy, and Governance

October 28 12:00 am

HAI’s October 28-29 conference on AI Ethics, Policy, and Governance at Stanford University will convene experts and leaders from academia, industry, civil society, and government to explore critical and emerging issues related to understanding and guiding AI’s human and societal impact. Through plenary discussions, breakout sessions, and workshops we will explore the latest research, delve into case studies, illuminate best practices, and build a global community of research, policy, and practice committed to ensuring that AI benefits humanity.  Questions to…

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Contemplation By Design Summit

October 29 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Free events will be offered Oct. 29 – Nov. 7, 2019 to further balance, tranquility, resilience, and creative excellence. CBD Summit participants will have the opportunity to take a break from their high-level output of productivity and innovation in order to rest and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full 2019 Summit schedule will be posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit.php. Registration will open on September 10, 2019. All events are FREE. Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resileince, well-being and…

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CBD 2019: Professor Grant Parker discusses Aristotle’s Way: How ancient wisdom can change your life

October 29 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Discover how Aristotle can be a resource for your happiness. Professor Grant Parker, Stanford Dept. of  Classics, chair 2015-18, will explore Aristotle’s practical ideas on virtue, work, friendship and happiness as portrayed in Edith Hall’s book Aristotle’s Way. In a 2019 New York Times book review, John Kaag, professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, wrote “Aristotelian life is…about identifying the particular talents or natural proclivities that each of us has, and then pursuing a path, consistently and…

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CBD 2019: Sound Bath for Pausing the Mind and Refreshing the Body with Danny Goldberg

October 29 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Participants will lie down in Savasana to experience the sound vibrations of singing bowls, gongs and chimes as they guide us into a deep meditation. The vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages and allowing our minds to quiet. A wide range of ancient world traditions from Confucianism to the Pythagoreans claim that sound can both “tune the soul” and affect our community well-being. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions and cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations…

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CBD 2019: Contemplative Skills for P.E.A.C.E. with Tia Rich, PhD, Director, CBD

October 30 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome to the 2019 Contemplation by Design Summit. In this session, we will begin to experience renewal, peace of mind and well-being by pausing to quiet the striving mind, engage the senses, relax and replenish. We will explore the fundamental role of contemplative practices in creating a life of sustained excellence, service, joy, compassion, wisdom and health — a life lived fully. Learn practical evidence-based contemplative skills for enjoying the power of the pause. Activities will cultivate the 5 states of…

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CBD 2019: Contemplative Practices for Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Stress in Youth

October 30 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm

With Victor G. Carrion, MD and Chi Kim The benefits and feasibility of children learning yoga and mindfulness practices in a school-based program will be presented by Dr. Carrion. He will share information about his work on early life stress and the integration of mindfulness practices into his treatment of youth who face adversity. In collaboration with Pure Edge, Inc. and the Ravenswood City School District, Dr. Carrion just completed a longitudinal multi-method study on the effectiveness of the Pure…

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CBD 2019: Sound Based Contemplative Practice with Mirabai and Friends

October 30 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

This concert focuses on calming the mind and creating an experience of deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself. The leader will sing a Sanskirt word as a mantra, and the audience sings it back. This is known as Kirtan, the ancient contemplative practice of singing the names of the divine. Kirtan is a form of Bhakti Yoga, a spiritual path and practices within Hinduism focused on loving devotion towards a personal god. So often, our…

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CBD 2019: Mindful Yoga in Windhover with Tia Rich, PhD, Director, Contemplation by Design

October 31 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Mindfulness and breath are central to yoga. They are also central to Stanford’s beautiful contemplative space, Windhover. Begin your morning in the serenity of Windhover; join us for a mindful practice. The practice wil begin with sun salutations, and flow into standing and floor poses while helping you to listen to your body, and compassionately and wisely respect your capabilities. Suitable for all levels. PLEASE NOTE: Please bring your yoga mat. Tia Rich, PhD, Director, Contemplation by Design (CBD), has…

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CBD 2019: Living From Open Awareness — “Waking Up” as the heart of contemplative life

October 31 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

With Dustin DiPerna With a blend of both theory and practice, this session will explore how fundamental shifts in identity and awareness serve as the foundation for a contemplative life. Together, we will discuss the implications of recent findings in the neuro-scientific study of advanced meditative states. We will examine how shifts in awareness can become persistent traits rather than simply temporary states. And we will explore a few basic tools you can use to bring meditation practice into your…

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CBD 2019: Identifying the Contemplative Practice that Best Fits You & Your Needs

October 31 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

With Jeffery A. Martin, PhD All contemplative practices are not equally effective, and even the most effective ones aren’t necessarily for everyone. For over a decade our research has shown that “finding your fit” is essential to maximize the effectiveness of contemplative practices. This session will outline the practical points from the research to date, and include an experiential component to help you identify the best practice or practices for you. Jeffery A. Martin, PhD, is a founder of the Transformative…

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Art and Social Justice Film Series: Portrait of Wally

October 31 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm

documentary film series at the Anderson Collectionwith CAW (Camera as Witness) Program/UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival)  Portrait of Wally Portrait of Wally, Egon Schiele’s tender picture of his mistress, Walburga (“Wally”) Neuzil, is the pride of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. But for thirteen years the painting was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between the Austrian museum and the Jewish family from whom the Nazis seized the painting in 1939. The film traces the…

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