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November 2019

A Gift of Art from Marilyn F. Symmes

November 20 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

See an eclectic selection of prints and drawings that highlight different ways of thinking about works as both images and objects. IMAGE: Su-Li Hung (U.S.A., b. Taiwan, 1947), World Trade Center, 2001. Woodcut. Gift of Marilyn F. Symmes, 2018.9 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Mon, 11am – 5pm, Thurs until 8pm. CLOSED TUES

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Surf Sequence by Ansel Adams

November 20 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore this series of spontaneously-captured surf images, studies of nature, time, and organic line, in the context of Adams’s relationship with water in different forms. IMAGE: Ansel Adams (U.S.A., 1902–1984), Surf Sequence #4, San Mateo County Coast, California, 1940. Gelatin silver print. Used with permission of and © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University, 2019.42.61 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Mon, 11am – 5pm, Thurs until 8pm. CLOSED TUES

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Reading and Reception for: Listen to Your Heart

November 20 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a reception celebrating the poetic responses by student poets to the Anderson Collection at Stanford University’s “Collected Ephemera”. Students will read their work and speak about their artistic choices. Anna Krakowsky on Siah Armajani Erin Stoodley on Freddy Chandra Eleni Aneziris on Ellen Galangher Aiyana Herrera on Marisol Escobar Mikel Daniel-Robinson on Julie Mehretu Rebecca Jia on Ann Page Kimiko Hirota on Younhee Paik Darnell Carson on Raymond Saunders Alli Cruz on Kori Newkirk Curator: Mikel Daniel-Robinson

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A Conversation with Dr. Cynthia Radding

November 20 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Radding (UNC Chapel Hill) will engage an informal conversation with Dr. Matt Vitz (UCSD) about her life and career devoted to colonial Latin American environmental, borderlands and indigenous history. Cynthia Radding is the Gussenhoven Distinguished Professor of History and Latin American Studies at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her scholarship is rooted in the imperial borderlands of the Spanish and Portuguese American empires, emphasizing the role of indigenous peoples and other colonized groups in shaping those borderlands,…

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Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

November 21 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Najmieh Batmanglij, hailed as “The Grande Dame of Iranian Cooking” by The Washington Post, has spent the past 40 years cooking, traveling, and adapting authentic Persian recipes to tastes and techniques in the West. Her celebrated cook books include Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies, Silk Road Cooking: A Vegetarian Journey, and her most recent book Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets. Najmieh is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and lives in…

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Environmental History and landscapes in the Americas

November 22 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

The talk will involve a panoramic historical review of (cultural) landscape studies in the Americas, from the original postulates of Carl O. Sauer and the Berkeley School to contemporary approaches to the subject, taking into account the contemporary context of environmental change. Pedro S. Urquijo is a professor of Environmental History, Power, and Territory at the Center for Research in Environmental Geography (CIGA) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) since 2004. He holds a doctorate in geography (UNAM), a master’s…

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December 2019

Experiments in Learning | The Case for Applied Ethics

December 4 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Case for Applied Ethics: How Experiential Learning Can Help Students Develop Meaningful Principles Formal entrepreneurship education has often relegated ethics to the fringes of the curriculum. Yet disruptive technologies and enterprises are creating unintended, harmful effects in society, and most entrepreneurship students want to do good in the world. We discuss our use of case studies, role play, and personal mission statements in helping students experience the importance of applied ethics to entrepreneurship, rather than theorizing to them about its…

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The How and the Now: Situating Sustainability in a Moment of Danger

December 4 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Professor Julie Sze, who will be discussing her upcoming book, Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger (University of California Press, 2020). We are living in a precarious environmental and political moment. In the United States and in the world, environmental injustices have manifested across racial and class divides in devastatingly disproportionate ways. What does this moment of danger mean for the environment and for justice? What can we learn from environmental justice struggles? Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger examines mobilizations…

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Gallery Talk | West x Southwest: Edward Weston and Ansel Adams

December 5 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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), 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

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Photography and a Sense of Place

December 5 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Photographers Ansel Adams and Edward Weston visited many of the same locations in the Western and Southwestern U.S., at times traveling together. They created some of the most iconic pictures of these locations, shaping how future generations perceive the places. Yet the photographs Weston and Adams made represent entirely different ways of seeing and experiencing these places. Photographer Mark Klett, Regents’ Professor of Photography at Arizona State University, also went to these locations and elsewhere to create a “third view”…

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Iranian Visions of Modern and Contemporary Art

December 5 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Curator and scholar Fereshteh Daftari will offer an overview of key issues treated in her recent publication, Persia Reframed: Iranian Visions of Modern and Contemporary Art. While touching on certain concepts such as modernism in the context of a non-Western culture, the focus will be on the chapters focusing on contemporary art. These include exhibitions Daftari has curated on an international scale, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York to the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. She received…

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Second Sunday Family Day

December 8 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cantor Events: Drop-in Studio: Experiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in the hands-on art-making experience. All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to attend.Art Packs: Check out an Art Pack that includes themed activities for visitors of all ages and supplies for sketching while visiting the galleries.Sunday Spotlight: 15-minute gallery talk for all ages. Talks start at 11:30 am and continue throughout the day on the half hour through 2:30 pm.Activity Table: Inspired by…

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Meet the Makers Autumn 2019

December 11 9:30 am - 11:00 am

More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING Autumn Quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, fine jewelry, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE! Admission Info Free Admission

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Left of Center: Student Curator Talks

December 21 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Left of Center: Five Years of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University is the first fully student-curated exhibition created for the museum. Join one of the graduate students from Stanford Department of Art and Art History for an informative talk in the galleries in which they share their reflections on the exhibit, the artworks, and the artists.

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Art and Social Justice Film Series: Waste Land

December 26 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

documentary film series at the Anderson Collectionwith CAW (Camera as Witness) Program/UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) Waste Land Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of catadores—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images…

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January 2020

Second Sunday Family Day

January 12, 2020 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cantor Events: Drop-in Studio: Experiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in the hands-on art-making experience. All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to attend.Art Packs: Check out an Art Pack that includes themed activities for visitors of all ages and supplies for sketching while visiting the galleries.Sunday Spotlight: 15-minute gallery talk for all ages. Talks start at 11:30 am and continue throughout the day on the half hour through 2:30 pm.Activity Table: Inspired by…

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Gallery Talk | Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

January 16, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Cantor’s Assistant Curator of American Art, Aleesa Alexander, in Freidenrich Family Gallery to discuss Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze. 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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Crossing the Caspian: Persia and Europe, 1500-1700

January 22, 2020 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Crossing the Caspian explores the golden age of artistic exchange between the Safavid Empire of Persia and Europe. Featuring prints, drawings, miniature paintings, rare books and maps, as well as objects of porcelain and silk, this exhibition examines the opening of new geographic, diplomatic, and mercantile routes between Persia and Europe in the seventeenth century. The pieces assembled here include works by artists from Antwerp, Amsterdam, Paris, Hollstein, Qazvin, Isfahan, and Shiraz. Together, the works represent the process of coming…

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Outside Looking In: John Gutmann, Helen Levitt, and Wright Morris

January 22, 2020 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This exhibition presents work by three American photographers in The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University who used the camera to observe the public lives and, occasionally, private spaces of others. German-born John Gutmann (1905–1998) settled in the Bay Area in 1933 and documented the spectrum of American society with an eye for the absurd, sensational, and grotesque. Author and artist Wright Morris (1910–1998) created a photographic portrait of his relations and their hard-scrabble, rural way of life…

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Gallery Talk | The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford

January 23, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A Mark Dion Project Using over 700 items from the Stanford Family Collections, artist Mark Dion’s new exhibition explores how Leland Stanford Jr.’s death at age 15 led to the creation of a museum, university, and—by extension—the entire Silicon Valley. Dion spent more than a year culling through the over 6,000 objects in the original Stanford Family Collections to create an exhibition that explores young Leland’s collection—he already was an avid and curious collector at the time of his death—as…

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February 2020

Gallery Talk | The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford

February 6, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A Mark Dion Project Using over 700 items from the Stanford Family Collections, artist Mark Dion’s new exhibition explores how Leland Stanford Jr.’s death at age 15 led to the creation of a museum, university, and—by extension—the entire Silicon Valley. Dion spent more than a year culling through the over 6,000 objects in the original Stanford Family Collections to create an exhibition that explores young Leland’s collection—he already was an avid and curious collector at the time of his death—as…

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What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Tressie McMillan Cottom

February 19, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Tressie McMillan Cottom, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and is nationally recognized for both her academic and her popular writing. She is co-editor of two volumes on technological change, inequality and institutions: Digital Sociologies (2016, UK Bristol Policy Press) and For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education (2017, Palgrave MacMillan). She is also the author of the widely acclaimed Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy (2017,…

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Dawn Harms: Adventures in Music

February 24, 2020 9:30 am - 10:30 am

From Bach to the “Orange Blossom Special”, violinist Dawn Harms’s free family show will make children squeal with delight — they might play the violin for the first time, or come up and compose a piece right before your very eyes. You will have a blast with Dawn and her zany cast of characters. There is something for everyone. | Presented in partnership with the Friends of Music at Stanford. Admission Info Free

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National Geographic Live

February 26, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dr. Kara Cooney “When Women Ruled the World”  When it comes to women in power, we’ve come a long way…right? Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, explores the reigns of powerful ancient queens to illuminate a time when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these strong female leaders were considered exceptions to the rule, but their power and influence is undeniable.

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March 2020

CANCELED – Gallery Talk | The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford

March 18, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Mark Dion Project Using over 700 items from the Stanford Family Collections, artist Mark Dion’s new exhibition explores how Leland Stanford Jr.’s death at age 15 led to the creation of a museum, university, and—by extension—the entire Silicon Valley. Dion spent more than a year culling through the over 6,000 objects in the original Stanford Family Collections to create an exhibition that explores young Leland’s collection—he already was an avid and curious collector at the time of his death—as…

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