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January 2021

Lou Henry Hoover, Stanford Class of 1898, and the Rights of Women [VIRTUAL EVENT]

January 26 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

(Pacific Standard Time) Speaker: Elena Danielson, Hoover Institution Archivist, Emerita While very aware of the obstacles she faced as a woman, Lou Henry succeeded in four careers beyond that of “First Lady”: writer, geologist, architect, and philanthropist. She adroitly used her management skills to promote and expand the Girl Scouts, a non-controversial fit as “First Lady” but with a lasting national impact on the welfare of women. Elena Danielson’s recent book, Hoover Tower at Stanford University, includes a lot of…

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January Finding and Using Maps Online Workshop

January 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open to the general public: on January 27, 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 RSVP using this form. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants a day prior to the workshop.

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Black Turntable Music Culture in the 1980s, Prof Adam Banks, Stanford University

January 27 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Committed teacher. Midnight Believer. A Slow Jam in a Hip Hop world. Cerebral and silly, outgoing and a homebody. Vernacular and grounded but academic and idealistic too. Convinced that Donny Hathaway is the most compelling artist of the entire soul and funk era, and that we still don’t give Patrice Rushen enough love. He’s a crate digger, and DJ with words and ideas, and he believes that the people, voices and communities we bring with us to Stanford are every…

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Iran, Islam and Democracy: The Politics of Managing Change

January 28 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Professor Ali Ansari will discuss the ideas that informed his book on political change in the Islamic Republic, the structure of the new state as it took shape under President Rafsanjani and the struggles to define it in the decades that followed, looking in particular at how both Marxian and Weberian concepts of the state and socio-economic structures can help us better understand the nature of the Islamic Republic. Ali Ansari is Professor of Iranian History and Founding Director of…

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Transcending Caste with Isabel Wilkerson

January 28 5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize winner, celebrated non-fiction writer, and prestigious journalist, joins the Stanford Community on January 28th to share her narrative and stories about race and inherent structural systems of racism found globally, as described in her new book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. For more information on this speaker please visit prhspeakers.com. This event is for the Stanford community, SUnet ID required. This event will not be recorded.

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Cafecito Quechua

January 28 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Stanford’s Cafecito Quechua promotes Andean issues and cultures, inviting members to share their experiences with and passion for the region and its cultures. Meetings take place once per week and are open to anyone who wishes to attend. We will be bringing relevant cultural topics and news of the Quechua-speaking regions to our Bay Area community, and encourage people to learn more about Andean cultures. Every week we will also be teaching the basics of Quechua language to anyone who comes…

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Caudillo Machine Culture: The Rise of Machine Culture in Rural Argentine, 19th century

January 29 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This presentation examines two cultural narratives developed by two distinct groups (urban elite and rural folk) in Argentina during the nineteenth century. In this period, liberal elites developed an economic plan to transform agricultural practices and integrate the use of farm machinery and tools in everyday forms of crop farming and livestock raising to modernize the farming sector. Among these elites, the urban intellectuals sought more than to build an economy; they sought to build a nation-state, and hence, created…

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February 2021

What Institutional Courage Looks Like

February 3 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

This is episode 12 in the CASBS series Social Science for a World in Crisis. Learn more about the series here. Moderator: Estelle Freedman, Stanford University, CASBS fellow 2009-10, 2018-19, CASBS faculty fellow 2019-21Panelists: Jennifer Freyd (CASBS fellow 1989-90, 2018-19), Jennifer Gómez, Carolyn Warner (CASBS fellow 2017-18) We depend on institutions – government bodies, legal systems and law enforcement agencies, schools, places of worship, businesses, hospitals, and civic organizations – to serve, protect, and promote individual and community flourishing. When…

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Sharon Bridgforth Artist Talk

February 3 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Doris Duke Performing Artist, Sharon Bridgforth is a writer that creates ritual/jazz theatre. A 2020-2023 Playwrights’ Center Core Member, Sharon has received support from Creative Capital, MAP Fund, the National Performance Network and is a New Dramatists alumnae. Sharon has served as a dramaturg for the Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Initiative’s Choreographic Fellowship program and was co-writer and performer for Amara Tabor-Smith’s, “REVIVAL: Millennial Remembering in the Afro NOW.” She has been in residence with: Brown University’s MFA…

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Sharad Goel, MS & E, CS, Sociology and the Law School and Mutale Nkonde, Digital Civil Society Lab,

February 3 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Professor Goel, Assistant Professor of Management Science & Engineering, and by courtsesy in Computer Science, Sociology &  the Law School at Stanford University looks at public policy through the lens of computer science, bringing a computational perspective to a diverse range of contemporary social issues. Some topics he has recently worked on are: policing practices, including statistical tests for discrimination; fair machine learning, including in automated speech recognition; and U.S. elections, including swing voting, polling errors, voter fraud, and political polarization.  …

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When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art

February 5 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Cantor’s newest major exhibition focuses on the subject of contemporary migration, immigration, and the displacement of peoples. Drawing inspiration from British-Somali poet Warsan Shire’s “Home,” When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art examines how the forces of migration touch us all, radically destabilizing ideas of home, place, transit, and belonging in the 21st century.  IMAGE: Reena Saini Kallat (India, b. 1973), Woven Chronicle, 2011–16. Circuit boards, speakers, electrical wires, and fittings; single‑channel audio (10:00 minutes); approximately…

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Second Sunday at Home

February 14 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

The Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection offer family-friendly art activities every Second Sunday of the month! Join our Zoom session with hands-on art activities, interactive Q & A, art stories and more. Check back closer to the event for more information on the theme of the month and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday You can register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-sunday-family-art-making-tickets-125549218091 The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts). You can watch past editions of Second…

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Jumatatu Poe Artist Talk

February 17 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jumatatu Poe is a dance/performance-based artist, educator, organizer, and voyager based in Philadelphia. Their early exposure to concert dance was through African dance and capoeira performances on California college campuses where their Pan-Africanist parents studied and worked, but formal dance training did not start until college with Umfundalai, Kariamu Welsh’s contemporary African dance technique. Their work continues to be influenced by various sources, including foundations in those living rooms and parties, early technical training in contemporary African dance, continued study…

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MasterClass founder and CEO David Rogier @ ETL

February 17 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

David Rogier is the founder and CEO of MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the best. Growing up, Rogier loved learning but struggled in school. Determined to reinvent the traditional learning model, he created MasterClass in 2015. MasterClass has since transformed the lifelong learning category by providing intimate access to the world’s best practitioners, from Stephen Curry (basketball) to Margaret Atwood (writing), Martin Scorcese (filmmaking), Sarah Blakely (entrepreneurship) and Serena Williams (tennis). This appearance by David Rogier…

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Conversations with Latin American Authors Series: The Art of Memory (Stefano Varese)

February 24 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Stanford CLAS, UC Davis Global Studies, UC Davis Hemispheric Institute on the Americas y SJSU’s Department of World Languages and Literatures presents the Conversations with Latin American Authors series: February 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm PSTAuthor Stefano Varese, Professor Emeritus at UC Davis will discuss his new book The Art of Memory: An Ethnographer’s Journey with comments by Charles R. Hale, Dean of Social Sciences at UC Santa Barbara. Zoom Link: https://tinyurl.com/svareseLivestream link: https://tinyurl.com/livestreamVarese  *These events are partially funded by…

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March 2021

Be Steadwell Artist Talk

March 10 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Be Steadwell is a musician, filmmaker, storyteller from Washington DC.  In their live performances, Be utilizes looping, vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage.  Be’s original music features earnest lyricism, and ​affirming LGBTQ content.  Be’s goal as a musician is to make other black girls, queers, introverts and generally marginalized weirdos feel seen and loved. With a BA from Oberlin College ​and an ​MFA in film ​from ​Howard University​, Be’s love for music expands into filmmaking​. …

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CANCELED – Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?: Verklärte Nacht with the St. Lawrence String Quartet

March 11 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Everyone’s favorite down-to-earth explainer of all types of music returns to Stanford Live for three performances. In the first part of each performance, Kapilow illustrates key points of the music and its creators. Then, the full piece is performed. To top off the experience, Kapilow and the musicians take part in a lively and in-depth Q&A with the audience. In this intimate Bing Studio presentation, Kapilow breaks down Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and is joined by Stanford’s St. Lawrence String Quartet for a performance of…

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CANCELED – Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?: Mozart Requiem with Stanford Chamber Chorale and guest orchestra

March 13 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Everyone’s favorite down-to-earth explainer of all types of music returns to Stanford Live for three performances. In the first part of each performance, Kapilow illustrates key points of the music and its creators. Then, the full piece is performed. To top off the experience, Kapilow and the musicians take part in a lively and in-depth Q&A with the audience. In this performance, Kapilow discusses Mozart’s Requiem, which will be performed by the Stanford Chamber Chorale and a guest orchestra.

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Second Sunday at Home

March 14 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

The Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection offer family-friendly art activities every Second Sunday of the month! Join our Zoom session with hands-on art activities, interactive Q & A, art stories and more. Check back closer to the event for more information on the theme of the month and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday You can register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-sunday-family-art-making-tickets-125549218091 The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts. You can watch past editions of Second…

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Virtual Exhibition Opening: Mapping the Islamic World: The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires

March 26 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Join us for the online live opening of Mapping the Islamic World: The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires, the David Rumsey Map Center’s newest virtual exhibition. Guest curator Alexandria Brown-Hejazi, Stanford PhD candidate, will discuss the maps and cartographic studies of Ottoman Turkey, Safavid Persia, and Mughal India. Our thanks to the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies for their co-sponsorship which made this exhibition possible.  The exhibition opening will take place Friday, March 26, 2021 on Zoom and follows…

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April 2021

Sea Sick: The Theatre Centre, written and performed by Alanna Mitchell

April 14 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This unique performance unites personal memoir, theatrical presentation, and a scientific deep dive. Mitchell, a science journalist whose research on human impacts on the ocean’s chemistry led to many unexpected adventures, has created a lecture-cum-performance that diagnoses the state of the seas.

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July 2021

A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

July 28 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exhibition celebrating work by groundbreaking African American artist Gordon Parks, who used his camera to confront racism and also represent creativity and endurance. IMAGE: Gordon Parks (U.S.A., 1912–2006), Emerging Man, 1952. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of and © The Gordon Parks Foundation. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University

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April 2022

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

April 6, 2022 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigate issues of identity, social justice, and humanity’s changing relationship with nature. 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-Mon, 11am – 5pm, Thurs until 8pm. CLOSED TUES

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