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January 2019

Michael Richards: Winged

January 22 12:00 am

The Department of Art & Art History presents Michael Richards: Winged, a solo exhibition of sculpture and drawing dedicated to the late artist Michael Richards (1963–2001). The exhibition, curated by Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin, is on view at the Stanford Art Gallery from January 22 through March 24, 2019, with a reception on Thursday, January 24, 5–7pm, and an academic symposium on Friday, February 8. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Michael Richards was working in his studio…

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Scholars Select: Special Collections in Action

January 22 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

An exhibition of rare books, manuscripts, and objects selected by faculty to celebrate the 2019 Green Library centennial.  

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Modern Chinese Political Posters

January 24 12:00 am

This exhibition, co-sponsored by the East Asia Library, the Hoover Institution, and the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center, features examples of Chinese political posters from the mid-twentieth century.  The opening of this exhibition will coincide with a two-day symposium on the role of art and media in Chinese politics, also held at the East Asia Library, entitled History, Images, and Politics in the PRC: An International Workshop.

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Arts Hackathon 2019 Presentations

January 28 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Responding to a prompt co-created by our hackathon partners, teams  will explore new opportunities for audience engagement. Presented in partnership with San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, and Stanford Live.

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February 2019

Easy to Love: The Annual First-Year MFA Exhibition

February 5 12:00 am

Five dynamic artists from Stanford’s MFA program in Art Practice join forces for the first time to present an exhibition of their latest work. Brett Amory, Mad Luellen, Stuart Robertson, Hannah Subotnick, and Shirin Towfiq comb the near and far shores of an ocean laden with metaphor. Their works hug the line between the difficult and the lighthearted and tackle themes environmental and urban, intergenerational and intercultural, of everyday processes gone awry and the sheer joy of making it happen.…

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Richard Serra’s Sequence Returns

February 6 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sometimes a work of art leaves both metaphorical and physical marks, causing us to consider the physical space it occupied, as well as its impact, long after it’s gone. Such is the case with Richard Serra’s massive steel sculpture Sequence (2006), one of the distinguished artist’s greatest achievements. On loan and housed from 2011 to 2015 outdoors, near the Cantor’s North Lawn, Sequence literally left behind its footprint, reminding visitors where all 235 tons of it once stood. And now, after being indoors at SFMOMA for the past several years, Sequence is returning to the Cantor…

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Josiah McElheny: Island Universe

February 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bringing artist Josiah McElheny’s Island Universe to the Cantor is a rare opportunity to examine both cutting-edge art and physics. The monumental installation of five hanging chandeliers is a visual response to recent theories of the multiverse, an elaboration of the Big Bang theory. The installation is both visually stunning and carefully constructed according to measurements that map the history of time.

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STRAY: A GRAPHIC TONE

February 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Artist Shannon Ebner’s work is part of an ongoing, multimedia, and genre-defying project that began in 2016. Comprised of audio recordings, photographs, and literary components, Ebner’s STRAY investigates the ways in which objects and language can shift away from their intended uses, creating new meanings in the process. Through examining these limits, she explores the role of the artist in the act of creation. IMAGE: Shannon Ebner (U.S.A. b. 1971), STRAY*, 2017. 2 parts, each 48 x 36 in; 2 Audio-Tracks: 00:15…

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Kerry Tribe: The Elusive Word

February 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

During her residency on campus, as a guest of the Stanford Arts Institute, Tribe will teach two courses, one during the winter quarter titled Art in the Age of Neuroscienceand the other during the spring quarter titled Practice and Critique. Tribe’s films and installations have been exhibited widely including at MoMA, Tate Modern, and, most recently, they were the subject of a solo exhibition at SFMoMA. This exhibition is organized by the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Lynn…

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The Medium Is the Message: Art since 1950

February 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

It is the medium that shapes and controls the scale and form of human association and action. —Marshall McLuhan, “The Medium Is the Message” Using works created since 1950, this exhibition explores the relationship between subject, content, and the materials that informed each object’s production.  The exhibition is divided into three broad categories that explore the notion of “medium” in its various contexts: a means of communication, the materials from which an art object is created, and a mediating apparatus…

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March 2019

CCRMA Open House 2019

March 1 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) would like to invite you to our annual Open House. Please join us for demonstrations, lectures, performances, and posters that present some of our latest research projects (speakers and topics TBA). Throughout the day, there will be a range of hands-on exhibits and opportunities to discuss the various research interests of students, faculty, and staff. Whether it’s virtual acoustics, ambisonic applications for new microphone and speaker arrays, music cognition,…

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Josiah McElheny in Conversation

March 2 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Island Universe creator Josiah McElheny will be in conversation with David Weinberg, distinguished university professor, and chair of the Department of Astronomy at Ohio State University. McElheny collaborated with Weinberg to make the necessary calculations and conceptualize his installation’s forms.

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Artist Lonnie Holley: Conversation and Concert

March 8 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Contemporary artist and musician Lonnie Holley will be in conversation with the Cantor’s assistant curator of American art, Aleesa Alexander, and perform selections from his new album, MITH, live in concert. Registration required, please check back to register for this free event.  Image credit: Tamir Kalifa

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April 2019

Survivor Love Letter Project

April 1 12:00 am

The #SurvivorLoveLetter mural is a physical prayer to remind every survivor that not only are you believed, not only are you supported; you are loved. This project was started by artist Tani Ikeda as a way to share messages of self-love and to honor survivors of sexual assault, while facilitating conversation about how survivors are healing themselves and their communities. For one week, artists from the Survivor Love Letter Project will be in residence with IDA to facilitate the co-creation…

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May 2019

48th Annual Stanford Powwow and Art Market

May 10 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

A celebration of Native American cultures including dance and music with more than 100 artist, food and information booth vendors. Booth vendors will begin opening mid-morning and Intertribal and competition dancing continues 7:00pm-11:00pm on Friday, Noon-10:00pm on Saturday, and Noon-6:00pm on Sunday. The 23rd Annual Stanford Powwow Fun Run/Walk will take place at 8:00am on Saturday, May 11.  These outdoor events will continue “rain or shine!”

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48th Annual Stanford Powwow and Art Market

May 11 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

A celebration of Native American cultures including dance and music with more than 100 artist, food and information booth vendors. Booth vendors will begin opening by mid-morning and Intertribal and competition dancing continues 7:00pm-10:00pm on Friday, Noon-10:00pm on Saturday, and Noon-6:00pm on Sunday. The 23rdd Annual Stanford Powwow Fun Run/Walk will take place at 8:00am on Saturday, May 11.  These outdoor events will continue “rain or shine!”

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48th Annual Stanford Powwow and Art Market

May 12 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A celebration of Native American cultures including dance and music with more than 100 artist, food and information booth vendors. Booth vendors will begin opening by 5:00pm and Intertribal and competition dancing continues 7:00pm-11:00pm on Friday, Noon-10:00pm on Saturday, and Noon-6:00pm on Sunday. The 23rd Annual Stanford Powwow Fun Run/Walk will take place at 8:00am on Saturday, May 11.  These outdoor events will continue “rain or shine!”

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September 2019

Mark Dion: Artist in Residence

September 18 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

When Leland Stanford Jr. died unexpectedly just before his 16th birthday, he had already established himself as a dedicated collector who showed extraordinary curiosity about the world. The museum, founded 125 years ago in conjunction with the opening of the university that bears his name, was to provide education and serve as a reminder of young Leland’s enthusiasm for collecting.  To celebrate this milestone anniversary, the Cantor Arts Center has invited Mark Dion, known for his work on the history…

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