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May 2019

Somatic Fix: The 2019 Senior Exhibition

May 28 12:00 am

Somatic Fix presents the work of a dozen graduating art practice students. The title takes inspiration from somatics, a term within movement studies and dance that foregrounds internal physical perception and sensory experience over external observation and evaluation by others. Working in painting, photography, sculpture, video, and digital media, this exhibition celebrates the culmination of their undergraduate studies.  Polly Capps’s work is an experiment in technique. Combining study of past masters and inspiration from contemporary artists, her religious paintings bring…

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June 2019

Trading Faces: Aspects of a 20th-century Northwest Coast Collection

June 1 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

In Trading Faces: A 20th-century Northwest Coast Collection, exploration of carvings, prints, paintings, and other items from Canada and Alaska reveal tension between category and significance as indigenous creations circulate in a Westernized art market. Artists, collectors, institutions, and the objects themselves shape how we appreciate these modern and contemporary pieces. Admission Info Free and open to the public.

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Traversing China’s Multiethnic Passage: Jingui Zhang’s Solo Art

June 6 12:00 am

In the vast multiethnic land of southwest China, there reside many minority groups. The renowned Chinese sociologist Fei Xiaotong called the intersections between Sichuan, Yunnan, and Tibet China’s “ethnic passage,” which is home to a multitude of non-Han groups such as the Qiang, Yi, and the Tibetans. Mr. Jingui Zhang, a graduate of Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, also a native of Sichuan, has devoted over thirty years in studying and artistically depicting the multiethnic cultural heritages of this unique…

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Meet the Makers Spring 2019

June 7 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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

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September 2019

The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford

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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Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

September 29 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 the Gaze is organized…

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