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July 2018

SRT Film Festival: Cacoyannis’ Trojan Women

July 16 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Repertory Theater’s 20th anniversary season, Nevertheless They Persisted, features a six-week Monday night film festival, free and open to the public. Professor of Classics and Archaeology Katarina Zacharia (Loyola-Marymount University) will respond to our second film, Michael Cacoyannis’ Trojan Women (1971), starring Katharine Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave.

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Image—Script

July 17 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History in conjunction with the Guangdong Museum of Art, presents, Image—Script, on view July 17 – August 26, 2018 with a reception on Thursday, July 19, 5-7pm, and gallery talk by the curator at 6pm. This exhibiton, including project faculty director Xiaoze Xie, and curator Lu Zihua, features selected works from the video collection of the Guangdong Museum of Art. Artists include Cai Hui, Cao Fei, Huang Xiaopeng, Jiang Zhi, Liang Juhui, Ou Ning, Wang Shaoqiang, Zhou Tao. Based on…

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Opening Reception | Image—Script

July 19 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History in conjunction with the Guangdong Museum of Art, presents, Image—Script, on view July 17 – August 26, 2018 with a reception on Thursday, July 19, 5-7pm, and gallery talk by the curator at 6pm. This exhibiton, including project faculty director Xiaoze Xie, and curator Lu Zihua, features selected works from the video collection of the Guangdong Museum of Art. Artists include Cai Hui, Cao Fei, Huang Xiaopeng, Jiang Zhi, Liang Juhui, Ou Ning, Wang Shaoqiang, Zhou Tao. Based on…

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Stanford Summer Human Rights Series: Stink!

July 19 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Film Stink! is a first-person story about one father’s absurd journey to find out what kinds of chemicals are hidden in a pair of his kid’s pajamas. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe—by design. Stink! takes you on a madcap journey from the retailer to the laboratory, through corporate boardrooms, down back alleys and…

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SRT Film Festival: Cacoyannis’ Iphigenia

July 23 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Repertory Theater’s 20th anniversary season, Nevertheless They Persisted, features a six-week Monday night film festival, free and open to the public. Professor of Classics and Archaeology Katarina Zacharia (Loyola-Marymount University) will respond to our third film, Michael Cacoyannis’ Iphigenia (1977).

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Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now

July 24 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History, presents Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now, on view July 24 through August 26, 2018 with a reception on Thursday, July 26, from 4-6pm. Curated by Jonathan Calm, this exhibit is a showcase of work by seven Bay Area photographers who also teach photography at various schools in the region. Two photographs by each artist were selected to display a sample of their respective visions, to reveal a significant connectivity – ranging from kindred…

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墨境 Ink Worlds: Gallery Talk Series

July 25 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Ellen Huang, Curatorial Fellow for Asian Art, gives an overview of the exhibition Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, which considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials, and themes. In so doing, the exhibition addresses not only the capacity of ink painting to evolve but also the contemporary nature of ink painting as a distinct…

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Opening Reception | Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now

July 26 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History, presents Academic Practice: Bay Area Photography Now, on view July 24 through August 26, 2018 with a reception on Thursday, July 26, from 4-6pm. Curated by Jonathan Calm, this exhibit is a showcase of work by seven Bay Area photographers who also teach photography at various schools in the region. Two photographs by each artist were selected to display a sample of their respective visions, to reveal a significant connectivity – ranging from kindred…

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Film Screening: Eva Hesse

July 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Artists such as Dan Graham, Richard Serra, Nancy Holt, Carl Andre, Robert and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Eva’s husband Tom Doyle and her friend, writer Lucy Lippard speak candidly and with great passion about the 60’s, Eva’s work and her life. In addition, Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate Museums and Whitney curator Elisabeth Sussman have added their views on Hesse’s work and legacy. Hesse’s journals and correspondence provides much of the guiding narration.

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Film Screening: Eva Hesse

July 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Artists such as Dan Graham, Richard Serra, Nancy Holt, Carl Andre, Robert and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Eva’s husband Tom Doyle and her friend, writer Lucy Lippard speak candidly and with great passion about the 60’s, Eva’s work and her life. In addition, Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate Museums and Whitney curator Elisabeth Sussman have added their views on Hesse’s work and legacy. Hesse’s journals and correspondence provides much of the guiding narration.

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I Will Survive: Profiles in Courage

July 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Pegasus Physician Writers honor Rebecca Hall, Stanford class of 2007, Metastatic Breast Cancer patient and advocate for funding, research, and awareness of MBC. Founding member and Medicine & the Muse director Audrey Shafer, MD will moderate readings of works by Rebecca Hall; Jessica Tekla Les, MD; Paige Qin, fifth-year medical student; Lara Prior-Palmer, 2018 Irvin D. Yalom Literary Award winner; and Jacqueline Genovese, MA, MFA and assistant director of Medicine & the Muse. 

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I Will Survive: Profiles in Courage

July 26 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Pegasus Physician Writers will honor Rebecca Hall for her many contributions with a number of special readings curated by founding member Dr. Audrey Shafer. 

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Stanford Summer Human Rights Series: Trashed

July 26 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Film The film presents Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons on a world tour as he discovers the pressing issues surrounding waste and sustainability. The beauty of our planet from space forms a violent contrast to the scenes of human detritus across the globe. Vast landscapes in China are covered in tons of rubbish. The wide waters of the Ciliwung River in Indonesia are now barely visible under a never-ending tide of plastic. Children swim among leaking bags; mothers wash…

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Nevertheless They Persisted: Euripides’ Hecuba/Helen

July 26 8:00 pm - 9:55 pm

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, Stanford Repertory Theater proudly presents Nevertheless They Persisted, featuring a new adaptation of Euripides’ Hecuba and Helen, directed by SRT Artistic Director Rush Rehm. Joined together for the first time, and presented in one evening, Hecuba/Helen focuses on two mythic women who seize control of their destinies in startling ways. The ancient plays speak across the centuries, making for both a searingly tragic and memorably comic theater experience.

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Stanford Summer Orchestra

July 27 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The 2018 Stanford Summer Orchestra, led by Paul Phillips, the Gretchen B. Kimball Director of Orchestral Studies, will make their annual appearance at Bing Concert Hall July 27th. The Summer Orchestra’s roster includes Stanford students and community members. The featured violin soloist is Stanford Symphony Orchestra 2018 Concerto Competition winner Aditya Chander. Program Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26, No. 7 Chausson: Poème, Op. 25Aditya Chander, violin soloist Grieg: Norwegian Dances, Op. 35                                Borodin:…

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SRT Film Festival: von Trotta’s Katherina Blum

July 30 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Repertory Theater’s 20th anniversary season, Nevertheless They Persisted, features a six-week Monday night film festival, free and open to the public. Stanford Professor of German Studies and Theater & Performance Studies Matthew Wilson Smith responds to our fourth film, Margarethe von Trotta’s The Lost Honor of Katherina Blum (1975).

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August 2018

Robert Huw Morgan, Organ

August 1 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. Robert Huw Morgan will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Morgan is the University Organist at Stanford University, a position he has held since 1999. A native of Wales, he received his BA and MA from Cambridge University and in 1989 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. Between 1985 and 1988, he was an Organ Scholar at St. John’s College, Cambridge University, where his duties included playing the organ for the daily services in the College…

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Stanford Summer Human Rights Series: Tomorrow

August 2 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Film In 2012, Nature published a study led by more than twenty researchers from the top scientific institutions in the world predicting that humankind could disappear between 2040 and 2100. It also said that it could be avoided by drastically changing our way of life and take appropriate measures. French actress and director Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) and activist Cyril Dion decided to travel the world in search of solutions that can help save the next generations. The…

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Gallery Talk: Gawain Weaver “The Preservation of Archival Photographic Materials”

August 3 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This talk focuses on the preservation of photographic materials, particularly as it pertains to archives of 20th century negative and print materials such as the black and white negatives that form the basis of the We Shot the War: Overseas Weekly in Vietnam exhibition. Gawain will discuss what these photographs are made from, how they deteriorate, how they are preserved at the collection level, as well as conservation treatments to save individual images. The role of digitization will also be…

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SRT Film Festival: von Trotta’s Marianne and Juliane

August 6 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Repertory Theater’s 20th anniversary season, Nevertheless They Persisted, features a six-week Monday night film festival, free and open to the public. Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and Classics and SRT Artistic Director Rush Rehm will respond to our fifth film, Margarethe von Trotta’s Marianne and Juliane (1981), a fictionalized account of Gudrun Esslin of the Baader-Meinhoff gang.

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Stanford Summer Chorus: A Matter of Life and Death

August 10 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Stanford Summer Chorus, directed by Rafael Ornes, is a non-auditioned community chorus sponsored by the Stanford Department of Music. Membership is open to everyone; singers typically come from all corners of the Bay Area, and from all age groups and ability levels. This year’s program, “A Matter of Life and Death,” will feature Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living (2013) and other choral works by Beethoven, Dello Joio, and Tin that touch on similar themes, along with pieces for small ensemble.

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SRT Film Festival: von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt

August 13 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Stanford Repertory Theater’s 20th anniversary season, Nevertheless They Persisted, features a six-week Monday night film festival, free and open to the public. Stanford Theater & Performance Studies Chair and Professor Branislav Jakovljevic responds to our sixth and final film, Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt (2012).

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SGS Summer Film Festival: The Summer of La Boyita

August 15 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In The Summer of La Boyita, directed by Julia Solomonoff (Argentina, 2009), young Jorgelina feels estranged from her boy-crazy older sister, who has entered adolescence and doesn’t want to hang around with little kids anymore. Finding refuge in their Boyita camper-van, Jorgelina travels with her father to the countryside, where her lifelong playmate Mario is undergoing some unexpected changes of his own. Click here to view trailer. The film will be followed by Q&A discussion with Héctor Hoyos, Division of…

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SGS Summer Film Festival: A Season in France

August 22 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Directed by Mahamat Saleh Haroun (France, 2017) Q&A with Rebecca Wall, Department of History, Stanford University Abbas has fled the war-torn Central African Republic with his two children to live in France, where he awaits political asylum. A French woman falls in love with him. When Abbas’ application is rejected, they face a crucial decision. View trailer. This film is part of the annual Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival running most Wednesdays from June 13 to September 12. This year’s…

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Art & Yoga

August 30 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This -event begins with a fifty-minute Vinyasa Yoga Flow class that takes place on the grass lawn between the Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection at Stanford. Following the class, a tour of the Anderson Collection will take place throughout the galleries. Participants should have some prior yoga experience and come prepared with a yoga mat. Yoga attire is recommended. Lockers are available inside the museum for items to be stored prior to gallery tour.

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