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August 2019

THOMAS SCHULTZ SUMMER PIANO SEMINAR: Seminar Participants Concerts

August 23 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Seminar participants perform works they have studied during the piano seminar. Friday programJihee An, Nathan Cheung, Aimee Mengyuan Li, Adrian Liu, Kevin Sun, Eric Tran, and Aaron Wilk perform music of Messiaen, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Na. Saturday programJihee An, Nathan Cheung, Aimee Mengyuan Li, Adrian Liu, Kevin Sun, Eric Tran, and Aaron Wilk perform music of Schubert, Brahms, Messiaen, Rzewski, Beethoven, and Wolpe. Admission Info Free | Registration is optional.

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Public Tour | Memorial Church

August 25 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Stone carvings, mosaics, and stained glass make Stanford Memorial Church the University’s architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West. Meet at the church entrance in the Main Quad Public Tours: Fridays at 1 pm and last Sunday of the month at 11:30 am Request a private tour from Mon-Thurs 9 am-12 pm, 1 pm- 5 pm. Subject to availability. Admission Info Public tours do not require a reservation…

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September 2019

Public Tour | Memorial Church

September 1 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Stone carvings, mosaics, and stained glass make Stanford Memorial Church the University’s architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West. Meet at the church entrance in the Main Quad Public Tours: Fridays at 1 pm and last Sunday of the month at 11:30 am Request a private tour from Mon-Thurs 9 am-12 pm, 1 pm- 5 pm. Subject to availability. Admission Info Public tours do not require a reservation…

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Exhibition: Jim Campbell

September 5 12:00 am

Jim Campbell primarily utilizes LEDs to translate time-based subjects—scenes of jostling crowds, found home movies, and the rhythmic movements of nature, such as waves and clouds—into blurred or gridded forms that test the limits of perception. In its abstract orientation and encouragement of extended contemplation, Campbell’s art shares much with other works in the vibrant, light-filled, and expansive galleries in the Anderson Collection.

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Health Improvement Program (HIP) Registration Opens

September 10 12:00 am

Fall registration opens at 9 a.m. BeWell participants who have taken the 2019 SHALA are eligible for two, discounted Fitness classes. All Fitness and Healthy Living classes are Berry-eligible, and several Healthy Living classes are available as an Engagement option. HealthySteps to Wellness participants earn 50 points for participating in a class. Healthy Living classes are open to everyone, and Fitness classes are open to Stanford University faculty, staff, benefits-eligible family members (over age 18), retirees, benefits-eligible postdocs, SHC and…

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Public Tour | Outdoor Sculpture Walk, Museum

September 15 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn from a trained docent as you walk among the diverse collection of outdoor sculpture surrounding the Cantor Art Center. Meet at the entrance to the museum. Public Tours: Third Sunday of each month at 11:30 am, rain or shine Admission Info Tours do not require a reservation and are free of charge.

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Public Tour | Papua New Guinea Sculpture Walk

September 15 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Created on-site at Stanford by artists from Papua New Guinea, the garden contains wood and stone carvings of people, animals, and magical beings that illustrate clan stories and creation myths. Meet on the corner of Santa Teresa and Lomita Drive. Public Tours: Third Sunday of each month at 2 pm, rain or shine. Admission Info Tours do not require a reservation and are free of charge.

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The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford. A Mark Dion Project

September 18 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

We’re underway! After a year of preparation, the work for artist Mark Dion’s The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death and Mourning at Stanford has begun in the Stanford Family Galleries on our first floor. For now, the doors to the Stanford Family Galleries are closed while the installation is in progress. We invite you to follow along with updates that will be posted on Facebook and Instagram and to join us for this spectacular exhibition opening September 18. When Leland Stanford…

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Exhibition: Left of Center

September 20 12:00 am

Left of Center: Five Years of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University celebrates the fifth anniversary of the museum and demonstrates the distinct relationship between artists in the permanent collection and the American West. This exhibit seeks to show how modes of art-making that originated on the West Coast decisively changed the topography of American modernism. It also celebrates the care and attention that went into assembling the Anderson Collection, as well as its stunning breadth. Curated by graduate students…

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5th Anniversary Celebration at the Anderson Collection!

September 21 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Anderson Collection museum is excited to celebrate five years at Stanford University and we want to party with YOU! Join us for a day-long anniversary celebration featuring live music, pop-up curator talks, art making, treats, and much more. FREE, no registration required, just show up.

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West x Southwest: Edward Weston and Ansel Adams

September 26 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore landscapes, still lifes, nudes, and portraits created by Edward Weston in Mexico and Ansel Adams the American Southwest.  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 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Mon, 11am – 5pm, Thurs until 8pm. CLOSED TUES

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Art and Social Justice Film Series: The Desert of Forbidden Art

September 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

documentary film series at the Anderson Collectionwith CAW (Camera as Witness) Program/UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival)  The Desert of Forbidden Art During the era of Soviet rule, artists who stay true to their vision are executed, sent to mental hospitals, or to Gulags. Their plight inspires young Igor Savitsky who pretends to buy state-approved art. Instead he daringly rescues 40,000 forbidden works by fellow artists and creates a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan, far from the watchful eyes…

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Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

September 29 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Now extended through February 2.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…

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Sundays with the St. Lawrence

September 29 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

A cultural cornerstone of Stanford, the world-acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet continues its fabled partnership with the University, directing the music department’s Chamber Music Program, concertizing at Stanford Live, hosting a popular summer seminar, and running the Emerging String Quartet Program.

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October 2019

Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)

October 3 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

By Bryce Dessner Marking 30 years since the death of groundbreaking photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, composer/conductor Bryce Dessner (The National) brings us Triptych (Eyes of One on Another), a powerful work that explores the origins and impact of Mapplethorpe’s controversial photography. Created with librettist Korde Arrington Tuttle and director Kaneza Schaal in collaboration with the vocal group Roomful of Teeth and an eight-player ensemble, Triptych includes music, projections of Mapplethorpe’s images, and poetry.

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From the Middle Kingdom to the Wild West

October 6 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai  2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Transcon-tinental Railroad across the U.S. From 1862-1869 some 20,000 Chinese laborers, the vast majority of workers, built the rail line through the Sierra Nevada and across the Nevada and Utah deserts, enduring terrible extremes of winter and summer and other brutal working conditions. In commemoration, the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University and the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music…

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Public Tour | West x Southwest: Edward Weston and Ansel Adams

October 10 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Tour | West x Southwest: Edward Weston and Ansel Adams Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30pm 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), Oceano, 1936. Gelatin silver print. © Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University  Admission Info Tours do…

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Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?

October 10 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata  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. This season, dive into Beethoven’s riveting Appassionata piano sonata, issues around censorship and the songs of Cole Porter,…

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Public Tour | Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

October 11 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Public Tour | Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2:30pm 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…

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Gravity & Other Myths

October 11 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Backbone  Backbone, the title of this Australian circus’s latest outing, is one of the things it takes to be a performer. Maybe it’s mental, maybe it’s physical, or maybe it’s both. The backbone in this group of 10 is shared as much as singular, making all things possible, and even some things that don’t seem so. Expect a human extravaganza of grace, humor, and feats that will leave you speechless.

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Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble

October 13 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Max Richter’s contemporary composi-tions have been described as “exquisite, ravishing, and bewitching” exemplars of neoclassicism. His music has brought down concert halls around the world and has been embraced by the film community—his remake of Vivaldi’s “Spring” is the ear-catching intro to the Netflix hit show Chef’s Table.InRichter’s visit to the Bing with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, they’ll present “The Blue Notebooks,” a work that draws deeply from the 2003 Iraq invasion, and “Infra,” inspired by T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland.”

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Brad Mehldau & Ian Bostridge

October 16 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Folly of Desire  Calling jazz pianist, arranger and composer Brad Mehldau eclectic is an understatement. Trained at the New School and influenced by McCoy Tyner’s piano jazz, Mehldau has done it all: he has his own trio, created art songs for Renée Fleming, riffed on show tunes, and even delved into German lieder. Join us at the Bing to experience Mehldau’s new song cycle The Folly of Desire, created with tenor Ian Bostridge. The evening’s program will also include…

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Chucho Valdés

October 18 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jazz Batá  One of the most important exponents of Afro-Cuban jazz, Chucho Valdés is spending his 70s touring the world. His father, famed pianist and bandleader Bebo Valdés, left Cuba in 1960. Father and son had little contact until shortly before Bebo’s death at age 94 in Stockholm. Valdés’ album, Jazz Batá 2, features piano and batá, an hourglass-shaped Yoruban drum, and a song called “100 years of Bebo”—a salute to Chucho’s father’s centenary this year.

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Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concert

October 23 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Steve Reich “Daniel Variations” & “Different Trains”  This annual concert honors the life and memory of Stanford alumnus Daniel Pearl, the violin-playing Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in 2002. The program will feature Steve Reich’s “Daniel Variations,” which quotes the Book of Daniel as well as Pearl himself, as well as the Grammy winning “Different Trains,” a work that reflects on the plight of the European Jewish community during World War II.

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AI Ethics, Policy, and Governance

October 28 12:00 am

HAI’s October 28-29 conference on AI Ethics, Policy, and Governance at Stanford University will convene experts and leaders from academia, industry, civil society, and government to explore critical and emerging issues related to understanding and guiding AI’s human and societal impact. Through plenary discussions, breakout sessions, and workshops we will explore the latest research, delve into case studies, illuminate best practices, and build a global community of research, policy, and practice committed to ensuring that AI benefits humanity.  Questions to…

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