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September 2018

Public Tour: Painting Nature in the American Gilded Age

September 20 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Tour: Painting Nature in the American Gilded Age Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30pm Drawing from the Cantor’s permanent collection, this exhibition considers how nature was depicted by American artists from the 1880s to 1910, an era of unprecedented industrialization and urban development. Through landscapes, portraits, and still lifes, the exhibition highlights the importance of nature for artists and the public, both of whom increasingly were affected by machines, cities, and crowds.

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Charles Lloyd and the Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams

September 21 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Honored for his contributions to jazz worldwide, including awards from the Monterey Jazz Festival and the National Endowment for the Arts, saxophonist Charles Lloyd brings his 80th birthday celebration to the Bing. Lloyd’s shows, “full of momentum and intuition, perfectly represent that the best jazz needs to be experienced live,” said the New York Times. At the Bing, singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams, whose work embraces folk, country, rock, and blues, joins Lloyd and his group, the Marvels.

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Public Tour: Painting Nature in the American Gilded Age

September 22 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Tour: Painting Nature in the American Gilded Age Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30pm Drawing from the Cantor’s permanent collection, this exhibition considers how nature was depicted by American artists from the 1880s to 1910, an era of unprecedented industrialization and urban development. Through landscapes, portraits, and still lifes, the exhibition highlights the importance of nature for artists and the public, both of whom increasingly were affected by machines, cities, and crowds.

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Jon Cleary

September 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The piano player and songwriter is one of the great heirs to New Orleans’ world-changing music heritage—an outsider from Kent, England, Cleary has become a beloved personality in his adopted hometown. NPR calls him “pure New Orleans,” and he’s made the city proud with his 2016 Grammy Award for his album GoGo Juice. Jon Cleary has not only ascended into the pantheon of New Orleans musical greats, but established a groove and a style that’s unmistakably his own.

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Public Tour: Painting Nature in the American Gilded Age

September 23 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Public Tour: Painting Nature in the American Gilded Age Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30pm Drawing from the Cantor’s permanent collection, this exhibition considers how nature was depicted by American artists from the 1880s to 1910, an era of unprecedented industrialization and urban development. Through landscapes, portraits, and still lifes, the exhibition highlights the importance of nature for artists and the public, both of whom increasingly were affected by machines, cities, and crowds.

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The Baylor Project

September 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A husband. A wife. An astonishing debut. Two-time Grammy-nominated The Baylor Project is steeped in the heart and soul of jazz. As the children of pastors, Marcus and Jean’s musical roots were planted deep within the church, and it was there that the road was paved for the influence of gospel, blues, soul, and jazz to make its mark. Their debut CD, The Journey, topped the Billboard Jazz Chart and garnered two Grammy Award nominations, solidifying The Baylor Project as an undeniable force.  Join them…

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Case Studies: Damien Hirst’s The Void

September 24 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Focusing on one particular object on view, Case Studies is a series of public conversations between art historians and faculty from other disciplines. Case Studies is the first of several new programs designed to heighten the Cantor’s role as a campus hub for critical inquiry and cross-disciplinary discourse on the visual arts. Damien Hirst’s The VoidDuring fall quarter 2018, Case Studies will be devoted to Damien Hirst’s The Void. Filled with thousands of colorful pills fabricated by the artist, The Void resembles a gigantic, mirrored medicine…

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Wynton Marsalis in Conversation

September 25 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Internationally acclaimed musician, composer, and bandleader Wynton Marsalis is one of America’s most beloved advocates for culture and the arts in public life. He joins Stanford Professor of Education Adam Banks for a conversation about jazz, the relationship between the arts and community, and the irrepressible spirit of New Orleans—that singular blend of civic performance and cultural memory that has sustained the Big Easy through three centuries of adversities and triumphs.

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Cien Años de Alegría: Celebrating Fernando Alegría’s Centennial

September 26 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fernando Alegría (1918-2005), Stanford Professor of Latin American Literature, award-winning novelist, poet, and literary critic, spent much of his life away from his native Chile, living and teaching in the United States. Special screening of Viva Chile M…! The film follows Alegria’s life through his poetry,with testimonials from those who knew him best. Followed by Q & A with the film producer Marcia Campos Free and open to the public but MUST reserve HERE.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

September 26 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spaces with dancers Lil Buck and Jared Grimes  Jazz at Lincoln Center founder/ director Wynton Marsalis conceived his composition Spaces as an “animal ballet,” played by his own Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and starring two extraordinary dancers: Lil Buck, creator of a novel dance vocabulary combining aspects of tap and ballet, and Jared Grimes, a Broadway dance maker and tapper, winner of the 2014 Astaire Award. Noted choreographer Damian Woetzel helped meld dance, music, and bestiary into a seamless,…

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Art21: Art in the 21st Century Season 9 Premiere: Berlin

September 27 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The only series on television in the U.S. to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists, Art in the Twenty-First Century is a Peabody Award-winning biennial program that allows viewers to observe the artists at work, watch as they transform inspiration into art, and hear how they struggle with both the physical and visual challenges of achieving their visions.

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Tord Gustavsen Trio

September 28 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With Sigurd Hole and Jarle Vespestad   For his soon to be released album The Other Side, jazz pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen returns to the piano trio setting, expanding its repertoire with bluesy new compositions and unique arrangements of J.S. Bach chorales and traditional Scandinavian hymns. Joining him are bassist Sigurd Hole and his long-standing collaborator, drummer Jarle Vespestad. The elements of Gustavsen’s work reflects a paradoxical blend of simplicity, quietude, and sensuality built on the hymns of his youth, a…

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Contact Warhol: Photography Without End

September 29 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

See the first public display of images from the Cantor’s remarkable archive of Andy Warhol’s photographic contact sheets, along with other examples of the artist’s iconic work. This exhibition and accompanying catalogue are organized by the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Office of the President, Stanford University. Please be advised that some images in this exhibition may not be appropriate for young viewers. IMAGE: Andy Warhol (U.S.A.,…

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Nick Thune

September 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Comedy Night at the Bing  Nick Thune’s absurdist view and deadpan wit have distinguished his unique style of storytelling mixed with one-liners. The Seattle-born comedian and actor has appeared on The Tonight Show, Conan, and Late Night. He performs comedy to sold out crowds around the world, and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, South By Southwest, Bonnaroo, The Moontower Comedy Festival, The Dublin Comedy Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and many more. Nick has also…

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Nitin Sawhney: A Musical Life

September 29 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Acclaimed artist Nitin Sawhney presents an evening of music and memories featuring Aref Durvesh on tabla and vocalist Eva Stone. From coincidences that are barely explicable by conventional Western thought or logic, to an array of events which include working with some of the world’s most famous artists, A Musical Life is delivered through Sawhney’s unique prism, performance, and perspective of music as a universal language.

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October 2018

Book Launch – Money Well Spent: A Strategic Guide to Smart Philanthropy

October 1 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Co-authors Paul Brest and Hal Harvey sit down with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen to discuss the new second edition of Money Well Spent: A Strategic Guide to Smart Philanthropy. Philanthropy is a booming business, with hundreds of billions of dollars committed to the social sector each year. Money Well Spent, an award-winning guide on how to structure philanthropy so that it really makes a difference, offers a comprehensive and crucial resource for individual donors, foundations, non-profits, and scholars who focus on and…

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Designing Your Personal Thrive Map: How to Pursue A Lifetime of Entrepreneurship

October 1 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join STVP for “Designing Your Personal Thrive Map: How to Pursue A Lifetime of Entrepreneurship,” led by global entrepreneurial marketing expert, Victoria Woo. Dinner, refreshments and networking to follow. Free and open to the Stanford community. Reserve your seat at bit.ly/STVPsparks. Victoria Woo is the founder of Human Catalyst, Chief Thriving Officer at Kissaah and a lecturer in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford. Woo has broad experience in start-ups, global marketing, business development and executive education. She…

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Presence: The 5th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

October 2 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History presents Presence, The 5th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, on view in the Stanford Art Gallery from October 2 through December 2, 2018, with a reception on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 5-7 PM. The extraordinary creativity found throughout the Stanford student body can be witnessed once again in our fifth annual juried exhibition. The works of art in this exhibit come from across campus, from students studying in a wide range of fields and from recent…

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Maureen Fan: The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

October 3 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

Join us for a conversation with Maureen Fan, co-founder and CEO at Baobab Studios, an Emmy-award winning virtual reality animation studio. Before Baobab Studios, Fan held several senior production and project management roles, including VP of Games at Zynga. With interests in film, gaming and the consumer web, she’s been named one of The Most Creative People of the Year by Ad Age. Fan graduated from Stanford with an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in computer science, art and psychology, and from…

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St. Lawrence String Quartet: Concert for the Community

October 3 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The St. Lawrence String Quartet presents its annual Concert for the Community, offered free of charge to local school children, teachers, and their families. | Presented by the Friends of Music at Stanford in partnership with the Department of Music.

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The Puck Quartet

October 3 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Puck Quartet premieres the work of three Stanford student composers. Drawing inspiration from their mischievous Shakespearean namesake, the Puck Quartet seeks to bring a capricious spirit and evocative language to music. Formed by chance in 2013 at Purchase College Conservatory of Music, they discovered a shared passion and sense of humor in their approach to chamber music and have been performing together ever since. Lily Holgate, violinKenneth Trotter, violinKatharine Dryden, violaLiam Veuve, cello

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Robert Huw Morgan, Organ

October 3 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Robert Huw Morgan will perform a recital of works based on plainchant from pre-Reformation England to present-day Paris. He will play on the Fisk-Nanney and Murray Harris organs, as well as the Hupalo and Repasky Tudor organ. Dr. 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…

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Art21: Art in the 21st Century Season 9 Premiere: San Francisco Bay Area

October 4 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The only series on television in the U.S. to focus exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists, Art in the Twenty-First Century is a Peabody Award-winning biennial program that allows viewers to observe the artists at work, watch as they transform inspiration into art, and hear how they struggle with both the physical and visual challenges of achieving their visions.

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Pegasus Stanford Physician Writers: What is it REALLY Like? Life After Medical School

October 4 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Readings by members of the Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford about what life is really like after medical school. 

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Dystopian Dream

October 4 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Nitin Sawhney, Sébastien Ramirez, and Honji Wang  A Sadler’s Wells London Production The U.S. premiere of Dystopian Dream, a theatrical realization of a concept originated by composer Nitin Sawhney, is a collaboration with international hip-hop duo Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez. Uniting Wang Ramirez’s extremely physical dance language with Sawhney’s iconic music and singer Eva Stone, the production will take the audience on a journey through parallel universes and unreal dreams. Featuring animated projections by Nick Hillel, costumes by Hussein…

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