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August 2019

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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SGS Summer Film Festival: Tommorow (Demain)

September 4 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Directed by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent (France, 2015) Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. View the trailer. This film is part of the annual Stanford Global Studies Summer Film Festival running most Wednesdays from June 19 to September 4. This year’s festival features 10 films from around the world that focus on the theme “Earth: Habitat for All.” 

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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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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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October 2019

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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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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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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Art and Social Justice Film Series: Portrait of Wally

October 31 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm

documentary film series at the Anderson Collectionwith CAW (Camera as Witness) Program/UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival)  Portrait of Wally Portrait of Wally, Egon Schiele’s tender picture of his mistress, Walburga (“Wally”) Neuzil, is the pride of the Leopold Museum in Vienna. But for thirteen years the painting was locked up in New York, caught in a legal battle between the Austrian museum and the Jewish family from whom the Nazis seized the painting in 1939. The film traces the…

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November 2019

CBD 2019: Body Mapping Workshop with Cari Costanzo, PhD

November 2 9:45 am - 11:15 am

Body Mapping is a creative tool that combines self-reflection with artistic expression to develop a visual ‘map’ of one’s life story. In this workshop, a partner will trace an outline of your body onto a life-size canvas or paper. Guided by a meditation designed to honor your past, present, and future, you will use paint, photos, words, collage and other materials to represent visually the central embodied experiences of your life. This unique Body Mapping workshop utilizes an anthropological lens,…

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December 2019

Hell’s Fury

December 6 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Hollywood Songbook  Composer Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) was born in Austria. As a Jewish Marxist, he was exiled by the Nazis in 1938 and found himself in America where he became a storied Hollywood film composer. He also wrote lieder with lyrics based on the works of his friend Bertolt Brecht, Goethe and Shakespeare. Eisler’s Hollywood Songbook, to be performed at Stanford Live by baritone Russell Braun and pianist Serouj Kradjian, was hailed as a masterly song cycle of exile.…

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Art and Social Justice Film Series: Waste Land

December 26 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

documentary film series at the Anderson Collectionwith CAW (Camera as Witness) Program/UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) Waste Land Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of catadores—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images…

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January 2020

NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic

January 31, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

with Bomsori Kim, violin  Acclaimed violin virtuoso Bomsori Kim joins Poland’s NFM (National Forum of Music) Wroclaw Philharmonic under the baton of Giancarlo Guerrero. The Wroclaw Philharmonic has a long history with storied composers, having hosted Brahms, Mahler, and Wagner in years past. In addition to the classical repertoire, the orchestra performs Polish music, jazz, and music of the avant-garde.

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February 2020

Vladimir Feltsman

February 5, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Russian Experiment: From Mystical to Avant-Garde  Russian pianist Vladimir Feltsman, born in 1952, made his professional debut with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra at 11. Beginning in 1979, as he fought for eight years for an exit visa from the Soviet Union, he was banned from public performance. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1987.  In The Russian Experiment, Feltsman plays works by dissident composers of his homeland, from Alexander Scriabin to the forgotten composers that Scriabin influenced.

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Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

February 7, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A chance encounter brought them together: the brilliant fiddler and blue-grass virtuoso Rhiannon Giddens, and Italian jazz piano and percussion master Francesco Turrisi. After meeting in Italy, they found they shared folk traditions reaching back to American minstrelsy and the Sicilian tarantella—and even farther, to Africa and the Middle East. Now, Giddens and Turrisi explore their cultural crossovers in this vivacious concert at the Bing.

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Rite of Spring

February 21, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Yang Liping  Chinese dance legend and renowned choreographer Yang Liping—a 2018 judge on So You Think You Can Dance: China—brings her stunning reimagining of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring to Stanford. A product of her native Chinese culture intermingled with the Tibetan concept of nature and life, Liping’s Rite of Spring spins an abstract legend of the path of salvation embodied by the sacrificial peacock. Through spectacular set design and exquisite costumes, the production creates a distinctive universe where time, space, and life coexist in endless…

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March 2020

Gagaku Ensemble Concert

March 3, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A Gagaku Ensemble of 17 performers will perform ancient Japanese classical music with strings, winds, percussion, and dances intended for the Imperial Court.

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Michael Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Ensemble

March 4, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Israeli conductor/pianist Daniel Barenboim, together with his friend, Palestinian author/scholar Edward Said, founded the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra in 1999 to bring Arab and Israeli musicians together as a literal example of harmony in light of the political conflicts that continue to divide the Middle East. In the orchestra’s 20th year, Daniel’s son—violinist Michael Barenboim—formed the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble, a group drawn from the larger orchestra to provide a chamber group that would extend the orchestra’s reach and message around the…

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April 2020

Gong Linna: Cloud River Mountain

April 4, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Bang On A Can All-Stars  Superstar Chinese fusion singer Gong Linna sets new lyrics to centuries-old Chinese melodies backed by the musi-cians of Bang on a Can. Gong’s husband, German composer Robert Zollitsch (Lao Luo), composes many of the brilliantly staged pieces. In 2010, Linna’s perfor-mance of the song “Tan Te” on Chinese national television to billions of viewers made her an overnight sensation, vaulting her to celebrity status. In recent years she has starred on television in China but…

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Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha

April 23, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Produced by Volcano Theatre with Moveable Beast Collective and co-commissioned by Stanford Live  In 1911, famed ragtime composer Scott Joplin wrote Treemonisha, the first opera about life post-slavery by a black person. Fusing classical, folk, and gospel, it bore ragtime’s syncopations. Thematically, it was ahead of its time. But nobody would risk producing a black composer’s work, and five years later Joplin was buried in a pauper’s grave and the work was thrown away. Now, reconstructed with new libretto and orchestrations…

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