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May 2019

A Musical Evening with Tagore featuring Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya

May 25 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An exclusive concert by internationally renowned singer Rezwana Chowdhury Bannya, which will mark Stanford’s first ever Rabindra Jayanti celebrations. Each song will be prefaced in English with brief background information and accompanied with projected English subtitles.   This event is free and open to the public, but due to limited spaces entry is by invitation only, RSVP below. Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali polymath, poet, musician, and artist from the Indian subcontinent. Besides being Asia’s first Nobel Laureate, winning the literature…

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Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational: North American Taiko Artists’ Showcase

May 25 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is the first concert of a two-part concert series hosted by Stanford Taiko, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational (ITI). First established in 1995, ITI has grown into an annual two-day conference that brings together over 180 collegiate taiko players, who will have the opportunity to learn from and play with professional players on the vanguard of North American taiko. This concert will showcase the performances of several taiko pioneers, as well as many…

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Public Tour | Memorial Church

May 26 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.

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Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational: Collegiate Taiko Showcase

May 26 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This is the second concert of a two-part concert series hosted by Stanford Taiko, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational (ITI). First established in 1995, ITI has grown into an annual two-day conference that brings together over 180 collegiate taiko players, who will have the opportunity to learn from and play with professional players on the vanguard of North American taiko. This second concert will be a showcase of the many collegiate groups attending ITI.…

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The Cantor Arts Center is open Memorial Day, May 27!

May 27 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spend the day visiting special exhibitions on view, plus new works and acquisitions recently installed in our galleries. Don’t miss out on free parking available at certain lots around campus.  IMAGE: Artist unknown, U.S.A., Small United States Flag. Fabric and beads. Stanford Family Collections, JLS.17874. On view in the Stanford Family Room Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Mon, 11am – 5pm, Thurs until 8pm.Always free. CLOSED TUES

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The Workshop on Literature & Theory in India- Professor Shonaleeka Kaul

May 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Prof. Shonaleeka Kaul (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi) is a Sanskrit literary historian and author of The Making of Early Kashmir. 

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University Singers: Music by Johann Sebastian Bach – NEW VENUE!

May 29 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Robert Huw Morgan directs the University Singers’ concert of music by Johann Sebastian Bach. | Note: This event has been moved to Bing Concert Hall.

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“1919-1929: Dissecting a Decade of Violence in Jewish History” with Elissa Bemporad

May 30 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Elissa Bemporad is the Jerry and William Ungar Chair in East European Jewish History and the Holocaust and an associate professor of history at Queens College and The Graduate Center – CUNY. She is the author of Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, winner of the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, and finalist for the Jordan Schnitzer Prize in Modern Jewish History. Her new book, entitled Legacy of Blood: Jews, Pogroms,…

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Halle O’Neal: “Word Embodied: Entangled Icons in Medieval Japanese Buddhist Art”

May 30 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: My project on the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas reveals the entangled realms of relics, reliquaries, and Buddhist scripture engendered through intricate interactions of word and image. The twelfth- and thirteenth-century mandalas use precisely choreographed characters from sutras rather than architectural line to compose the central icon of a pagoda. Surrounding this textual image, narrative vignettes pictorialize the content of the scriptures. This talk delves into the materiality of the objects and the dynamic viewing encouraged by such rich surfaces…

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Staging History: Relics and Lutherans in New World Festivals

May 31 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

After the European conquest and occupation of the Americas, emerging colonial societies placed great importance on public festivals. Religious feasts and political affairs became occasions for hosting elaborate festivals that often featured theatrical performances. Many of them had a particular relationship to history. Throughout the sixteenth century, playwrights and actors (conquistadors, missionaries, and Amerindians) repeatedly evoked battles set in the Old World, the Mediterranean, and North Africa. Rather than reproducing these events faithfully, they re-imagined them through the lens of…

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Redefining Happiness

May 31 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Abstract: Most of us probably don’t believe we need a formal definition of happiness; we know it when we feel it, and we often use the term to describe a range of positive emotions, including joy, pride, contentment, and gratitude. However to understand the causes and effects of happiness, and to maximize it in every moment we first need to define it. In this discussion, we will explore the inner dynamics of happiness in its different facets so that we…

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June 2019

Stanford Gu-zheng Ensemble

June 1 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Stanford Guzheng Ensemble is a group of Stanford students from all disciplines, drawn together by their interest in gu-zheng (Chinese harp). This instrument is considered the ancestor of other Asian instruments such as the Japanese koto. Led by renowned gu-zheng player Hui You, the ensemble explores both traditional and contemporary pieces for gu-zheng.

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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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Exhibit Opening: Traversing China’s Multiethnic Passage –Jingui Zhang’s Solo Art

June 6 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us in room 224 of the East Asia Library for a reception to commemorate the opening of our new exhibition, entitled “Traversing China’s Multiethnic Passage: Jingui Zhang’s Solo Art.”  The curator, Dr. Yanshuo Zhang, will give some brief remarks introducing the exhibition.  Light refreshments will be served.

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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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First Friday: For Stanford Students

June 7 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Cantor on the First Friday of the month during the academic year, with evenings full of art-making, music, and special performances. Study Hall: Celebrate the beginning of exams at the Cantor: quiet study spaces in the galleries, artmaking bar, and free coffee and donuts. This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and made possible through the generous support of the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance, the Kenneth D. Brenner family Fund…

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Public Tour | Memorial Church

June 30 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.

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July 2019

Public Tour | Memorial Church

July 28 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.

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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.

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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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October 2019

Conference on AI, People, and Society

October 28 12:00 am

Just us for HAI’s fall conference on AI, People, and Society. The symposium will feature keynote remarks from: Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder, LinkedIn; Partner, Greylock Partners DJ Patil, Head of Technology, Devoted Health Eric Schmidt, Technical Advisor, Alphabet, Inc. Check back later for further details and registration.

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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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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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