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April 2020

Earthly Days (Book Talk)

April 1 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

A Book Presentation on Earthly Days Binational publisher Archive 48, dedicated to Mexican and U.S. literature, launches its U.S. wing with the first-ever English translation of Los días terrenales (1949), a novel by José Revueltas. Join us to celebrate its release. Translator Matthew Gleeson, publisher Pedro Jiménez and writer Juan Villoro celebrate the publication of this book. Earthly Days (1949) is Revueltas’ most accomplished and controversial novel. Like Joyce, Revueltas allows the reader to view the inner depths of his…

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CANCELED – Studio Lecture Series: Coco Fusco

April 2 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

As a precautionary measure in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Art and Art History is canceling certain upcoming programs, and temporarily closing both the Stanford Art Gallery and Coulter Art Gallery. We appreciate your understanding during this time. Please visit healthalerts.stanford.edu for the latest information.  The Department of Art and Art History’s Studio Lecture Series presents Coco Fusco. In this artist’s talk, Fusco will screen her 2018 film To Live in June with Your Tongue Hanging Out (24…

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CANCELED – Raphael Transfigured: Enrique Martínez Celaya

April 6 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

As a precautionary measure in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Art and Art History is canceling certain upcoming programs, and temporarily closing both the Stanford Art Gallery and Coulter Art Gallery. We appreciate your understanding during this time. Please visit healthalerts.stanford.edu for the latest information.  Raphael died on April 6, 1520, and the whole of Europe mourned the loss of God’s gift to humankind. No other painter—we read in the letters that flooded Rome after the news broke—was…

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CANCELED – Margaret Atwood in Conversation

April 8 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Acclaimed writer Margaret Atwood will make a visit to Bing Concert Hall for a discussion. Author of more than fifty books including The Blind Assassin, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Edible Woman, Atwood is the recipient of the Booker Prize, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, and the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, among others. Her 2019 release, The Testaments, is a joint winner of the Booker Prize. This event has been canceled. We believe it is our responsibility to take reasonable steps…

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Pippin

April 11 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Ram’s Head performs the fantastic Broadway hit Pippin as the biggest theatrical spectacle of the year. Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin searches for the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. This poignant story explores our need to be exceptional. Inspired by the tenets of Burning Man, our production re-examines the human versus nature paradigm and will address our relationship with the environment and ecological equity. Project supported by the Office of the Vice President for the…

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CANCELED – Fruits of Gardens: Ethics, Metaphysics, and Textual Pleasures in late Qajar Iran

April 14 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This talk will introduce a previously unknown miscellany in Arabic and Persian, titled Fawākah al-Basātin (Fruits of Gardens), written and compiled c. 1912-1914 by Hājj Mirzā Mohammad Tehrāni. The author was a sugar merchant who also dealt in books and, judging by the contents of this volume, he must have been well versed in Persian classics and had good command of Arabic. Although this volume was produced during one of the more eventful periods of Iran’s modern history, there is…

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CANCELED – Raphael Transfigured: Rachel Cusk

April 14 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

As a precautionary measure in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Art and Art History is canceling certain upcoming programs, and temporarily closing both the Stanford Art Gallery and Coulter Art Gallery. We appreciate your understanding during this time. Please visit healthalerts.stanford.edu for the latest information.  Raphael died on April 6, 1520, and the whole of Europe mourned the loss of God’s gift to humankind. No other painter—we read in the letters that flooded Rome after the news broke—was…

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CANCELED – Artist Talk with Ambreen Butt

April 15 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Artist Ambreen Butt will discuss her artistic practice including her works that appears in the exhibition Paper Chase. About the Artist: Ambreen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in traditional Indian and Persian miniature painting from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. She moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1993 and earned her Master of Fine Arts in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Brooklyn…

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LECTURE POSTPONED! Christian Luczanits: “New Research on Alchi Monastery, Ladakh”

April 16 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: The monastic complex of Alchi Choskhor, Ladakh, is one of the most informative monuments for early Tibetan Buddhism, but it is also exceptional in many respects. New research over the past year revealed more of the religious background of the site and allowed for improving the interpretation of many of its murals. This talk will focus on some of the more exciting new interpretations, such as the function of the Dharmadhātu Mandala, the relationship of the Alchi murals to the Litany of…

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Tequio: hacia una nueva comunidad

April 17 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Tequio: hacia una nueva comunidad” Seminario con intelectuales indígenas de México y Guatemala A partir de la idea de “tequio”, trabajo compartido en forma gratuita en pro de un interés colectivco, activistas y pensadores de los pueblos originarios de México y Guatemala reflexionan sobre la idea de nación, las identidades, la interculturalidad, la discriminación y la inequidad de género. ¿Es posible concebir una nación de naciones que incluya los proyectos de los fundadores de esos territorios? Un seminario sobre el futuro…

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CANCELED – The Living World: Reflections on Earth, Nature and Humanity with Author and Scientist Carl Safina

April 21 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Given the instances of community spread of COVID-19 in California and elsewhere, Stanford University is taking prudent steps that help to inhibit, rather than accelerate, the spread of the virus; therefore, many events that bring participants to campus through May 15 are being cancelled or postponed. Please regularly check this webpage for updates regarding this event. ***** Carl Safina has become a leading voice for conservation, widening his interests from what is at stake in the natural world…

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CANCELED – Gallery Talk | The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford

April 24 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Mark Dion Project Using over 700 items from the Stanford Family Collections, artist Mark Dion’s new exhibition explores how Leland Stanford Jr.’s death at age 15 led to the creation of a museum, university, and—by extension—the entire Silicon Valley. Dion spent more than a year culling through the over 6,000 objects in the original Stanford Family Collections to create an exhibition that explores young Leland’s collection—he already was an avid and curious collector at the time of his death—as…

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Rachel Kushner Reading, part of the Lane Lecture Series [POSTPONED]

April 27 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE TO BE DETERMINED. Rachel Kushner Free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required. Photo credit: Courtesy of The Tuesday Agency  Part of the Lane Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by Stanford Art Institute as part of their yearlong Art +Justice series with a special focus on Arts, Race and Mass Incarceration.  Rachel Kushner is among America’s most exciting writers. Her novels and essays explore contemporary art, culture, revolutionary politics, modernism, and feminism with unmatched wisdom and grace.…

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Rachel Kushner Colloquium, part of the Lane Lecture Series [POSTPONED]

April 28 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE TO BE DETERMINED. Rachel Kushner Free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required. Photo credit: Courtesy of The Tuesday Agency Part of the Lane Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by Stanford Art Institute as part of their yearlong Art +Justice series with a special focus on Arts, Race and Mass Incarceration.  Rachel Kushner is among America’s most exciting writers. Her novels and essays explore contemporary art, culture, revolutionary politics, modernism, and feminism with unmatched wisdom and grace.…

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CANCELED – Todd Hido, Sources and Influences

April 28 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

As a precautionary measure in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Art and Art History is canceling certain upcoming programs, and temporarily closing both the Stanford Art Gallery and Coulter Art Gallery. We appreciate your understanding during this time. Please visit healthalerts.stanford.edu for the latest information.  The Department of Art & Art History presents American photographer Todd Hido. In this lecture, Hido will discuss how he arrived at being the artist he is today. This is a candid presentation…

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Robbie Kubala on Aesthetic Fraudulence, Achievement, and Value

April 29 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Robbie Kubala is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University, where I also taught in the Core Curriculum. His research interests include normative ethics (esp. non-ideal moral theory), aesthetics (esp. aesthetic normativity), and philosophy in/of literature (esp. Proust). Robbie will connect some observations about fraudulence (emerging from readings of Ben Lerner’s novel Leaving the Atocha Station, the film Whiplash, and the TV show Mad Men) to some…

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CANCELED – Raphael’s Dream

April 29 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Given the instances of community spread of COVID-19 in California and elsewhere, Stanford University is taking prudent steps that help to inhibit, rather than accelerate, the spread of the virus; therefore, many events that bring participants to campus through May 15 are being cancelled or postponed. Please regularly check this webpage for updates regarding this event. ***** Join us for a special evening with Marzia Faietti, distinguished historian of Italian art and director of art history at the…

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Studio Lecture Series: Yoshua Okón

April 30 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Department of Art & Art History’s Studio Lecture Series presents artist Yoshua Okón, who will give an overview of his practice from the last 20 years with special emphasis on works that address issues related to violence in the age of neoliberal globalization.  Yoshua Okón was born in Mexico City in 1970 where he currently lives. His work, like a series of near-sociological experiments executed for the camera, blends staged situations, documentation, and improvisation, and questions habitual perceptions of…

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CANCELED – Stanford Writers in Conversation: An Evening with Mark Greif

April 30 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Given the instances of community spread of COVID-19 in California and elsewhere, Stanford University is taking prudent steps that help to inhibit, rather than accelerate, the spread of the virus; therefore, many events that bring participants to campus through May 15 are being cancelled or postponed. Please regularly check this webpage for updates regarding this event. ***** SERIES: STANFORD WRITERS IN CONVERSATIONEach program in this series will bring to center stage a distinguished author from the Stanford community.…

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May 2020

CANCELED – A Company of Authors

May 2 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Given the instances of community spread of COVID-19 in California and elsewhere, Stanford University is taking prudent steps that help to inhibit, rather than accelerate, the spread of the virus; therefore, many events that bring participants to campus through May 15 are being cancelled or postponed. Please regularly check this webpage for updates regarding this event. ***** For the 17th consecutive year, an amazing group of Stanford writers will be discussing their recently published books. Each author will…

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CANCELED – Weintz Art Lecture Series: Nicola Suthor

May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

As a precautionary measure in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Art and Art History is canceling certain upcoming programs, and temporarily closing both the Stanford Art Gallery and Coulter Art Gallery. We appreciate your understanding during this time. Please visit healthalerts.stanford.edu for the latest information.  The Department of Art & Art History’s J. Fred Weintz and Rosemary Weintz Art Lecture Series presents Nicola Suthor, professor of art history at Yale University.  Nicola Suthor teaches Northern and Southern Baroque…

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Stegner Fellow Reading with F.T. Kola and Jim Whiteside

May 6 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

* At this time, we are working to host this event online. Additional information will be forthcoming. F.T. Kola Jim Whiteside Free and open to the public F.T. Kola was born in South Africa and grew up in Australia. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. She was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2015 and received a Miles Morland foundation grant in 2017. Her work has…

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CANCELED – The Organ Symphonies of Louis Vierne

May 6 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Music of great drama, poetry, longing, playfulness, pathos, exuberance, and deep sorrow. The six remarkable organ symphonies of Louis Vierne (1870-1937) tower over the organ music of the late romantic era. He was, for 37 years, the organist of Notre Dame de Paris, and it is with that building that his music is so closely identified. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth, the symphonies will be performed on the Murray Harris organ in historic Stanford Memorial Church.…

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Uncanny Valley: A Memoir

May 13 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Anna Wiener is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, where she writes about Silicon Valley, startup culture, and technology. Her writing has appeared in n+1, The Atlantic, Wired, The New Republic, New York, Harper’s, and the Times Magazine. Her first book, “Uncanny Valley,” is a memoir of her time in the tech industry.  From The New York Times review: In her extraordinary new book, “Uncanny Valley,” Anna Wiener recounts what made her, a 25-year-old woman with an “affectedly analog” life in New York City, abandon her job…

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CANCELED – Shailaja Paik- Brahmanizing Modern India

May 14 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brahmanizing Modern India: Reform and upper-caste dynamics of discipline and difference in twentieth-century Maharashtra  Dr. Paik’s talk will analyze various processes and politics through which upper-caste Marathi elites debated social and moral reform to modernize public life and public morality for creating a new India in the twentieth century. Drawing upon popular Marathi magazines and newspapers, she will demonstrate that to govern themselves middle-class women and men constituted a new order and Marathi social imaginary, by creating new differentiations and…

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