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May 2018

墨境 Ink Worlds: Gallery Talk Series

May 30 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Michael Knight, consulting curator of the Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Collection, discusses the history of the collection. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, which considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials, and themes. In so doing, the exhibition addresses not only the capacity of ink painting…

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Betray the Secret: Gallery Talk Series

May 30 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Co-curator of the exhibition Betray the Secret: Humanity in the Age of ‘Frankenstein’ Elizabeth Mitchell, Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator and Director of the Curatorial Fellowship Program, will explore different facets of the exhibition over three gallery talks. WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2PM: Body Work: Representing Physicians, Surgeons, and Resurrection MenA closer look at the representation of medical men, philosophers, and the spaces in which they work. MORE TALKS IN THIS SERIES THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2PM: Betray the Secret: Humanity in the Age of Frankenstein…

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Traveling Exhibit: Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100

May 31 12:00 am

Stanford Libraries is pleased to present Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100 traveling exhibit in partnership with the Estonian Museum of Occupations. “We have always harnessed a great inner power, even in the darkest and most difficult times,” President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid has said of this serendipitous moment in her country’s history. “To become masters of our own homes, our own country.” The purpose of this traveling exhibit, Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100 is…

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The Rhetoric of Intertexuality and Doubtful Authority

May 31 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Diana Darab is the director of policy at Health Research for Action at the University of California, Berkeley. She wrote Moments and Memories,  a collection of bilingual poetry in English and Farsi. With an eye on Jacques Derrida’s philosophy of language, this lecture traces relations of contrasts and the possibilities of semantic and syntactic combinations in three texts: William Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury,” Houshang Golshiri’s “Shazdeh Ehtejab,” and Alain Robbe-Grillet’s “Topology of a Phantom City.” Part of the Stanford…

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GRID

May 31 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

GRID is a laser project to provoke reflection about the relationship between science and nature, and the ethical boundaries between the two. The installation will innovate collaboration between artistic and technological communities, and function as a space for contemplation, socialization, and interdisciplinary dialogue. Curated projection evenings will be designed as both social and artistic events, and include dates important in the life of Mary Shelley. This special event is part of the Frankenstein@200 Initiative.

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June 2018

The 2018 AABS Conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence

June 1 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Stanford University Libraries will be hosting a conference at Stanford University that will celebrate two important milestones – the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and the 100th anniversary of independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The 2018 AABS conference at Stanford University: The 100th Anniversary of Baltic Independence will bring together scholars interested in Baltic studies from all over the world and foster collaboration between Baltic and Stanford researchers. The…

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Exhibit Opening: Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100

June 2 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us for an opening of the following exhibit at the Stanford Shopping Center’s Center Pavilion: Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100 “We have always harnessed a great inner power, even in the darkest and most difficult times,” President of the Republic of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid has said of this serendipitous moment in her country’s history. “To become masters of our own homes, our own country.” The purpose of this traveling exhibit, Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at…

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DLCL Spring Film Series: The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) Victor Erice

June 6 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Victor Erice’s 1973 film depicts the war-torn countryside of post-Civil War Spain from a child’s perspective, forcing viewers to rethink the ways that conflict affects society’s most marginalized subjects and the ways children resist the political power struggles they may or may not understand. Erice’s film is also remembered for its subtle critique of the Francoist regime and the way classic tales such as Frankenstein are propagandized for political purposes. Discussion will focus on analyzing the structures, actors, and acts…

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墨境 Ink Worlds: Gallery Talk Series

June 8 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Richard Vinograd, Christensen Fund Professor in Asian Art in the Department of Art and Art History, will explore the visionary qualities of several paintings in Ink Worlds, involving celestial imagery, invented words and worlds, mental landscapes, and the potentials of the ink medium. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, which considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections,…

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Alphabété: The World Through the Eyes of Fréderic Bruly Bouabré

June 20 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

View an original pictographic alphabet as well as brightly colored postcard-size illustrations from this contemporary African artist and poet. Caption: Frédéric Bruly Bouabré (Cheik Nadro) (Côte d’Ivoire, 1923–2014), A yellowed banana offering a divine painting, here, “the sword” plays the role of a sacred prince favorable to a sweet union. (Une banana jaunie offrant une divine peinture, ici, “l’épée” joue le role d’un prince sacré favorable à une douce union.), 2006. Colored pencil and ink on cardstock. Gift of Stefan…

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墨境 Ink Worlds: Gallery Talk Series

June 29 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Ellen Huang, Curatorial Fellow for Asian Art, gives an overview of the exhibition Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, which considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials, and themes. In so doing, the exhibition addresses not only the capacity of ink painting to evolve but also the contemporary nature of ink painting as a distinct…

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July 2018

墨境 Ink Worlds: Gallery Talk Series

July 25 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Ellen Huang, Curatorial Fellow for Asian Art, gives an overview of the exhibition Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, which considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials, and themes. In so doing, the exhibition addresses not only the capacity of ink painting to evolve but also the contemporary nature of ink painting as a distinct…

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October 2018

2018 Contemplation by Design Summit: Oct 30 – Nov 8

October 30 12:00 am

SAVE THE DATES Free events will be offered Oct. 30 – Nov. 8, 2018 to further balance, tranquility, resilience, and creative excellence. CBD Summit participants will have the opportunity to take a break from their high-level output of productivity and innovation in order to rest and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full 2018 Summit schedule is posted in September at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit.php

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November 2018

CBD 2018: Keynote with Roshi Joan Halifax – Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet

November 1 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets for this Contemplation By Design keynote event will be available in September along with tickets to all other Contemplation By Design Summit sessions. Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D., is a Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and pioneer in the field of end-of-life care. She is Founder, Abbot, and Head Teacher of Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology in 1973 while teaching at the University of Miami Medical School. She has lectured on the subject…

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CBD 2018: Guided Meditation and Quiet Reflection

November 1 9:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Join us for meditation and reflective discussion after Roshi Joan Halifax’s talk at Memorial Church, led by Carole Pertofsky and Andrew Todhunter, two community leaders in contemplative practice at Stanford. Carole is Director of Wellness and Health Promotion student Services at Stanford University, where she teaches courses about the science and art of happiness, emotional intelligence, resilience and well-being. Carole is a national speaker, professional consultant, leadership and wellness coach, and seminar leader. When she isn’t teaching, coaching, or speaking,…

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CBD 2018: Presence Under Pressure – The Playful Gift of the Improviser’s Mindset

November 2 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Instructor: Dan Klein

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H. K. Gruber’s Frankenstein: St. Lawrence String Quartet and Friends

November 3 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Breakaway contemporary Viennese composer Heinz Karl Gruber’s Frankenstein mixes his classical, Schoenbergian 12-tone and Vienna Boys’ Choir influences to amazing effect. His version of this classic tale of man’s ill-fated quest to transcend biology (and mortality) is a true monster mash-up with bells and whistles. Gruber has sung the narrative chansonnier role a thousand times, often with the BBC Philharmonic, where he is conductor. Now baritone Tyler Duncan and percussionist Dustin Donahue join the St. Lawrence String Quartet and other musicians for…

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