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September 2019

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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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

Contemplation By Design Summit

October 29 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Free events will be offered Oct. 29 – Nov. 7, 2019 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 2019 Summit schedule will be posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit.php. Registration will open on September 10, 2019. All events are FREE. Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resileince, well-being and…

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CBD 2019: Professor Grant Parker discusses Aristotle’s Way: How ancient wisdom can change your life

October 29 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Discover how Aristotle can be a resource for your happiness. Professor Grant Parker, Stanford Dept. of  Classics, chair 2015-18, will explore Aristotle’s practical ideas on virtue, work, friendship and happiness as portrayed in Edith Hall’s book Aristotle’s Way. In a 2019 New York Times book review, John Kaag, professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, wrote “Aristotelian life is…about identifying the particular talents or natural proclivities that each of us has, and then pursuing a path, consistently and…

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November 2019

CBD 2019: Audrey Shafer, MD and Andrew Ridker in conversation about his novel, The Altruists

November 2 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Prof. Audrey Shafer and Andrew Ridker will discuss healthy and unhealthy altruism, and the intersection of privilege and progress, as explored in Ridker’s debut novel, The Altruists. They also will discuss the role of literature in society and how the creative process transfigures fact into fiction. Audrey Shafer, MD is Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine/Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System; and founder and director, Stanford Medicine and the Muse Program, Stanford Center…

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CBD 2019: Jack Kornfield in Conversation with Tim Ryan about his book Healing America

November 3 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Jack Kornfield and Congressman Tim Ryan will discuss the role of stillness, quiet, contemplation and mindfulness in the dynamic process of Healing America, as described in Ryan’s book by that title. (Healing America was previously titled A Mindful Nation.) Mindful magazine in April 2019, asked Congressman Tim Ryan whether he thinks mindfulness can heal the fractured civil discourse that is rampant today. Ryan replied: “I believe finding ways to be quiet together will be fundamental to the healing process. I’m…

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