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May 2019

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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Author Event: Patrick Hunt

May 28 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an event with Patrick Hunt, author of Greek Musings: Memories and Fables and Academy of Letters: Collected Poems 2015-2018. Patrick Hunt has been teaching at Stanford University for 25 years. The courses he has taught at Stanford relate to his interests in the Humanities, the Arts, Ancient History and Ancient Technology as well as Archaeological Science. He has also written a number of books and poetry collections. In addition to his literary works, he has published over…

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Walking the High Sierra: An Evening with Gary Snyder and Tom Killion

May 29 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Pulitzer Prize—winning American poet, essayist, environmentalist, and Zen Buddhist Gary Snyder will join internationally renowned artist and printmaker Tom Killion in a special evening that will take the audience on a journey into the High Sierra through their poetry and art. Often called the “poet laureate of Deep Ecology,” Snyder is a passionate prophetic voice on behalf of the preservation of the natural world and the cultures that seek to protect it. Killion’s vividly colored Japanese-style woodblock prints are prized…

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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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Angles on Art, Gallery Talk: Stephanie Syjuco: I Am An . . .

May 31 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stanford graduate students Jennie Waldow (Art History), Emma Brush (English), and Calvin Cheung-Miaw (Modern Thought & Literature) discuss Stephanie Syjuco’s monumental banner I Am An . . . from their unique disciplinary perspectives. IMAGE: Stephanie Syjuco (U.S.A., b. 1974), I Am An . . ., 2017. Cotton fabric mounted on ceiling rack. © Stephanie Syjuco. Modern and Contemporary Art Fund, 2019.49. Installation view at the Cantor Arts Center. Photograph by Johnna Arnold.

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George Frideric Handel: Acis and Galatea

May 31 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Nymphs and shepherds live and love in the idyllic fields of Arcadia, until the arrival of monster Polyphemus shatters their pastoral bliss. True to the Ovidian myth, the subsequent death of Acis is reimagined as he transforms into a stream, to be forever a part of the Arcadian fields. Music students of MUS 184C perform this favorite Handel serenata from various versions, including a 1786 chamber version held in Green Library Special Collections. | Reception to follow. Stage Director: Nova…

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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

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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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

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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