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November 2018

Edit Videos Like a Pro with Final Cut Pro X

November 28 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn to produce videos with Apple’s Final Cut Pro X – the most powerful video-editing program! If you’d like to create videos for your department, make home movies for your loved ones, or aspire to become a YouTube celebrity, this course is for you. No experience necessary! We’ll start from the beginning and get up to speed very quickly. By the end of this one-day seminar, you will be comfortable with the whole workflow: from importing and managing clips, creating…

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Experiments in Blockchain: Q&A with artists Eve Sussman, Simon Lee and Snark.art CEO and Co-founder, Andrey Alekhin.

November 28 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Can the power of blockchain change the way art is made and collected?  Andrey of Snark.art, a blockchain laboratory, discuss with artists Eve Sussman and Simon Lee how they create new artworks on blockchain. Lunch will be provided

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International Discussion Series: Reporting on America: Are We Surprised How We Got Here?

November 29 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bechtel International Center invites you to International Discussion Series talk on Reporting On America: Are We Surprised How We Got Here? Thursday, November 29, 2018, 12-1 PM Akilah Johnson, John S. Knight Journalism Fellow Race has been in the forefront of news in the United States for the last decade, but it’s also been background noise that’s interfered with understanding the real state of affairs in the country. Taken collectively, these stories provide a nuanced picture of life in the U.S.…

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Creative Reading in the Galleries

November 29 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A collaboration with the Anderson Collection Experience the galleries in new ways with readings from lecturers teaching in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program.

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Gallery Talk: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End

November 30 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Lexi Johnson and Jon Davies, PhD candidates in the Department of Art and Art History, will lead a gallery talk through the exhibition Contact Warhol. See the first public display of images from the Cantor’s remarkable archive of Andy Warhol’s photographic contact sheets, along with other examples of the artist’s iconic work. This exhibition and accompanying catalogue are organized by the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Office of…

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December 2018

Angles on Art: Do Ho Suh’s Spaces Between

December 3 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Do Ho Suh (South Korea, b. 1962), Screen, 2005. ABS and stainless steel. © Do Ho Suh. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Stanford graduate students Kelly Filreis (Art History), Russel Burge (History), and Alisha Cherian (Anthropology) discuss the Cantor’s current installation of Do Ho Suh’s The Spaces Between from their unique disciplinary perspectives. 

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Adobe After Effects Fundamentals (2-Day Class)

December 10 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

December 10-11 Adobe After Effects provides a comprehensive set of 2D and 3D tools for compositing, animation, and effects that motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, web designers, and film / video professionals need.  AbstractPrerequisites: Basic computing skills: copying/pasting, right-clicking (contextual menus), finding files, switching between programs, exploring windows After Effects is widely used for digital post-production of film, video, and the web. You can composite layers in various ways, apply and combine sophisticated visual and audio effects, and animate both objects and…

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Film Screening: Herb & Dorothy 50 x 50

December 27 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In 2008, legendary art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel made an announcement that stunned the art world. Known and loved as a retired postal worker (Herb) and librarian (Dorothy) who built a world-class art collection on their humble salaries, the Vogels launched a national gift project that would constitute one of the largest gifts in the history of American art: to give a total of 2,500 artworks to museums in all fifty states.

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January 2019

Tomorrow Belongs to Those Who Can Hear It Coming: An Evening with Bernie Krause

January 17, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

That David Bowie aphorism sets the stage for this evening lecture and performance by Bernie Krause, soundscape ecologist, musician, and author. In just under an hour, and through the prism of ecoacoustics, Krause will summarize the current state of sound from its inception, during the first four billion years of the Earth’s formation, through the evolution of biological sound and its profound late-phase impact on culture, to the special human acoustic contributions that have a direct bearing on the planet’s…

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Summer Internship Program in Arts Administration (SIPAA) Info Session

January 18, 2019 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn about paid summer internship opportunities in the arts! 20+ opportunities in the Bay Area, New York, and Los Angeles. Internships are open to all Stanford undergraduates (including graduating seniors.) 

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Michael Richards: Winged

January 22, 2019 12:00 am

The Department of Art & Art History presents Michael Richards: Winged, a solo exhibition of sculpture and drawing dedicated to the late artist Michael Richards (1963–2001). The exhibition, curated by Alex Fialho and Melissa Levin, is on view at the Stanford Art Gallery from January 22 through March 24, 2019, with a reception on Thursday, January 24, 5–7pm, and an academic symposium on Friday, February 8. On the morning of September 11, 2001, Michael Richards was working in his studio…

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Documentary Film Screening: They Played for Their Lives

January 27, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Through intimate interviews and live performances, They Played for Their Lives artfully portrays how music saved the lives of young Jewish musicians through the nightmare years of the Holocaust. Playing music in the ghettos and concentration camps not only fostered spiritual strength within themselves and others but often proved a bargaining tool that spared their lives. The documentary follows the personal narratives of eight survivors. Chaim recounts how he saved his father from beatings by teaching an SS officer to play the…

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February 2019

Artists on the Future: Dana Schutz in conversation with Hamza Walker.

February 4, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Stanford University is the home of interdisciplinary thinking that catalyzes innovation. Artists on the Future is a new conversation series that will pair world-famous artists with thought leaders from various fields to talk about issues vital to our society. These public events will bring those working at the highest levels of human expression, creative thinking, and aesthetic impact into our deepest national conversations. In 2019, the Office of the Vice President for the Arts at Stanford University will bring three artists to…

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Richard Serra’s Sequence Returns

February 6, 2019 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sometimes a work of art leaves both metaphorical and physical marks, causing us to consider the physical space it occupied, as well as its impact, long after it’s gone. Such is the case with Richard Serra’s massive steel sculpture Sequence (2006), one of the distinguished artist’s greatest achievements. On loan and housed from 2011 to 2015 outdoors, near the Cantor’s North Lawn, Sequence literally left behind its footprint, reminding visitors where all 235 tons of it once stood. And now, after being indoors at SFMOMA for the past several years, Sequence is returning to the Cantor…

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Flight, Diaspora, Identity, & Afterlife: A Symposium on the Art of Michael Richards

February 8, 2019 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Presented by the Department of Art & Art History in conjunction with the exhibition Michael Richards: Winged, on view at the Stanford Art Gallery from January 22 through March 24, 2019, this symposium brings together a preeminent group of artists and Stanford scholars to explore and discuss themes Richards addressed throughout his life and artistic practice, including flight, diaspora, identity, and afterlife, specifically in the context of historic and ongoing social injustice and racial inequity. Free and open to the…

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500 Years of Leonardo, 1519-2019 — Living with Leonardo: Fifty Years of Sanity and Insanity in the Art World and Beyond

February 19, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SERIES: 500 YEARS OF LEONARDO, 1519-2019On May 2, 1519, the Renaissance artist, architect, and engineer Leonardo da Vinci (1452– 1519) died at Clos Lucé in Amboise, France where he lived for the last three years of his life under the patronage of King Francis I. Leonardo could not have anticipated what a global icon of creativity and invention and perpetual museum exhibit he has become five hundred years later.  To commemorate the anniversary of Leonardo’s death, we are sponsoring a…

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Faculty Choreography Concert

February 21, 2019 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Dance Concert brings together the original works of four of TAPS’s faculty artist-choreographers in a concert of dance, live music, video art, and found objects. Showcasing a range of choreographic styles, movement, and visions, the pieces coalesce into a singular evening of dance that makes the case for movement, each one enacting a premise that originates through the body. 

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Josiah McElheny: Island Universe

February 23, 2019 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bringing artist Josiah McElheny’s Island Universe to the Cantor is a rare opportunity to examine both cutting-edge art and physics. The monumental installation of five hanging chandeliers is a visual response to recent theories of the multiverse, an elaboration of the Big Bang theory. The installation is both visually stunning and carefully constructed according to measurements that map the history of time.

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February 23, 2019 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Artist Shannon Ebner’s work is part of an ongoing, multimedia, and genre-defying project that began in 2016. Comprised of audio recordings, photographs, and literary components, Ebner’s STRAY investigates the ways in which objects and language can shift away from their intended uses, creating new meanings in the process. Through examining these limits, she explores the role of the artist in the act of creation. IMAGE: Shannon Ebner (U.S.A. b. 1971), SIGNAL ESCAPES, 2017. Archival pigment print mounted on aluminum, 7 parts.…

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Creative Reading in the Galleries

February 28, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Experience the galleries in new ways with readings from original work by faculty and students in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program.

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Creative Reading in the Galleries

February 28, 2019 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A collaboration with the Anderson Collection Experience the galleries in new ways with readings from original work by lecturers teaching in Stanford’s Creative Writing Program.

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Our Sublime but Vulnerable World: The Photography of Camille Seaman

February 28, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

For more than a decade, internationally celebrated photographer Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth’s polar regions. Her large format photographs of icebergs that appeared in her prize-winning book, Melting Away, are both sublime and intriguingly intimate because, as she says, “I treat these as portraits of individuals, much like family photos of my ancestors. I seek a moment in their life in which they convey their unique personality.” This remarkable work was followed by a second book, The…

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March 2019

J. Fred Weintz and Rosemary Weintz Art Lecture Series | Malik Gaines

March 14, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Statues of Limitations In art as in government, representation and abstraction serve as two modes of the same linguistic operation, rather than two sides of a radical break. This sense of continuity offers up abstraction as a premise for rethinking the notion of U.S. representative democracy, directing attention to its separating, reducing, isolating, and extracting projects. This talk-in-progress takes up this continuity in considering contentious monuments in public spaces, future ruins that provocatively suspend the regulation of subject and object.…

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April 2019

Survivor Love Letter Project

April 1, 2019 12:00 am

The #SurvivorLoveLetter mural is a physical prayer to remind every survivor that not only are you believed, not only are you supported; you are loved. This project was started by artist Tani Ikeda as a way to share messages of self-love and to honor survivors of sexual assault, while facilitating conversation about how survivors are healing themselves and their communities. For one week, artists from the Survivor Love Letter Project will be in residence with IDA to facilitate the co-creation…

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Michael Radich: “The Mahāparinirvāṇa-mahāsūtra in the Religion of Sixth-Century China, as Glimpsed through ‘Sengchou’s’ Cave at Xiaonanhai”

April 18, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Abstract: The Mahāparinirvāṇa-mahāsūtra (particularly in the version entitled Da banniepan jing 大般涅槃經 T374, translated by Dharmakṣema ca. 421-432) was one of the significant texts in fifth- and sixth-century Chinese Buddhism, and had a tremendous impact on the formation of distinctive currents in Chinese and East Asian Buddhism over a much longer term. However, too little is still known about the way the text was received, and the way it figured in the religious life of Chinese Buddhists during this period.…

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