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January 2021

January Finding and Using Maps Online Workshop

January 27 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Open to the general public: on January 27, 2021, the David Rumsey Map Center is offering an online, live map-finding workshop over Zoom. We will walk participants through the different digital map resources available. We will share tips and tricks on searching and finding maps that are online with an emphasis on historical or rare maps. Please RSVP using this form. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants a day prior to the workshop.

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Black Turntable Music Culture in the 1980s, Prof Adam Banks, Stanford University

January 27 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Committed teacher. Midnight Believer. A Slow Jam in a Hip Hop world. Cerebral and silly, outgoing and a homebody. Vernacular and grounded but academic and idealistic too. Convinced that Donny Hathaway is the most compelling artist of the entire soul and funk era, and that we still don’t give Patrice Rushen enough love. He’s a crate digger, and DJ with words and ideas, and he believes that the people, voices and communities we bring with us to Stanford are every…

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CANCELED – The 7 Fingers: Passengers

January 28 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This Montreal-based circus company combines breathtaking physical and aerial feats, contemporary dance, playful music, and theater to strip down circus to its most thrilling essence. Passengers builds a multidisciplinary narrative around travel and place, the community of strangers that forms while traveling, and a fascination with trains that is both nostalgic and symbolic. Fascinated by the human condition, The 7 Fingers celebrates our world, our time, and our humanity.

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Quarantine Sessions: A Distributed Electroacoustic Network Improvisation

January 31 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CCRMA Live’s Quarantine Sessions continue! The Coronavirus Crisis has changed our lives, and we are in the midst of a long period without concerts as we knew them. In addition to the problem of large audiences, the regulations also make it “virtually” impossible for musicians to get together, rehearse, or perform. However, many technologies and solutions are available, helping us to find new ways of collaborating and transporting our work to audiences. We have been programming, testing, and rehearsing in…

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February 2021

BeWell & Creative Together

February 4 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Creativity is important for wellness. Join BeWell for a day of creative exploration through storytelling, improv, vision boarding, Zentangle, music, dance and more to learn more about boosting your creativity skills. You are welcome to attend all sessions or drop in and out throughout the day. The event is free. Visit the portal by clicking “Join the event” on the right-hand side to learn more about the sessions and instructors. Register before the event to receive a reminder email. Speakers…

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When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art

February 5 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Cantor’s newest major exhibition focuses on the subject of contemporary migration, immigration, and the displacement of peoples. Drawing inspiration from British-Somali poet Warsan Shire’s “Home,” When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art examines how the forces of migration touch us all, radically destabilizing ideas of home, place, transit, and belonging in the 21st century.  IMAGE: Reena Saini Kallat (India, b. 1973), Woven Chronicle, 2011–16. Circuit boards, speakers, electrical wires, and fittings; single‑channel audio (10:00 minutes); approximately…

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Artists on the Future: The Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg Artist Conversation Series

February 8 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for an evening with visual artist Shirin Neshat and Abbas Miliani, Director of Iranian Studies and Adjunct Professor at the Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University. The conversation will be moderated by Stanford’s interim Senior Associate Vice President for the Arts, Matthew Tiews.  ABOUT THE PROGRAM Artists on the Future provides renowned artists and cultural thought leaders with a platform to catalyze alternative perspectives on urgent socio-political issues…

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Second Sunday at Home

February 14 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

The Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection offer family-friendly art activities every Second Sunday of the month! Join our Zoom session with hands-on art activities, interactive Q & A, art stories and more. Check back closer to the event for more information on the theme of the month and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday You can register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-sunday-family-art-making-tickets-125549218091 The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts). You can watch past editions of Second…

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STUCK@HOME, Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert

February 18 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

STUCK@HOME Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert We believe in the power of music to heal and unite, particularly during uncertain times. Join us! Stuck@Home Concert February 18, 2021  5:30PM – 6:30PM (PDT) This event is free and open to the public.  Please register in advance here: https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fY69HZDmRYeAxHbmJxTLGw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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March 2021

Second Sunday at Home

March 14 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

The Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection offer family-friendly art activities every Second Sunday of the month! Join our Zoom session with hands-on art activities, interactive Q & A, art stories and more. Check back closer to the event for more information on the theme of the month and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday You can register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-sunday-family-art-making-tickets-125549218091 The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts. You can watch past editions of Second…

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Virtual Exhibition Opening: Mapping the Islamic World: The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires

March 26 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Join us for the online live opening of Mapping the Islamic World: The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires, the David Rumsey Map Center’s newest virtual exhibition. Guest curator Alexandria Brown-Hejazi, Stanford PhD candidate, will discuss the maps and cartographic studies of Ottoman Turkey, Safavid Persia, and Mughal India. Our thanks to the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies for their co-sponsorship which made this exhibition possible.  The exhibition opening will take place Friday, March 26, 2021 on Zoom and follows…

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Inside the Center: Book Talk with Marci Kwon

March 31 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Enchantments:Joseph Cornell and American Modernism Joseph Cornell (1903–1972) is best known for his exquisite and alluring box constructions, in which he transformed found objects—such as celestial charts, glass ice cubes, and feathers—into enchanted worlds that blur the boundaries between fantasy and the commonplace. Art historian and Humanities Center fellow Marci Kwon will discuss her new book, Enchantments: Joseph Cornell and American Modernism, an innovative and interdisciplinary account that reveals enchantment’s relevance to the history of American mid-century American art. Kwon explores…

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May 2021

The War of the Worlds: Rhum and Clay Theatre Company, written with Isley Lynn

May 7 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This work looks back through history and speaks to our times. Inspired by H.G. Wells’ sci-fi novel and Orson Welles’ radio adaptation and the wild reaction it inspired, Rhum and Clay’s The War of the Worlds wrestles with the media and the boundaries of truth in a thrilling broadcast of the end of the world.

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National Geographic Live: Wild Hope with Ami Vitale

May 19 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From documenting war zones to donning a panda suit to remain anonymous among giant pandas, award-winning photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares her images and adventures from a career spent “living the story.”

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July 2021

A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

July 28 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exhibition celebrating work by groundbreaking African American artist Gordon Parks, who used his camera to confront racism and also represent creativity and endurance. IMAGE: Gordon Parks (U.S.A., 1912–2006), Emerging Man, 1952. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of and © The Gordon Parks Foundation. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University

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April 2022

Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor

April 6, 2022 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigate issues of identity, social justice, and humanity’s changing relationship with nature. IMAGE: Ambreen Butt (Pakistan, b. 1969), Untitled, 2008. Hard ground and soft ground etching, aquatint, spitbite aquatint, drypoint, and chine collé, with hand-coloring. Palmer Gross Ducommun Fund, 2011.38.5 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Mon, 11am – 5pm, Thurs until 8pm. CLOSED TUES

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