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October 2020

First Friday: For Stanford Students

October 2 7:00 pm - 9:30 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. 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 for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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Community Hour with Salamishah Tillet

October 3 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Salamishah Tillet, Henry Rutgers Professor of African American and African Studies and Creative Writing, Rutgers University, Newark, and Co-Founder of A Long Walk Home, will be our special guest on the Community Hour on Saturday at 1pm PST.  We will discuss Black feminism, art and activism, and surviving sexual violence. This Community Hour will be on Elizabeth Gilbert’s Instagram Live:  @elizabeth_gilbert_writer.Elizabeth Gilbert is the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love; The Signature of All Things; and City of Girls. For more information…

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Second Sunday at Home

October 11 11:00 am - 11:30 am

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, a registration link, and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page (LINK TO https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts). You can watch past editions of Second Sunday at home!Please visit our…

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Community Engaged Research – What it is, What it isn’t, and Is it for you?

October 12 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

This workshop series is designed with Stanford graduate students in mind who are interested in learning more about and developing their skills around community-engaged scholarship and community-based research. Invited speakers include leaders and practitioners across disciplinary fields. Community-based research differs from “traditional” research in that it aims to cultivate non-hierarchical relationships between “researchers” and “communities.” Within this research approach, community members are also researchers and work side by side with university researchers in the design, conceptualization, and actualization of a…

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Smart Photography: Producing Great Photos

October 15 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover the skills required for outstanding digital photos, explore the latest technologies (hardware/camera and software) to help create professional-looking photos. A great photo will add significant value to any communication project — yet getting that perfect photo can be a significant challenge. We often find ourselves searching endless photo libraries of un-useable options, spending hundreds of dollars for a high-end stock photo, or stressing about copyrights of an image found online. Imagine grabbing your smartphone or DSLR camera, stepping out…

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STUCK@HOME, Stanford Medicine Virtual Concert

October 15 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.    Stuck@Home Concert October 15, 2020  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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Artist Eamon Ore-Giron in conversation with poet and scholar Edgar Garcia

October 22 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Ore-Giron and Garcia will discuss the artist’s practice through a lens of abstraction and in relation to the history and symbolism of gold. The color gold features prominently in Ore-Giron’s ongoing series of Infinite Regress paintings, and the speakers will consider how we might decolonize and reevaluate this precious metal. Artist Eamon Ore-Giron has been awarded the 2020-2021 Presidential Residency for the Future of the Arts at the Anderson Collection and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts. Ore-Giron’s work draws on…

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Manic Monologues

October 22 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Stanford PhD candidate Zack Burton and Stanford alumna Elisa Hofmeister created the play in the wake of Burton’s bipolar diagnosis in May 2017 at Stanford. Zach and Elisa are delighted to (virtually) bring these stories back to Stanford in collaboration with a team including wonderful individuals across the continent: actor and head of finance Emery Ahoua; Broadway producer, resident producer of McCarter Theatre Center, and multiple Tony Award-winner Debbie Bisno; Canadian mental health advocate Victoria Maxwell (as seen in NYT, WSJ, and with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN —…

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Contested History, Art, and the Politics of Trauma

October 27 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies and the program for Native American Studies present  Contested History, Art, and the Politics of Trauma: San Francisco’s Washington High School Mural Controversy Featuring: David Treuer, Professor of English at USC, noted writer and Native American studies scholar, author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow, respected filmmakers who are producing a documentary about the mural and the controversy surrounding it. The event will feature…

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Revealing History: Voices from the Stanford Oral History Program [VIRTUAL]

October 29 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Why is oral history special? What can we learn about the history of Stanford that the documents in the archives don’t always tell us? Join us for a listening tour of the Stanford oral history collections and a compelling demonstration of the power of this most personal of historical methodologies. You’ll learn about the history of Stanford’s unique volunteer-driven oral history program from program manager and Stanford alum Natalie Marine-Street, experience the excitement conveyed in oral history interviews, and watch…

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Part One: Exploration with Eamon Ore-Giron

October 29 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

A two-part exploration of depictions of Latin American and border cultures through the moving image and sound. Artist Eamon Ore-Giron will present a selection of film clips, artist videos, and footage documenting different indigenous and folkloric performances that have influenced his practice. His body of work, which spans painting, video, and music, makes manifest a history of transnational exchange. This two-part program will highlight works that feature formal qualities and nuanced depictions of cross-cultural evolution and particular subcultures and traditions…

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November 2020

Conversation with Jason De León, and Angela Garcia, joined by Stanford students

November 5 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Join us on a conversation between Jason De León, Angela Garcia, Associate Professor in Anthropology, Jon Ayon Alonso, MFA in DocFilm, a Student Guide/writer for the publication, and others. This conversation is presented in conjunction with the forthcoming exhibition Hostile Terrain 94.

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CANCELED – *CANCELED* – National Geographic Live: Untamed with Filipe DeAndrade

November 5 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

We regret to inform you that this performance is canceled. Learn more about Filipe DeAndrade’s latest projects here. Wildlife filmmaker and conservationist Filipe DeAndrade, star of Nat Geo WILD’s Untamed, gives his unfiltered look at what it’s like to come face-to-face with wild animals, survive extreme environments, and make unexpected discoveries. He’ll also share a preview of his new  documentary, The River and The Wall, which focuses on wildlife along the Mexico-U.S. border.

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First Friday: For Stanford Students

November 6 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. 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 for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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Second Sunday at Home

November 8 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, a registration link, and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page (LINK TO https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts). You can watch past editions of Second Sunday at home!Please visit our…

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Part Two: Exploration with Eamon Ore-Giron

November 12 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

A two-part exploration of depictions of Latin American and border cultures through the moving image and sound. Artist Eamon Ore-Giron will present a selection of film clips, artist videos, and footage documenting different indigenous and folkloric performances that have influenced his practice. His body of work, which spans painting, video, and music, makes manifest a history of transnational exchange. This two-part program will highlight works that feature formal qualities and nuanced depictions of cross-cultural evolution and particular subcultures and traditions…

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December 2020

First Friday: For Stanford Students

December 4 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. 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 for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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Second Sunday at Home

December 13 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, a registration link, and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page (LINK TO https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts). You can watch past editions of Second Sunday at home!Please visit our…

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January 2021

iskwē: acākosīk

January 23, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A Juno Award–nominated electro-pop artist, iskwē, which translates to “blue sky woman,” spotlights the importance and plight of Indigenous peoples and territories in Canada. Her command of music styles includes jazz, R&B, industrial pop rock, post-rock, and trip-hop, centuries of historic injustice, systemic racism, and environmental degrada-tion fuel her powerful lyrics. The Bing Studio will be transformed into a visual installation to be experienced prior to the concert. Then, in the concert hall, indigenous instrumentation and vocalizations combine with projected…

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The 7 Fingers: Passengers

January 28, 2021 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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February 2021

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

February 5, 2021 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

In February 2021 the Cantor will open a group exhibition 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…

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Second Sunday at Home

February 14, 2021 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, a registration link, and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts). You can watch past editions of Second Sunday at home!Please visit our…

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March 2021

Second Sunday at Home

March 14, 2021 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, a registration link, and the activity guide. https://museum.stanford.edu/museums-home#SecondSunday The session will also be streamed via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cantorarts. You can watch past editions of Second Sunday at home!Please visit our…

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May 2021

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

May 7, 2021 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, 2021 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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