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October 2021

Film screening: There Is No Evil

October 29 10:00 am - 11:00 am

RSVP to receive the Zoom link for the October 29 dicussion with the film’s director, Mohammad Rasoulof.  The film will be made available October 26-28 and the link will be emailed to registrants ahead of time.  About the film: Filmed in secret and banned in its home country, Mohammad Rasoulof’s Golden Bear-winning film is an anthology of four short stories, each focused on a person affected by the capital punishment system in a country that commits more executions per capita…

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Quarantine Sessions: A Distributed Electroacoustic Network Improvisation

October 31 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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 an online environment with artists…

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November 2021

CBD 2021: Faith, Pain, and the Faraway: A Meditation on Landscape Painting with Alexander Nemerov

November 1 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Sanford Gifford (1823-1880) made perhaps the most beautiful of all Hudson River School landscapes. Most notably, he was famed for his portrayal of the distance. Far horizons—hazy, luminous, otherworldly—were his special fascination. In this talk Alexander Nemerov will explore Gifford’s faith in the faraway in light of his close relationship with his troubled older brother Charles. Alexander Nemerov is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford. He is the author of many books,…

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CCRMA presents Victoria Shen

November 4 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This free performance will be livestreamed at CCRMA Live. In-person seating at CCRMA Stage is limited to Stanford affiliates only. Please register here with your Stanford email address (non-Stanford email addresses will be discarded). Each guest must bring their Stanford ID card to tap it at the front door and wear a mask at all times while inside The Knoll. Victoria Shen (she/her) is a sound artist, experimental music performer, and instrument-maker born and raised in San Francisco. Her sound…

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Film screening: Immigrant Stories: Iranian-Americans of Silicon Valley

November 12 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Followed by a conversation with the film’s co-directors, Nima Naimi, Alireza Sanayei, and Julian Gigola.  RSVP to receive the Zoom link for the discussion on November 12.  The link to the documentary will be shared with registered attendees prior to the event. About the documentary: Iranian Americans have achieved remarkable success across all professional fields, with many recognized internationally for their outstanding contributions.  This film tells the first-hand immigration stories of several Iranian-Americans, covering 3 generations and over a dozen personal…

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February 2022

32 Sounds: A film by Sam Green and Yoni Brook with live music by JD Samson

February 11, 2022 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Commissioned by Stanford Live, 32 Sounds by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green is an immersive new “live cinema” documentary that explores the universal influence of sound. The film weaves thirty-two specific audio recordings into a cinematic meditation on the power of sound to bend time, cross borders, and profoundly shape our perception of the world around us.

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A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

February 23, 2022 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 MUSEUM HOURS: WED-SUN, 11AM-5PM. CLOSED MON AND TUES

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March 2022

National Geographic: Live Wild Hope With Ami Vitale

March 14, 2022 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

After a successful inaugural series in the 2019–20 season at Stanford Live, National Geographic Live returns to the Bing with informative, entertaining, and awe-inspiring events that bring the world closer by combining National Geographic’s media resources with live presentations by explorers, photographers, reporters, and scientists. 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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May 2022

And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears

May 20, 2022 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Retracing the path her great-great-grandparents took during the forced relocation of more than 17,000 Cherokee from their homelands in the 1830s, Cherokee performance artist and activist DeLanna Studi seeks to understand her identity and the conflicts of her nation. This powerful, theatrical memoir draws on interviews, historical research, and the Studis’ personal experience to convey the complexities and conflicts the Cherokee continue to wrestle with today.

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July 2022

The Faces of Ruth Asawa

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

While she is known for her biomorphic abstract sculptures, Ruth Asawa was an artist of diverse talent in many media. The Faces of Ruth Asawa is a single-object, long-term installation of 233 ceramic face masks Asawa created of friends, family members, and fellow artists. Never exhibited in its entirety, the display of this work showcases Asawa’s range as an artist, arts advocate, and community member. IMAGE: Ruth Asawa with life masks on the exterior wall of her house. Image credit:…

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August 2022

At Home/On Stage: Asian American Representation in Photography and Film

August 31, 2022 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This exhibition of 20th-century photography, film, and video explores how Asian American artists’ work participates in sociocultural efforts towards self-definition. At Home/On Stage features moving depictions of the private family lives of Asian Americans and conceptual visual rebuttals to the problematic history of Asian American representation in American culture.  IMAGE: Michael Jang, Monroe and Cynthia Watching TV, 1973. Gelatin silver print. William Alden Campbell and Martha Campbell Art Acquisition Fund, 2020.13.18 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Sun, 11am –…

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September 2022

East of the Pacific: Making Histories of Asian American Art

September 28, 2022 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The inaugural exhibition for the Asian American Art Initiative, this historical survey highlights key moments in Asian American art from the 19th through the 20th centuries. Comprised primarily of the Cantor Arts Center’s growing collection of Asian American art, the show features many previously unexhibited objects and recent acquisitions. IMAGE: : Matsusaburo George Hibi, Three Muses, 1930. Oil on canvas. The Michael Donald Brown Collection, made possible by the William Alden Campbell and Martha Campbell Art Acquisition Fund and the…

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