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April 2020

Fundamentals of Online Teaching Workshop

April 1 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This workshop provides instructors with teaching strategies for creating an inclusive and effective online learning experience for students. We will look at key principles of online pedagogy, including how to build community with students, and also Q&A issues that arise in the transition to the online environment.

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

April 3 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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4/3 Facilitating Inclusion and Equity Online *note updated day/time*

April 3 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Educational research shows that creating inclusive and equitable learning environments promotes learning for all students. In the absence of face-to-face interactions, and in the presence of differential access to technologies and other learning support systems, it is imperative for instructors to implement strategies for creating inclusion and equity online. In this workshop, you will: Reflect on features that make learning environments inclusive and equitable Identify and commit to teaching strategies for creating inclusion and equity online Collaboratively troubleshoot potential challenges…

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CANCELED – First Friday | For Stanford Students

April 3 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

In support of Stanford University’s guidance to protect the health and safety of our community and communities beyond our campus, we have canceled the First Friday scheduled for April 3. 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…

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CANCELED – Raphael Transfigured: Enrique Martínez Celaya

April 6 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

As a precautionary measure in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Art and Art History is canceling certain upcoming programs, and temporarily closing both the Stanford Art Gallery and Coulter Art Gallery. We appreciate your understanding during this time. Please visit healthalerts.stanford.edu for the latest information.  Raphael died on April 6, 1520, and the whole of Europe mourned the loss of God’s gift to humankind. No other painter—we read in the letters that flooded Rome after the news broke—was…

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CANCELED – Second Sunday Family Day

April 12 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This program is cancelled based on recommendations from Stanford’s Environmental Health and Safety department. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time. Click here for the latest updates to our event schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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CANCELED – Raphael Transfigured: Rachel Cusk

April 14 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

As a precautionary measure in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Art and Art History is canceling certain upcoming programs, and temporarily closing both the Stanford Art Gallery and Coulter Art Gallery. We appreciate your understanding during this time. Please visit healthalerts.stanford.edu for the latest information.  Raphael died on April 6, 1520, and the whole of Europe mourned the loss of God’s gift to humankind. No other painter—we read in the letters that flooded Rome after the news broke—was…

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CANCELED – Gallery Talk | Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting

April 15 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Burton & Deedee McMurtry Curator, Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, as she discusses the current exhibition Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting. Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigates issues of identity, social justice, and humanity’s changing relationship with nature. IMAGE: Wesaam Al-Badry (U.S.A., b. Iraq, 1984), Hermes #V, 2018. Archival pigment print. Gift of Pamela and David Hornik, 2019.3 

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CANCELED – CCRMA Open House

April 17 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to now include events of over 50 people through May 15. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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Left of Center: Student Curator Talks

April 18 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Left of Center: Five Years of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University is the first fully student-curated exhibition created for the museum. Join one of the graduate students from Stanford Department of Art and Art History for an informative talk in the galleries in which they share their reflections on the exhibit, the artworks, and the artists.

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CANCELED – Public Tour | Outdoor Sculpture Walk, Museum

April 19 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn from a trained docent as you walk among the diverse collection of outdoor sculpture surrounding the Cantor Art Center. Meet at the entrance to the museum. Public Tours: Third Sunday of each month at 11:30 am, rain or shine Admission Info Tours do not require a reservation and are free of charge.

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CANCELED – Public Tour | Papua New Guinea Sculpture Walk

April 19 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Created on-site at Stanford by artists from Papua New Guinea, the garden contains wood and stone carvings of people, animals, and magical beings that illustrate clan stories and creation myths. Meet on the corner of Santa Teresa and Lomita Drive. Public Tours: Third Sunday of each month at 2 pm, rain or shine. Admission Info Tours do not require a reservation and are free of charge.

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CANCELED – Gallery Talk | The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford

April 24 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Mark Dion Project Using over 700 items from the Stanford Family Collections, artist Mark Dion’s new exhibition explores how Leland Stanford Jr.’s death at age 15 led to the creation of a museum, university, and—by extension—the entire Silicon Valley. Dion spent more than a year culling through the over 6,000 objects in the original Stanford Family Collections to create an exhibition that explores young Leland’s collection—he already was an avid and curious collector at the time of his death—as…

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CANCELED – Public Tour | Memorial Church

April 26 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Stone carvings, mosaics, and stained glass make Stanford Memorial Church the University’s architectural crown jewel. It was one of the earliest, and is still among the most prominent, interdenominational churches in the West. Meet at the church entrance in the Main Quad Public Tours: Fridays at 1 pm and last Sunday of the month at 11:30 am Request a private tour from Mon-Thurs 9 am-12 pm, 1 pm- 5 pm. Subject to availability. Admission Info Public tours do not require a reservation…

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CANCELED – An Evening with BiLi the Mime

April 26 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Given the instances of community spread of COVID-19 in California and elsewhere, Stanford University is taking prudent steps that help to inhibit, rather than accelerate, the spread of the virus; therefore, many events that bring participants to campus through May 15 are being cancelled or postponed. Please regularly check this webpage for updates regarding this event. ***** Join us for an evening of entertainment, illusion, and fun with BiLi the Mime. A professional mime of more than thirty…

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CANCELED – Todd Hido, Sources and Influences

April 28 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

As a precautionary measure in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Art and Art History is canceling certain upcoming programs, and temporarily closing both the Stanford Art Gallery and Coulter Art Gallery. We appreciate your understanding during this time. Please visit healthalerts.stanford.edu for the latest information.  The Department of Art & Art History presents American photographer Todd Hido. In this lecture, Hido will discuss how he arrived at being the artist he is today. This is a candid presentation…

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CANCELED – Raphael’s Dream

April 29 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Given the instances of community spread of COVID-19 in California and elsewhere, Stanford University is taking prudent steps that help to inhibit, rather than accelerate, the spread of the virus; therefore, many events that bring participants to campus through May 15 are being cancelled or postponed. Please regularly check this webpage for updates regarding this event. ***** Join us for a special evening with Marzia Faietti, distinguished historian of Italian art and director of art history at the…

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Studio Lecture Series: Yoshua Okón

April 30 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Department of Art & Art History’s Studio Lecture Series presents artist Yoshua Okón, who will give an overview of his practice from the last 20 years with special emphasis on works that address issues related to violence in the age of neoliberal globalization.  Yoshua Okón was born in Mexico City in 1970 where he currently lives. His work, like a series of near-sociological experiments executed for the camera, blends staged situations, documentation, and improvisation, and questions habitual perceptions of…

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Film: Lifeline / Clyfford Still

April 30 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Clyfford Still, one of the strongest, most original contributors to Abstract Expressionism, walked away from the commercial art world at the height of his career. This is a new documentary of a modern icon, his uncompromising creative journey and the price of independence. Screening followed by Q&A with the director, Dennis Scholl. FREE, no registration required. Limited seating. 

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May 2020

CANCELED – First Friday: For Stanford Students

May 1 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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WORKSHOP POSTPONED! “Religion, Pain, and Selfhood: Anthropologists and the Study of Buddhism”

May 2 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

By Invitation Only Graduate Students WorkshopThis workshop aims to bring together scholars of Buddhism working in medical anthropology to discuss how ethnographic studies of pain, loss and suffering contribute to our understanding of religion, particularly in a Buddhist context.   Speakers: Felicity Aulino (Providing for Others; University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Julia Cassaniti (Living Buddhism, Remembering the Present; Washington State University)C. Julia Huang (Charisma and Compassion; DePaul University) Moderator:Tanya Marie Luhrmann (When God Talks Back, Stanford University)

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CANCELED – Weintz Art Lecture Series: Nicola Suthor

May 4 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

As a precautionary measure in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department of Art and Art History is canceling certain upcoming programs, and temporarily closing both the Stanford Art Gallery and Coulter Art Gallery. We appreciate your understanding during this time. Please visit healthalerts.stanford.edu for the latest information.  The Department of Art & Art History’s J. Fred Weintz and Rosemary Weintz Art Lecture Series presents Nicola Suthor, professor of art history at Yale University.  Nicola Suthor teaches Northern and Southern Baroque…

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CANCELED – [Canceled] Second Sunday Family Day

May 10 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

In support of Stanford University’s guidance to protect the health and safety of our community and communities beyond our campus, this program has been canceled. Click here for additional background related to the museum’s response to COVID-19. This change to the event will be reflected overnight on the Cantor Arts Center website. Cantor Events: Drop-in Studio: Experiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in the hands-on art-making experience. All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative…

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A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

May 13 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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CANCELED – Shailaja Paik- Brahmanizing Modern India

May 14 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Brahmanizing Modern India: Reform and upper-caste dynamics of discipline and difference in twentieth-century Maharashtra  Dr. Paik’s talk will analyze various processes and politics through which upper-caste Marathi elites debated social and moral reform to modernize public life and public morality for creating a new India in the twentieth century. Drawing upon popular Marathi magazines and newspapers, she will demonstrate that to govern themselves middle-class women and men constituted a new order and Marathi social imaginary, by creating new differentiations and…

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