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September 2021

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

September 29 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigate issues of science and nature, identity and social conflict, art collecting, and history. 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-Sun, 11am – 5pm. CLOSED MON & TUES

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The Many Faces of Public Service: Careers, Financial Stability & Graduate School

September 30 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wondering how to integrate public service into any career?    Trying to balance financial stability with a commitment to serve?    Seeking graduate scholarship opportunities? Meet this panel of public service-minded graduate students, learn about their public service journeys and hear about the Truman Scholarship for juniors committed to public service! Panelists: Cordy McJunkins, Education & Public Policy Donya Nasser, Health Policy Jeff Reppucci, Business Administration & Public Policy Nathan Tauger, Law Thursday, September 30, 6-7 PM Lounge, Otero Public…

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October 2021

Another Look presents Dorothy Strachey’s 1949 novel “Olivia” on October 13!

October 13 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join Stanford’s Robert Pogue Harrison, Maria Florence Massucco, and Tobias Wolff, for an Another Look webinar discussion of Dorothy Strachey’s 1949 novel, Olivia.The event will take place 5:00-6:30 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday, October 13. This will be a virtual event. Stanford’s Prof. Robert Harrison, an acclaimed author and director of Another Look, will lead the discussion, joined by the eminent novelist Tobias Wolff, founding director of Another Look and a National Medal of Arts winner. Massucco, a PhD candidate in Italian Studies…

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Virtual Exhibit Tour: Gender and the Origins of Stanford’s Anthropological Collection

October 22 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Virtual Exhibit Tour:Women in the World: Gender and the Origins of Stanford’s Anthropological Collections ONLINE via ZOOM for REUNION/HOMECOMING – but ALL WELCOME! Curators will guide you through Stanford University Archaeology Collections’ (https://suac.stanford.edu/) new online exhibit, which explores for the first time how women shaped the university’s anthropological collections from the 1880s through 1980s. Learn how these women navigated changing expectations around gender, race, and opportunity through their pursuit of world travel, interest in global cultures, and donations to Stanford’s…

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CBD 2021: iPause Guided Meditation #1, Caring for Yourself and the Planet with Tia Rich, PhD

October 26 7:30 am - 8:10 am

Enjoy flourishing through nature-based meditations and discover how contemplative practices equip you to engage in wise skillful action to address climate change and care for the planet. In this guided practice, you will be offered skills for sustaining a wise open-hearted relationship with all of the natural world. These skills can help to heal the human-earth relationship. For millennia, people have found refuge, resilience, and realization of wise relationship by practicing meditation in nature. This transformative combination supports a sense…

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CBD 2021: iPause Guided Meditation #2, The True Face of Love with Jonah Willihnganz, PhD

October 27 7:30 am - 8:15 am

In the early 1990s Thich Nhat Hanh gave a surprising series of talks about his “first love”, a nun he met as a young monk in Viet Nam.  Before relaying much of his story, he suggests that if we think about our own first love, will discover many things, most especially the true face of love. “This,” he says, “is a subject for meditation” and on this morning it will be ours.  We will briefly consider his story and then,…

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CBD 2021: At the Center of All Things is Interdependence with Dekila Chungyalpa

October 27 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Over 85% of the world subscribes to a faith. Over half of the schools worldwide are run by faith institutions. Collectively, faiths are the 3rd largest category of financial investors. And yet, for the most part, they are not recognized as a stakeholder group by mainstream environmental and climate movements, let alone as a crucially important one that could change the trajectory we are on today. Over the last 12 years, Dekila Chungyalpa has worked with a diverse group of…

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November 2021

Film screening: Immigrants’ Stories – Iranian Americans of Silicon Valley

November 12 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Followed by a conversation with the film’s director, Nima Naimi.  RSVP to receive the Zoom link for the discussion on November 12.  The link to the documentary will be shared with registered attendees before 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 stories, and how Iranian-Americans have become…

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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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