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February 2019

“Partition as a Traveling Theory? A transnational perspective on the history of Palestine’s Partition, 1937-1947” with Arie M. Dubnov and Laura Robson

February 21 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The idea that the physical division of a territory along ethno-religious lines into separate sovereign nation-states is a desirable modus operandi is not new; but in the twenty-first century it has suddenly reemerged, conveniently divorced from its disastrously violent history, as a fashionable technique of “conflict resolution.” This talk challenges the idea of partition as a natural (if regrettable solution) to ethnic strife by locating its historical origins: in the British and French interwar attempts to lengthen the lives of…

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Open House @ Archaeology Collections

February 21 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

STANFORD COMMUNITY MEMBERS: If you’ve been wondering who we are, what we have, or what we do, here’s a chance to find out.  450 Serra Mall Bldg 460 (Margaret Jacks Hall) Basement Rm 020

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Studio Lecture Series: Hung Liu

February 21 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Summoning Ghosts Hung Liu was born in Changchun, China, in 1948, growing up under the Maoist regime. Initially trained in the Socialist Realist style, Liu studied mural painting as a graduate student at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, before immigrating to the US in 1984 to attend the University of California, San Diego. Liu challenges the documentary authority of historical Chinese photographs by subjecting them to the more reflective process of painting. Much of the meaning of…

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David Behrman: Interactive Situations

February 21 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

David Behrman’s program will include revivals of two pieces from the early days of electronic / computer music, as well as one or two recent ones. These are pieces in which the electronics provide situations to be explored rather than fixed compositions with specific instructions to performers. The concert will follow a week of collaborative work with Mills College students during Behrman’s residency there, and will feature participation by two of the Mills grad students. David Behrman has been active…

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Medieval Matters: Medieval and Modern Ideas of Diet and Health

February 21 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

SERIES: MEDIEVAL MATTERSMedieval Matters is a series of public lectures co-sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies, the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and the community group The Sarum Seminar. It explores the relevance of medieval history and culture to understanding the modern world.  Medieval and Modern Ideas of Diet and HealthDespite certain differences, ideas of balance and equilibrium in diet were as important in the Middle Ages as they are today. Medieval people believed in humoral theories based on…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

February 21 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On the eve of a great celebration for the wedding of Theseus, renowned Duke of Athens, and the Amazonian queen Hippolyta, the King and Queen of fairyland meet in the woods just outside the city. Oberon and Titania are quarreling ceaselessly, and their spat has affected the entire natural world around them.  On that very same night, two unsuspecting groups of young Athenians leave the safety of the city behind and venture into the strange and wonderful forest that lies…

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SOLD OUT | GroundPlan: Dances for Roble Theater

February 21 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This Dance Concert brings together the original works of four of TAPS’s faculty artist-choreographers in a concert of dance, live music, video art, and found objects. Showcasing a range of choreographic styles, movement, and visions, the pieces coalesce into a singular evening of dance that makes the case for movement, each one enacting a premise that originates through the body.  Featuring: Goat-trout-snake-lizard girl | Choreography by Diane Frank Night Landing | Choreography by Aleta Hayes FAIL/FAIL (ecstatic discernment) |Choreography by…

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Our World

February 22 12:00 am

As an assignment for Digital Photography II (ARTSTUDI 275), a group of ten photographers were asked to collectively develop a theme for an exhibition and create works based on their conceptual interpretations.In a world plagued by economic inequality and environmental issues, what does it mean to be socially responsible as an artist and image-maker? What is our personal obligation to act for the benefit of society at large? How can we create social awareness of waste, consumption, and environmental damage…

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Vincent Martell, Screening and Artist Talk

February 22 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Vincent Martell is a Chicago-born director and writer whose new web series, Damaged Goods, centers on four artists of color on uncertain paths, struggling to survive in the city of Chicago.  Join us for a screening of Damaged Goods, followed by an artist talk. Students will have the opportunity to engage Martell with questions of inspiration, creative paths, and ways that identity shape his creative work.

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Finding Balance in Life – From the Inside

February 22 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Abstract: Life balance is an important topic. Maintaining a healthy life balance is not only essential for happiness and well-being; it can be a tremendous boost to our productivity and success as well. A well-balanced person has a far greater ability to focus their attention and energy on attaining their goals, taking productive actions and moving forward in a meaningful way. The big question is…What does life balance really mean? What would a balanced life look like to us? And most…

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The Power of the Pause Meditation Retreat at Stanford

February 23 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

For thousands of years, people have taken contemplative retreats, time spent away from one’s normal life, for the purpose of cultivating resilience and equanimity, while deepening meaning, compassion, and wisdom. This Saturday immersion retreat offers you the experience of listening deeply to your body, spirit, and mind while being guided by an experienced teacher in a beautiful setting. Within the nourishing atmosphere and beauty of Stanford’s campus, a combination of teaching, practice, and reflection provides a transformative learning experience. Join us for contemplative practice…

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Josiah McElheny: Island Universe

February 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bringing artist Josiah McElheny’s Island Universe to the Cantor is a rare opportunity to examine both cutting-edge art and physics. The monumental installation of five hanging chandeliers is a visual response to recent theories of the multiverse, an elaboration of the Big Bang theory. The installation is both visually stunning and carefully constructed according to measurements that map the history of time.

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Kerry Tribe: The Elusive Word

February 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Cantor Arts Center will be presenting two films by Los Angeles-based visual artist Kerry Tribe. The first, Critical Mass (2013), on view from February 23–April 29, features a live, performed reenactment of a couple’s heavily edited argument taken from Hollis Frampton’s experimental 1971 film by the same name. Tribe offers modern viewers a fresh look at the struggle to find the words to express how one feels. IMAGE: Kerry Tribe (U.S.A., b. 1973), Critical Mass, 2013. Single-channel video projection with…

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The Medium Is the Message: Art since 1950

February 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

It is the medium that shapes and controls the scale and form of human association and action. —Marshall McLuhan, “The Medium Is the Message” Using works created since 1950, this exhibition explores the relationship between subject, content, and the materials that informed each object’s production.  The exhibition is divided into three broad categories that explore the notion of “medium” in its various contexts: a means of communication, the materials from which an art object is created, and a mediating apparatus…

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February 23 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Artist Shannon Ebner’s work is part of an ongoing, multimedia, and genre-defying project that began in 2016. Comprised of audio recordings, photographs, and literary components, Ebner’s STRAY investigates the ways in which objects and language can shift away from their intended uses, creating new meanings in the process. Through examining these limits, she explores the role of the artist in the act of creation. IMAGE: Shannon Ebner (U.S.A., b. 1971), STRAY, 2017. Audio (left: Susan Howe, “Articulation of Sound Forms…

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Burning Man: Art and Technology, An ArtsWest Symposium

February 23 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This program explores the creative spirit of Burning Man as an original western cultural movement and its innovative paradigm of art as a participatory and interactive experience, not attached to traditional museums or commercial art markets. Technology has increasingly become a component of Burning Man art. We intend to explore the affinity between art and technology with the rise of Silicon Valley and the parallel evolution of the Burning Man movement. Both are pillars of contemporary art and technology based…

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Rhythms Multicultural Showcase

February 23 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rhythms is Stanford Sanskriti’s annual multicultural benefit showcase!  Here’s the list of groups performing:AfrobeatsAkasma BellydanceAllianceBallet FolkloricoKaorihivaKayumanggiLos SalserosRitmo de StanfordSpicmacayStanford BhangraStanford NoopurStanford RaagapellaStanford Tapth@tUrban Styles Held every year on Family Weekend, Rhythms brings several cultural groups together in dance and song to raise money for a good cause. All proceeds this year will contribute to Team Uplifting Punjab, a non-profit that strives to address and work on social issues in Punjab like education, women empowerment and drug addiction. Friends and family…

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An Evening With Glen Keane

February 23 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Glen Keane is a 2018 Oscar Academy Award winner and former Directing Animator at Disney.  He is famous for bringing characters in The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Aladdin, and Tarzan to life.  Join us for a discussion with Keane including a mesmerizing virtual reality performance! This event is presented by Stanford Speakers Bureau in association with Rabbit Hole VR.

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Public Tour | Memorial Church

February 24 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.

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Kendrick Shen, piano and guitar

February 24 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Kendrick Shen’s recital will feature Schubert’s Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango, and Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez performed on guitar.

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Compline: An Evening Service of Song

February 24 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Compline (pronounced “komp-lin”) A reflective, contemplative 30-minute service of hymns, anthems and chant sung by Stanford and local choral ensembles in the tranquil candlelit ambiance of Memorial Church. All are welcome. Sundays, 9:00 – 9:30 pm (during the academic year with the exception of university holidays and academic breaks) in Memorial Church. The East Bay Singers will be singing this evening.  Upcoming Compline dates March 3 Valley Presbyterian Church March 10 Crescendo March 17 Trinity Choir April 7 Christ Church Portola…

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Dawn Harms: Adventures in Music

February 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am

From Bach to the Orange Blossom Special, Dawn Harms presents a family music show to delight children — who might find themselves playing a violin for the first time, or composing a piece right before your very eyes (and ears)! There’s something for everyone — both entertaining and educational. | Presented in partnership with the Friends of Music at Stanford.

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[CANCELLED] Dawn Harms: Adventures in Music

February 25 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

From Bach to the Orange Blossom Special, Dawn Harms presents a family music show to delight children — who might find themselves playing a violin for the first time, or composing a piece right before your very eyes (and ears)! There’s something for everyone — both entertaining and educational. | Presented in partnership with the Friends of Music at Stanford. Note: Both presentations of this event are the same program.

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“The Zohar: Pritzker Edition” with Daniel Matt

February 25 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the first ever full translation of the Zohar into English. Daniel Matt’s translation, recently published by Stanford University Press in a twelve-volume set, has been hailed as “a monumental contribution to the history of Jewish thought.”  At this event, Alan Harvey and Ariel Mayse will discuss the significance of the publication, and Professor Matt will read and discuss selections from his translation. Daniel Matt is one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah and the Zohar. He has been…

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Muller Chamber Choir Concert

February 25 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

As part of their upcoming U.S. tour in 2019, Müller Chamber Choir will be performing at the beautiful Stanford Memorial Church on the Stanford University campus. This event is generously sponsored by Stanford University’s Office for Religious Life and presented by ArtsSV. 

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