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Stanford’s newest building spotlights art and art history

Stanford's new McMurtry Building was feted by the media, the campus community and officially welcomed into the campus fold. The first new building of the academic year, McMurtry houses the Department of Art & Art History.

On Oct. 6, Stanford Board of Trustees Chair Steven Denning formally accepted the McMurtry Building for theDepartment of Art & Art History. It is the first new building to open this academic year. The building dedication was one of several celebratory events on Tuesday.   The McMurtry Building at Stanford University, the new home of the Department…

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Jason Linetzky named first director of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University

The longtime manager of the Anderson family's extensive private collection will shepherd the core of the collection from its current residential home to a new university home in the developing arts district.

Jason Linetzky has spent the better part of his 20-year career working with one of the world’s most coveted private collections of 20th-century American art: the Anderson Collection. The collection was built over the last 50 years by Bay Area residents Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, and by their daughter, Mary Patricia Anderson Pence.…

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Stanford art history graduate students will take a hands-on approach thanks to Mellon Grant

The Cantor Arts Center and the Department of Art and Art History forge a partnership to rethink the relationship between objects and academic study.

For an art lover, there is nothing quite like standing in front of a work of art. There’s the scale of the work, the texture of the paint, and the visceral emotional reaction that can only come through experience. For the museum curator, handling these objects – reading the artist’s scribbles on the back of…

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In a series of gatherings, Stanford discusses the ethics of wealth

Spread across the school year, a series of talks, readings, films and performances organized by the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society will explore the relationship between money and humanity.

With all the things that money can buy comes a slew of ethical and moral dilemmas. To name a few: Does wealth make people happy? Are large wealth inequalities damaging to a democracy? What are the moral obligations of the wealthy to those in need? Throughout the 2012-13 academic year scholars from an array of…

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New building, new faculty demonstrate ambitious growth plans for Stanford’s Department of Art and Art History

The university reveals Diller Scofidio + Renfro architectural renderings for the McMurtry Building, scheduled for completion in 2015, and announces two new art history faculty, Alexander Nemerov and Richard Meyer.

Earlier this month, during their final meeting of the academic year, the Stanford Board of Trustees moved two significant building projects forward: the Anderson Collection at Stanford University and the McMurtry Building for the Department of Art and Art History. Ennead Architects’ renderings of the building to house the Anderson Collection of post-World War II American art…

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