Arts and Creativity

dancers in foreground with faculty members Michael St. Clair and Camille Utterback / L.A. Cicero

A molecular physics experience through movement at Stanford

Faculty members Michael St. Clair and Camille Utterback work with dancers on a project building on the technology of 'dance Spectroscopy.'

Punk rock posters

Stanford library's punk poster art collection revives '80s musical history

The archive of posters for legendary 1980s San Francisco bands offers a colorful path of research for scholars from diverse fields. The size and comprehensiveness of the Tom Law Punk Poster collection is probably unmatched anywhere, library officials say.

George Segal's 'Gay Liberation' sculpture at Stanford / Linda A. Cicero

Stanford art historian explores the shocking yet affirmative power of gay imagery

Stanford art historian Richard Meyer co-authors Art and Queer Culture, the first major historical survey to consider the ways in which homosexual codes and cultures yield creative resources for visual artists.

Louis McWilliams as Ishmael in the foreground with other cast members behind. /PHoto: Stefanie Okuda

Stanford Repertory Theater in the throes of a whale hunt and preparing for an alien invasion

Stanford Rep celebrates Orson Welles with his theatrical adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick and a recreation of his 1938 radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds.

Jacob Lawrence

Works from American art giants enter Stanford's permanent collection

Among the works is this piece by Jacob Lawrence. (Image: © 2014 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York)

Museum of Applied Art, Cologne

Stanford art historian uncovers commodity culture in Mondrian's legacy

Through a study of the interplay between consumerism and the work of Piet Mondrian, Stanford art historian Nancy Troy uncovers how social forces shaped the artist's legacy.

Aerial view McMurtry construction

Stanford's McMurtry Building is the third new arts building in as many years

Stanford's arts district continues to develop on pace with the completion of the Anderson Collection building and progress on McMurtry, tapping into innovative artistic traditions on campus and beyond.

Closeup of student artist's hand drawing /Photo: Kurt Hickman

New Stanford first-year residential program focuses on the arts

Designed to showcase the arts as an essential part of scholarly and public life, Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture (ITALIC) gives first-year students a place to explore the arts practically and analytically, regardless of their majors.



Stanford Dance Division breaks new ground with 'Construction Site'

Guides calling themselves the "construction crew" lead a traveling audience to site-specific dances built around five campus locations.

Mark Urbanek

Mark Urbanek, 'tireless in his dedication to accomplishment,' wins Amy J. Blue Award

As technical manager for the Film & Media Studies Program, Mark Urbanek helps train undergraduate and graduate students in the proper use of video, audio, lighting and editing equipment. His other passions include superheroes, gardening and bubbles.  Video