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Angel of Grief sculpture / L.A. Cicero

Stanford police seek information on vandalism of Angel of Grief

Police recently received a report that someone had broken off the front left forearm of the monument.

conservator cleaning a Rodin sculpture / Kurt Hickman

Stanford conservators work to preserve Rodin Sculpture Garden

To fend off corrosion from dust, UV light radiation and acid rain, conservators wash and wax the sculptures to preserve their patina.  

John Henry Merryman / Steve Gladfelter

John Henry Merryman, Stanford art law pioneer, dies at 95

An internationally renowned expert on art and cultural property law as well as comparative law, Merryman dedicated his life to the study and teaching of law at Stanford.

St. Lawrence String Quartet

The art of music: String quartet captivates visitors to the Anderson Collection

As part of an effort to engage visitors in fresh and unique gallery experiences, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University treated museum visitors to a special performance by the St. Lawrence String Quartet.  

Sculptures in the Rodin Sculpture Garden/Photo: L.A. Cicero

Visitor Center debuts campus tour showcasing Stanford's excellence in the humanities and arts

Led by Stanford students, the tours include stops at the new arts district and at key locations for the study of the human experience.

Noel Coward play

Stanford Repertory Theater presents the wide range of Noël Coward

Summer is the season for SRT's annual festival devoted to a single artist, but Coward may very well count as several.

view of McMurtry Building / L.A. Cicero

Stanford art and art history faculty, staff making plans for the McMurtry Building

Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the new interdisciplinary arts hub is expected to house a hive of activity.

Phil Klay, Natasha Tredewey / Courtesy Stanford Live

Award-winning authors to discuss writing about war at Stanford Live event

Poet Natasha Trethewey and fiction writer Phil Klay will read selections from their works and join Stanford political scientist Scott Sagan in conversation on June 30 at Bing Concert Hall.

Edward Hopper painting

Stanford's Cantor Arts Center acquires an early Edward Hopper painting

"New York Corner," 1913, finds a new home at Stanford University.

members of the Stanford Conductorless Orchestra / Allison Semrad

Stanford student group reshapes music-making hierarchy

Twenty-four musicians experiment with collaborative leadership in their new conductorless ensemble, SCOr.