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architect's rendering of theater in Roble Gym / Courtesy Cody Anderson Wasney Architects

Stanford's historic Roble Gym to open in the fall after arts-oriented renovation

Harry Elam, vice provost for undergraduate education and a drama professor, will direct the first theater production in the newly renovated building.

Robert Huw Morgan

Stanford organist draws lofty sounds from Memorial Church's thousands of pipes

Under the skillful hands – and feet – of university organist Robert Huw Morgan, Stanford's Memorial Church fills with remarkable music from the Fisk-Nanney organ, a Baroque-type instrument that is one of five organs in the church.  

pictograph, little bighorn

Warrior's view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn on display at Stanford

The "Red Horse" exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center provides a treasure trove of illustrations and insights on Custer's Last Stand in 1876.

Joo-Mee Lee

Stanford New Ensemble presents new classical music in new ways to new audiences

The Stanford New Ensemble offers music that is experimental and performed in untraditional venues around campus.

Stanford undergraduate Maria Doerr

Stanford students take listeners on a voyage of discovery

Stanford students are producing audio documentaries based on interviews they recorded last summer with funding from Braden Storytelling Grants, which were designed to introduce students to the art of spoken storytelling.

Untitled skech by Ricard Diebenkorn of some castle-like buildings and trees / Cantor Arts Center

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford spotlights Richard Diebenkorn's sketchbooks

The exhibition, Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed, has been extended through Aug. 22, 2016, and all of the artist's sketchbooks are online via a new website. An extensive catalog has been published by Stanford University Press.  

Colin Stinson and Lee Fatheree work on photographing Rodin sculptures for Cantor Arts Center's digitization project / L.A. Cicero

Stanford's Cantor Arts Center digitizes collection for online database

The 6-year project provides free access for scholars and art lovers alike to both the works on view and the 95 percent of the collection held in storage.  

Man's face being manipulated into strange expression

Artistic works influence our minds and nervous systems, Stanford scholar reveals

Stanford theater historian Matthew Wilson Smith's new research shows how 19th century brain science has nerved its way into the drama of our lives, both onstage and off.

dancers rehearsing in courtyard of McMurtry Building / Jamie Lyons

Stanford performances and symposium highlight architecture

Stanford continues to be the "it" place for architecture with upcoming dance performances on Nov. 7-8 and a symposium on Nov. 13 with international experts.

Christina Hodge examing a late 19th-century dip net for catching fish / L.A. Cicero

New Stanford exhibition highlights power of reinterpretation, consultation with Native American communities

The new Stanford exhibition, "From 'Curios' to Ambassadors: Changing Roles of the Daggett Collection from Tribes of the Lower Klamath River," highlights Native American tribal objects in a way that more precisely reflects their origins. It is on view through June 4, 2016.