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December 2019

Was Leonardo da Vinci’s World Map the First to Name America? A Talk with Christopher Tyler

December 10 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

This 500th anniversary year of Leonardo’s death in 1519 is an appropriate moment for a reappraisal of his largely unrecognized contribution to global cartography. An obscure page of his notebooks in the Codex Atlanticus contains a world map in a unique octant projection, validated by the inclusion of sketch of this projection on a separate page, where he explores many forms of global projection. Christopher’s talk will reassess the dating of Leonardo’s unique mappamundi to suggest that it predates the famous map of…

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Holiday Heist with the Jazz Mafia

December 10 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bay Area’s own Jazz Mafia are making a return to the Bing after their sold-out appearance at Stanford Live’s annual Bing Fling. This time around, they’re looking to steal the show in the Bing Studio cabaret, where the merry fun will have you dancing in and out of your seats. On stage will be vocalists Trance Thompson and Moorea Dickason; Tommy Occhiuto on sax; Adam Theis on bass and trombone; Matt Wong on keys; and Darian Gray on drums. Holiday drink specials and snacks…

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2019 Fall MFA Documentary Film Screening

December 10 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Films by First Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program. Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening. Free and open to the public. IN SCREENING ORDER: I Thought I Wasn’t Ready by Aurora BrachmanA mother and child recall an important moment of truth. These Walls Talk by Adrian BurrellThese Walls Talk sketches black life through the eyes of my grandmother, Threather, who sought refuge from racial terror in Minden Louisiana by moving to Oakland in 1945. The…

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Meet the Makers Autumn 2019

December 11 9:30 am - 11:00 am

More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING Autumn Quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, fine jewelry, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE! Admission Info Free Admission

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A Chanticleer Christmas

December 11 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

San Francisco’s own men’s choir, famous world-wide, brings its annual holiday celebration blend to Memorial Church. Since its 1978 founding in San Francisco by Louis Botto, Chanticleer has toured the world, winning bravos from the capitals of Europe to the greenways of Central Park, where the group has sung alongside the New York Philharmonic. It wouldn’t be December at Stanford without it.

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Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous December 2019

December 12 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The LASERs are a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience. This event will present artists, scientists, thinkers, inventors, and scholars who are working on paradigm shifts. The schedule also allows time for the audience to socialize and encourages people in the audience to briefly introduce their own work. Chaired by Piero Scaruffi. SPEAKERS: Daniel Dever (Stanford/ Regenerative Medicine) on “Repairing disease genes in hematopoietic stem cells for…

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Stanford Baroque Soloists: Bachs & Biber — NEW DATE!

December 12 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Stanford Baroque Soloists, under the direction of Anthony Martin, presents their Fall program “Bachs & Biber” with works by C.P.E. Bach, J.C. Bach, W.F. Bach, J.C.F. Bach, and Heinrich Biber. Note: This event has been rescheduled from November 25.

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Annual Messiah Sing / Play Along

December 13 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This annual “sing and play it yourself” celebration of Handel’s masterwork, conducted by Stephen Sano, is a favorite of campus and community! Orchestral parts will be provided, and singers may purchase scores at the door or bring their own. Admission Info ADVANCE TICKETS: GENERAL $18 | STUDENTS $13 | SENIORS $13 (Now on sale!) AT THE DOOR: GENERAL $23 | STUDENTS $18 | SENIORS $18

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Holiday House Tour: Hanna House and Filoli

December 14 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays with a spectacular house and garden tour on Saturday, December 14! Join the Stanford Historical Society on this special visit to two San Francisco Bay Area landmarks: Hanna House and Filoli Historic House and Garden, the architectural masterpieces of Frank Lloyd Wright and Arthur Brown Jr. respectively. The tour will showcase the connection of architecture to landscape in two very different settings: a grand country estate and a sophisticated but intimate home on Stanford University campus. Guests…

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A Tribute to the Music of a Charlie Brown Christmas

December 14 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Back by popular demand, we’re proud to present a tribute to Vince Guaraldi’s soundtrack album to A Charlie Brown Christmas, the 1965 holdiay classic. Join SJW for a show that will warm your heart and put you in the holiday spirit, featuring jazz pianist Glen Pearson (Count Basie), bassist Ruth Davies (Charles Brown, Elvin Bishop), and drummer Lorca Hart (Freddie Hubbard, Calvin Keys, Stanley Jordan, Craig Handy). Originally broadcast in 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas is hands-down one of the most…

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Holiday Organ Recital: Dr. Robert Huw Morgan

December 15 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Dr. Robert Huw Morgan, university organist, presents his annual holiday recital.  Internationally acclaimed organist Robert Huw Morgan is University Organist, Lecturer in Organ, and Director of both the Stanford University Singers and the Memorial Church Choir at Stanford University. The native of Wales holds dual doctorates in Organ Performance and Orchestral Conducting from the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Morgan is an active recitalist whose repertoire runs from the earliest sources to contemporary music. In 2005 he performed the complete…

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Left of Center: Student Curator Talks

December 21 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Left of Center: Five Years of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University is the first fully student-curated exhibition created for the museum. Join one of the graduate students from Stanford Department of Art and Art History for an informative talk in the galleries in which they share their reflections on the exhibit, the artworks, and the artists.

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Camera as Witness Presents documentary WASTE LAND

December 26 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Camera as Witness/Stanford Arts and Anderson Collection Museum presentART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE series co-presented with Stanford Film Society Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of catadores—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves…

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Art and Social Justice Film Series: Waste Land

December 26 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

documentary film series at the Anderson Collectionwith CAW (Camera as Witness) Program/UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) Waste Land Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of catadores—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images…

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January 2020

Kuklejal Politics, Anti – Racist Horizons and the (Neo)Colonial Mexican State

January 10, 2020 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm

Over the past two decades, Zapatista indigenous community members have asserted their autonomy and self-determination by using everyday practices as part of their struggle for lekil kuxlejal, a dignified collective life connected to a specific territory. This in-depth ethnography summarizes Mariana Mora’s more than ten years of extended research and solidarity work in Chiapas, with Tseltal and Tojolabal community members helping to design and evaluate her fieldwork. The result of that collaboration—a work of activist anthropology—reveals how Zapatista kuxlejal (or…

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Second Sunday Family Day

January 12, 2020 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cantor Events: Drop-in Studio: Experiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in the hands-on art-making experience. All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to attend.Art Packs: Check out an Art Pack that includes themed activities for visitors of all ages and supplies for sketching while visiting the galleries.Sunday Spotlight: 15-minute gallery talk for all ages. Talks start at 11:30 am and continue throughout the day on the half hour through 2:30 pm.Activity Table: Inspired by…

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Trade and Empire: African Art’s Golden Age

January 14, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 2020 Ruth K. Franklin Lecture on the Arts of Africa, Oceania, And the Americas: Gus Casely-Hayford The richest of arts do not just symbolize historic moments; these arts are tools that carve out empires. Dr. Augustus (Gus) Casely-Hayford, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, explains how the challenges posed by the Southern Atlantic Ocean thwarted West African leaders’ attempts to expand over centuries. Notably, in the fourteenth century, the young Emperor of Mali, Mansa Musa, set…

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Patreon Co-Founder and CTO Sam Yam @ ETL

January 15, 2020 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

In 2013, Sam Yam teamed up with his former Stanford roommate Jack Conte to create Patreon, a platform that connects content creators with members who provide recurring revenue. As co-founder and CTO, Yam has built Patreon into a service that has funded more than one hundred thousand creatives, channelling an estimated one billion dollars to musicians, podcasters, and artists of all kinds.  This appearance by Sam Yam is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us live as we…

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“Gender and Access to Justice in the Hebrew Bible” with Justice Daphne Barak-Erez

January 15, 2020 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aaron Roland Endowed Lecture The lecture will address the role of women in the justice systems of the Hebrew bible, by reference to a story of one judge, the stories of several women who managed to appear as parties to trials, and other stories of women whose cases led to litigation but who themselves were not directly involved in it. Through these narratives, the lecture will assess the importance of access to justice and analyze strategies to overcome barriers on…

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Kronos Quartet

January 15, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The 60’s, The Years That Changed America  At the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, Mahalia Jackson’s shout to her close friend Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed his speech: “Tell them about the Dream! Tell them about the Dream!” It’s said that her plea inspired Dr. King to stray off-script in his immortal speech. That passage, captured in notes made by King speechwriter and Stanford Scholar in Residence Dr. Clarence B. Jones, is central to composer Zachary James Watson’s Peace…

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Gallery Talk | Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

January 16, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Cantor’s Assistant Curator of American Art, Aleesa Alexander, in Freidenrich Family Gallery to discuss Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze. Featuring paintings made in the last five years, Casteel’s large-scale portraits of Harlem community members are intimate portrayals of often overlooked members of society. In her own words, “I’ve always had an inclination toward seeing people who might be easily unseen.” Casteel’s deeply empathetic approach to portraiture makes her one of the most important emerging artists working today. Jordan Casteel: Returning…

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Nicole Fleetwood on Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration

January 16, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Art & Art History presents the new speaker series, Living Art History: Race, Methodology & Praxis, featuring Nicole Fleetwood, professor of American studies and art history at Rutgers University.  Professor Fleetwood will discuss her forthcoming book, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration, which examines the impact of mass incarceration on contemporary art and culture. Focusing on art made in US prisons and in collaboration with artists and activists across the nation, she explores various…

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What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Jia Tolentino

January 16, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Jia Tolentino, a staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of the widely acclaimed essay collection Trick Mirror, will join Stanford’s English professor Mark Greif for a conversation about her craft and career. Formerly, Tolentino was the deputy editor at Jezebel and a contributing editor at the Hairpin. She grew up in Texas, went to University of Virginia, and received her MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Grantland, and Pitchfork, among other places. She lives…

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James Gentry: “Simplicity and Elaboration in Buddhist Theory and Practice: …”

January 16, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

“Simplicity and Elaboration in Buddhist Theory and Practice: Points of Friction in the Tantric Profile of the Great Perfection” Abstract: From the vantage point of many contemporary Tibetan Buddhist traditions, the non-dual nature of intrinsic awakened cognition—or buddhanature—serves as the pristine ground and culminating realization of the elaborate mainstream tantric visualizations, baroque ceremonials, and demanding physical postures connected with deity-yoga and subtle-body practices. Yet the presumed symbiosis between the simplicity of just letting go into intrinsic awakened cognition and the elaboration…

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Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime

January 16, 2020 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Stanford’s Ge Wang as he unpacks the ideas and inspirations that went into his “MusiComic Manifesto,” Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime. Investigating design through the vehicles of music and technology, the book begins with a simple question: What is design? In pursuit of an answer, Artful Design takes the reader on a journey of discovery—of the nature, meaning, and purpose of design in this age of technology, and the many related questions that arise.…

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