Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center Presents The First Ruth K. Franklin Symposium "Crosscultural Perspectives On The Arts Of Oceania"

February 18, 2003

Stanford, CA, November 15, 2002—The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University presents Crosscultural Perspectives on the Arts of Oceania, the first Ruth K. Franklin Symposium, on February 18, 2003 in the McCaw Hall, The Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center. Admission is free to the museum and the symposium, but seating is limited and advance registration is required. Participants can reserve a box lunch when registering. Call 650-725-3155 for registration and box lunch reservation.

This symposium includes talks by five distinguished scholars. Lecture titles will be announced in January.

  • Morning session: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Dirk Smidt, National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden
    Anne D'Alleva, University of Connecticut
  • No-host lunch: 12:30–1:45 p.m.
  • Afternoon session: 1:45–4:30 p.m.
    Eric P. Kjellgren, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Jerome Feldman, Hawaii Pacific University
    Adrienne Kaeppler, Smithsonian Institution
  • Cantor Arts Center: 4:30–6:30 p.m.
    Africa and Oceania Galleries open for viewing

Ruth Franklin was the first Phyllis Wattis Curator for the Art of African, Oceania, and the Americas at the Cantor Arts Center. Just prior to her retirement and her untimely death in 2000, she assisted in selecting Manuel Jordán Pérez as the next Wattis Curator. Franklin's curatorial work for the Center significantly strengthened the collection and program in her field. In 2002, an anonymous donor established the Ruth K. Franklin Fund for Lectures and Symposia in the art of African, Oceania, and the Americas. Memorial gifts from numerous donors also support the Franklin Fund, which will make possible an annual lecture or symposium in perpetuity. Crosscultural Perspectives on the Art of Oceania is the first of these programs presented in her memory.

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