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Cantor Arts Center offers many opportunities for Stanford faculty and students and the public to engage with our exhibitions and collections through public programs. All programs are free and open to all. See the calendar for a full list, explore the links at left for information, or sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter. The museum is accessible to people with disabilities.

JANUARY

Gallery Talk: Russia's Crown Reprised

Saturday, January 13, 12:30 pm, Ruth Levison Halperin Gallery

Edward Kasinec, visiting fellow, Hoover Institution Library & Archives. Lascelle Meserve and Nicolas de Basily collected and cherished old Russia and its art. This gallery talk highlights their gifts to the Hoover Institution Library & Archives which make up part of the institution’s impressive holdings on the Russian Revolution and Imperial Russia.

 

Gallery Talk: Rodin: The Shock of the Modern Body
Thursday, January 18, 12 pm, Susan and John Diekman Gallery
Melissa A. Yuen, curatorial fellow for American and European Art to 1900, discusses The Monuments: The Burghers of Calais and Monument to Balzac in the exhibition.

 

Intersections: Recent Works to Date, Pope.L

Thursday, January 18, 5:30 pm, Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building

The visual artist and educator Pope.L creates works in various formats, including writing, painting, performance, installation, video, and sculpture. Building upon his long history of enacting provocative performances in public spaces, Pope.L applies some of the same performative strategies to his interests in language, gender, race, and community.

 

Film Series: Classics of Soviet Cinema – October (Ten Days that Shook the World)

Thursday, January 25, 6 pm, Cantor Auditorium

Introduction by Karla Oeler, associate professor, Film and Media Studies, Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University

 

Gallery Talk: In Dialogue: African Arts
Wednesday, January 31, 1 pm, Thomas K. Seligman Gallery

Fantasy Coffin in the Shape of a Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Bottle by artist Theophilus Nii Anum Sowah

 

FEBRUARY

Film Series: Classics of Soviet Cinema – The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

Thursday, February 1, 6 pm, Cantor Auditorium

 

Film Series: Classics of Soviet Cinema – Man with a Movie Camera

Thursday, February 8, 6 pm, Cantor Auditorium

 

Gallery Talk: The Rodin: Shock of the Modern Body
Wednesday, February 14, 12 pm, Susan and John Diekman Gallery
Melissa A. Yuen, curatorial fellow for American and European Art to 1900, discusses The Monuments: The Gates of Hell in the exhibition.

 

Gallery Talk: Love & Revolution
Wednesday, February 14, 2 pm, Ruth Levison Halperin Gallery
Samira Bozorgi, assistant archivist for exhibitions, Hoover Institution Library & Archives. This Valentine’s Day talk focuses on some of the couples who appear in the exhibition including Catherine the Great and Peter III, Nicolas and Lascelle de Basily, and Soviet avant-garde artist couple Valentina Kulagina and Gustav Klutsis.

Film Series: Classics of Soviet Cinema – Lenin in October

Thursday, February 15, 6 pm, Cantor Auditorium

 

Gallery Talk: The Brave New World of Soviet Political Posters

Saturday, February 24, 2 pm, Ruth Levison Halperin Gallery

Bertrand M. Patenaude, research fellow, Hoover Institution Library & Archives. This gallery talk highlights how the new Soviet regime pioneered the political propaganda poster and examines recurring themes, symbols, and messages.

 

MARCH

Talk: Yve-Alain Bois on Ellsworth Kelly

Thursday, March 1, 6 pm, Cantor Auditorium

Introduction by Nancy Troy, Victoria and Roger Sant Professor in Art, Department of Art & Art History
Yve-Alain Bois, professor of art history at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and a specialist in 20th-century European and American art, is recognized as an expert on Ellsworth Kelly. He is currently working on the second of five volumes in a catalogue raisonné of Kelly’s paintings and sculptures.

 

Gallery Talk: Hidden in Plain Sight

Saturday, March 3, 12 pm, Ruth Levison Halperin Gallery

Marissa Schleicher Rhee, project archivist for exhibitions, Hoover Institution Library & Archives. Learn behind the scenes stories of some of the objects on view in the exhibition. The Flipside of Vladimirov: Discover the artist’s endeavors to portray himself as the faithful patriot while also depicting the realities that came with the revolution and Soviet rule. The Red Army ABCs: View pages from this colorful book and explore the symbolism in the images and the lessons they were intended to teach. Russian Girl Power On Display: Discuss the limited role of women in the exhibition, womens’ role in the revolution, and the irony that more powerful women are displayed from Imperial times.

 

Art Practice Talk: Jonathan Calm

African-American Automobility: The Dangerous Freedom of the Open Road

Thursday, March 8, 6 pm, Cantor Auditorium

Jonathan Calm, assistant professor of photography, Department of Art & Art History, is a visual artist whose interests include urban architecture and housing. Currently, he is developing new work around the representation of African-American automobility, featuring performance, reenactment, and portraiture to evoke the tension between moving and still images and bodies.

 

APRIL

Art Practice Talk: Terry Berlier

Cruising Desire Lines

Thursday, April 5, 6 pm, Cantor Auditorium

Terry Berlier, associate professor, Art & Art History, is an interdisciplinary artist who investigates the evolution of human interaction with the natural world, queerness, and ecologies. This results in sculptures that are kinetic and sound based, and multimedia installations.

 

Panel Discussion : The Matter of Photography in the Americas

Thursday, April 12, 6 pm, Cantor Auditorium
Moderator: Natalia Brizuela, associate professor, departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Film and Media, University of California, Berkeley
Panelists:
- Peggy Phalen, Ann O’Day Maples Chair in the Arts and professor of Theater & Performance Studies and English, Stanford University

- Lotty Rosenfeld, Santiago, Chile–based interdisciplinary artist

- Monica Mayer, Mexican artist, activist, and art critic