The Cantor Arts Center offers myriad opportunities for Stanford faculty and students and the public at large to participate in programs, classes, and art-related events. Most of the programs are free. See the calendar for a full list, explore the links at left for information, or sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter. The Center is fully accessible to people with disabilities.
Select Wednesdays in October, November, and December Cantor Auditorium
Join us for Season 8 of ART 21, the Peabody-Award-winning PBS series featuring portraits of 16 innovative artists who live & work in four dynamic cities.
Chicago: October 5 and November 2
Los Angeles: October 12 and November 30
Mexico City: October 19 and December 7
Vancouver: October 26 and December 14
No registration required. Episodes will be screened at the Cantor Auditorium at 12pm, 1pm, and 2 pm.
Activate this public art project by sampling local tap waters and engaging in conversation with scientists, engineers, artists, activists, students, and others whose work focuses on issues around water.
Saturday, November 5, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Inner Courtyard
Saturday, November 12, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Inner Courtyard
Saturday, November 19, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Inner Courtyard
Thursday, November, 17, 6:00pm, Halperin Gallery
Saturday, January 21, 12:30pm, Halperin Gallery
Saturday, February 25, 12:30pm, Halperin Gallery
Elizabeth Mitchell, Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Drawings, Prints and Photographs, leads a gallery talk through The Wonder of Everyday Life: Dutch Golden Age Prints.While the Dutch republic experienced unprecedented economic prosperity in the 17th century, printmakers were exceptionally sensitive - and sometimes obsessive - when rendering the details of everyday life. Their style introduced visual realism to the dramatic and dynamic compositions characteristic of the Baroque. A hallmark of Dutch prints created during this Golden Age is their depiction of the grit, dark corners and textures present in the mundane objects featured in domestic scenes, landscapes, portraits, and even compositions interpreting literature or religious texts.
Thursday, December 8, at 6:00pm, Cantor Auditorium
Scott Bukatman, cultural theorist and Professor of Film and Media Studies at Stanford University, discusses how the syntheses of word and image presented in comics engages and engrosses readers. Bukatman is also the curator of Comics in America, currently on view in the Lynn Kyrwick Gibbons gallery.
Thursday, December 8, at 7:00pm, Robert Mondavi Family Gallery
Stanford graduate students Danee Conley (Theater and Performance Studies), Mai Wang (English), and Lora Webb (Art History), will discuss The Sorceress from their unique disciplinary perspectives.