All lectures and symposia are held in the Cantor Arts Center auditorium and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
|Also see the Art Focus Lecture Series, which offers visitors an opportunity to expand their knowledge of art through lectures, seminars, and workshops with faculty, curators, art experts, and artists.|
Spotlight on Art
Graduate students in the Department of Art & Art History give free gallery talks on the second Friday of most months at 2 pm during the academic year.
- March 14, Indie Choudhury, PhD candidate in art and art history, discusses Anthony Caro's Writing Piece "Yet" in the Freidenrich Family Gallery.
- April 11, Sydney Simon, PhD candidate in art and art history, discusses John McCracken's Red Block in the Freidenrich Family Gallery.
- May 9, Oliver Shultz, PhD candidate in art and art history, discusses a work in the galleries.
Student finalists for the 2014 Geballe Prize for Writing read excerpts of their entries. Pick up a schedule with locations at a lobby information desk that evening.
The J. Sanford and Vinie Miller Distinguished Lecture in Asian Art
Thursday, May 1, 7 pm, Cantor auditorium
Leading Chinese conceptual artist Gu Wenda uses his art and experiences to discuss developments in contemporary Chinese art.
Artist Lecture: Andrea Fraser
“Art, Equity, and Inequity: A Talk by Andrea Fraser with Response by Shannon Jackson”
Thursday, May 8, 5:30 pm, Annenberg Auditorium
Noted performance artist Andrea Fraser explores the motivations—everything from prestige to financial investment to personal fulfillment—that drive artists, collectors, art dealers, and corporate sponsors. Shannon Jackson, professor of rhetoric and of theater, dance, and performance studies at the University of California, Berkeley, joins Fraser in conversation.
"Photography, Yosemite, and Stanford: The Legacy of Carleton Watkins"
Thursday, May 15, 5:30 pm, Cantor auditorium
Distinguished Stanford faculty, curators, and scholars discuss the enduring impact of Carleton Watkins's photographs.
Interactive Demo: Student App-Developers Present Watkins Exhibition Technologies
Thursday, May 22, 5:30 pm, Cantor auditorium
Meet Ash Ngu (Computer Science/Art ‘15) and Davis Wertheimer (Symbolic Systems ‘16), the Stanford students behind the three Cartographic Digital Visualization apps in Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums. Ngu and Wertheimer will demonstrate the exhibition technologies that allow you to contrast Watkins’ photographs with present-day views of the Pacific Coast, to virtually travel throughout the Yosemite Valley through its earliest images by Watkins, and to visualize the progression of Watkins’ travel down the Columbia River.
Faculty Lecture: Dr. James Chang
Thursday, May 29, 6:30 pm, Cantor auditorium
Dr. Chang, hand surgeon and professor of plastic surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine, discusses his part in the fascinating collaboration between four Stanford groups that resulted in the unique Cantor exhibition Inside Rodin's Hands: Art, Technology, and Surgery.