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.|
Dance Department Film Screening
May 30, 5–7 pm
Stanford’s Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS), Dance Division presents films that explore the ideas of legacy, body expression, and art. The screenings are underwritten by the Stanford Arts Initiative, the Vice President for Undergraduate Education, and TA PS Dance Division.
Thursday, May 30: In Tie It Into My Hand (work in progress), filmmaker Paul Festa explores the languages of performance and the passing of knowledge when he takes a violin lesson from established performing and visual artists, none of whom are violinists. For more information, visit the film's website.
Lecture: Diane Arbus and Howard Nemerov: A Resemblance
Thursday, June 6, 5:30 pm
Pulitzer prize-winning poet Howard Nemerov and renowned photographer Diane Arbus were brother and sister. The two were close, but their creative lives were very different. Or were they? In this talk, Alexander Nemerov, the son of Howard Nemerov and the nephew of Diane Arbus, discusses the connection between his father and aunt as well as his connection to each of them. Nemerov is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor of Arts and Humanities at Stanford.
Curator Lecture: Elizabeth Mitchell
Thursday, July 18, 5:30 pm, Cantor auditorium, free
Elizabeth Mitchell, Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, speaks about the drawing tradition in France, touching on works presented in both Storied Past and Drawn to the Body.