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.
- February 14, Natalie Pellolio, PhD candidate in art and art history, discusses Alexander Rodchenko’s Pozharnaia lestnitsa in the Marie Stauffer Sigall Gallery.
Faculty Lecture: Nancy Troy, "The Afterlife of Piet Mondrian"
Thursday, January 30, 5:30 pm, Cantor Auditorium
Nancy Troy, the Victoria and Roger Sant Professor in Art and Chair of the Department of Art & Art History, examines how Piet Mondrian's signature style of abstract art was made newly visible to broader and more diverse audiences after it was appropriated by couturier Yves Saint Laurent for his "Mondrian Look" in 1965, 21 years after the artist's death.
Author Talk: Edward Ball, "The Inventor and the Tycoon"
Thursday, February 6, 7 pm, Clark Auditorium (Clark Center, 318 Campus Drive, intersection of Campus and Roth, one block from Cantor) Click here for directions.
Author Edward Ball tells the improbable story of the birth of moving pictures during the 1870s in Palo Alto, when Leland Stanford, the exorbitantly rich railroad developer (and future university benefactor) formed a strange partnership with Eadweard Muybridge, an itinerant landscape photographer, who happened to be a murderer, a man whose trial created one of the first national media events. The result, 140 years later? Our own culture of visual media, in which we guzzle hours of motion pictures in a day.
Poetry Reading: Anne Waldman
Thursday, February 20, 7 pm, Cantor Auditorium
Renowned poet Anne Waldman reads several of her poems (one unpublished), discusses their context, and also talks about her collaboration with artist Elizabeth Murray to create "Her Story," a poetry project on view in the current Cantor exhibition "Her Story": Prints by Elizabeth Murray, 1986-2006.