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A message from the Vice Presidency for the Arts at Stanford

A Message from the Vice Presidency for the Arts

Stanford Office of the Vice President for the Arts stands in solidarity with Black students, colleagues, artists and activists fighting against the racial violence, inequality and systemic injustice.

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WATCH | Digital Programs

Museums From Home Artist Talks: A series of conversations with leading contemporary artists

The power of art to connect us and transform our thinking remains, even when we can’t be physically together.

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READ | On The Shelf

Book Recommendations From Our Staff

The #OnTheShelf series presents book recommendations by staff from the Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection at Stanford University.

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#OnTheShelf presents book recommendations from Stanford art museums' staff

EXPLORE | The Melancholy Museum

When Jane and Leland Stanford experienced the immense pain of losing their only son, Leland Jr., just before his 16th birthday, they were compelled to enshrine his memory in a meaningful way.

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Upcoming Programs

Sunday August 9, 2020 | 11:00AM-11:30AM

Wednesday September 2, 2020 | 1:00PM-2:00PM


Matthew Tiews named interim head of the Office of the Vice President for the Arts

Tiews and the VPA staff will spend the next several months creating a long-term plan for the arts organizations under the VPA umbrella...

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Matthew Tiews, interim head of the Office of the Vice President for the Arts

The Cantor and Anderson Collection offer free membership to Class of 2020

“There is no substitute for experiencing art in person — and we know that experience was cut short for the many students in the Stanford Class of 2020...

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Congratulations, Stanford Class of 2020!