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Past Events


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Aperture Conversations: Kinship and the Camera

This virtual roundtable discussion was presented by the Cantor Arts Center's Asian American Art Initiative at Stanford University in collaboration with Aperture. It investigates themes of identity and familial presence within Aperture magazine’s issue, “Being & Becoming: Asian in America.” The conversation included guest editor Stephanie Hueon Tung, professor Marci Kwon, and artists Leonard Suryajaya, and Pao Houa Her.

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Loss, renewal, and regeneration: Artist A young Yu in conversation with Nicholas Oh and Indira Allegra

Join this conversation about the themes of ancestral ritual, loss, renewal, and regeneration in relation to the concurrent exhibition A young Yu: Mourning Rituals. The discussion will be moderated by Cantor Director of Academic and Public Programs Christina Linden.

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Chinese Dreams: Livien Yin and Reagan Louie in Conversation

Recorded Webinar

Artists Reagan Louie and Livien Yin discuss their artistic practices and artworks responding to and building on archives of the Chinese diaspora. This virtual event took place on Jan. 10, 2023.


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Who was Dimples? Reperforming History in Theater and Visual Arts

Recorded Event

This artist talk with Miljohn Ruperto took place on Nov. 16, 2022 at the Cantor, and included a special reading from his screenplay Dimples by the Stanford Asian American Theater Project Who was Dimples? Reperforming History in Theater and Visual Arts.



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IMU UR2: Art, Aesthetics, and Asian America

Recorded Symposium

On October 28-29, 2022 Stanford University hosted IMU UR2: Art, Aesthetics, and Asian America. This two-day convening brought together artists, curators, and scholars to rethink and reimagine the histories and futures of artists of Asian descent.

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Chiura Obata (American, born in Japan, 1885–1975), Untitled (Topaz). Sumi-e ink on paper. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University. Gift of Patrick and Sandra Hayashi in support of the Asian American Art Initiative, 2021.98

Beyond the Camps: Art, Experience, and Executive Order 9066

Recorded Webinar

Artist Masako Takahashi and community leader and collector Patrick Hayashi discuss their artistic practices, memories of Japanese American incarceration during World War II, and what they hope for the future of Asian American art in the museum space. With Cantor curator Aleesa Pitcharman Alexander.

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Introducing the Asian American Art Initiative at Stanford

On February 16, 2021, founding co-directors of the AAAI, Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Cantor, and Marci Kwon, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History, introduced the initiative in an online event, previewed upcoming related projects, and hosted a Q&A session.

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