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Please, Please, Pleased to Meet'cha
Temporary Exhibition

Please, Please, Pleased to Meet'cha

January 7, 2018–January 7, 2018

In the oak tree grove in front of the Anderson Collection

Part of the exhibition Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser, this outdoor installation investigates the difficulty in translating the elusive sounds created by birds. In sound systems installed in six trees, visitors can hear audio recordings of United Nations translators attempting to vocalize the sounds of six different birds, without having previous familiarity of the bird and only relying on the materials found in birding guidebooks.

Museum Hours

The Stanford art museums will open to the campus community on April 16 and to the public on April 21 at 25% capacity.
Free timed tickets are required and will be available soon.

In the meantime, we invite you to explore Museums From Home to enjoy Stanford art museums from home.

Museums From Home: Watch, read, listen and explore Stanford art museums from home.

Map and Directions

The Cantor Arts Center is located at the intersection of Museum Way and Lomita Drive in the heart of the arts district on the Stanford campus. The Cantor faces the Bing Concert Hall across Palm Drive, northwest of The Oval and the Main Quad.

328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way
Stanford, CA 94305-5060

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Parking is limited. Stanford has a new contactless web/app system to pay for parking. Prior to your visit, we recommend you visit the Stanford Transportation website to learn more about the new visitor parking process.

Parking Rates and Map
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