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Please, Please, Pleased to Meet'cha

Please, Please, Pleased to Meet'cha

In the oak tree grove in front of the Anderson Collection

January 7–January 7, 2018

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.

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The Cantor is open to the public, Wednesdays–Sundays 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. We’re always free. Advance registration is not required, but it helps us plan if we know who's coming.

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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

How to Get Here


Parking is limited. Stanford has a new contactless process to pay for parking, using the ParkMobile app, website, or phone. Prior to your visit, we recommend you visit the Stanford Transportation website to learn more about the updated visitor parking process.

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