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Party on the Edge (for Stanford students ONLY)

Thu, October 6, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
North Lawn, Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection
328 Lomita Drive Stanford, CA 94305



Party on the Edge is an epic museums’ party exclusively for Stanford students to ring in the new academic year with student performances, art-making activities, access to the museums

Make new friends and reconnect with old ones. Cheer your pals on stage with live music, enjoy sweet and savory treats, and test your artistic skills with fun art making activities. Paint a flag at the Anderson, make masks at the Cantor, and check out the new exhibitions at the museums.

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Party on the Edge Line Up


7:00 - 8:00 PM Cantor's Fisher Terrace

DJ, Legacy, Stanford Lions Dance, Everyday People, Common Origins, Mariachi Cardenal

8:00 - 9:00 PM Anderson's 2nd floor landing
DJ Ol' Reliable, SIMPS, tapTH@T, Mike Mulshine, Cardinal Ballet

9:00 - 10:00 PM Cantor's Fisher Terrace
DJ, The Spoons, XTRM, Stanford Mendicants, Stanford Swingtime, Grupo Folklorico de Stanford, Stanford Chinese Music, Stanford Dance Sport, Alliance Dance


7:00 - 10:00 PM Access to the Cantor and Anderson Collection

Open exclusively for Stanford students to explore exhibitions on view

7:00 - 10:00 PM North Lawn
Art making activities

Backpacks stay home. Stanford students ONLY. Stanford University is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

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Art Breaks with Student Guides

Join Stanford Student Tour Guides for a 30 minute art break talk. You’ll hear about how objects at Stanford’s museums relate to different disciplines that each student is studying. Check back soon for further information on the topic and speaker for each session.

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Museum Nights

A series of Stanford student events to allow for a deeper understanding of upcoming exhibitions across campus during the time of quarantine.


Museum Nights I Building Community at Stanford through Art and Tech


Tejas Mehta, the winner of the Cantor's challenge for TreeHacks, discusses his project, Activst, with the Cantor's Interim Director of Academic and Public Programs, Kate Holohan. This recorded event provides insight into the ways that Activst can engage museum audiences, support museum initiatives, and build community. It was presented in conjunction with the Cantor's exhibition "When Home Won't Let You Stay," on February 26, 2021.

Interactive Virtual Art Making: Webcam Representation

Stanford MFA student, Miguel Novelo guides fellow students creating Zoom backgrounds that can become imagined spaces or windows into their inner lives.

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Student Art Showcase

Stanford undergraduates speak about their work and practice with in-house curator of the exhibition, Maggie Dethloff, Assistant Curator of Photography and New Media.


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First Friday

We are currently reimagining First Friday! Stay tuned for more information in the fall!