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Art Breaks with Student Guides

Join Stanford Student Tour Guides for a 30 minute art break talk every other Wednesday. 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.

Upcoming Art Breaks:

Apr. 7, 12pm PST

Apr. 21, 12pm PST

May 5, 12pm PST

May 19, 12pm PST

June 2, 12pm PST

Register today

Past Events:

Mar. 24, 12pm PST | “Art as a Language” with Alyssa Diaz, Art Practice Major & Modern Language Minor ‘22

Mar. 10, 12pm PST | “Layering Perspectives: The Mindset of Creativity, Innovation, and Meaning” with Anuhea Parker, Management Science and Engineering Major & Creative Writing- Poetry Minor ‘22

Feb. 24, 12pm PST | “Art & Civil Rights” with Melissa Santos, Psychology Major, Spanish Minor, & Sociology Masters ‘21

Feb. 10, 12pm PST | “Line by Line: Exploring the Physical and Creative Processes” with Kaylee Nok, Art Practice Major ‘22

Jan. 27, 12pm PST | "Transformations in Painting after WWII" with Georgia Gardner, Art History & International Relations Major '22

Dec 11, 11 AM | Mechanisms of Making with Laurel Foster, Mechanical Engineering '22

Dec 2, 11 AM | Contemporary Art and the Natural World with Ashley Song, MA Earth Systems '21

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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

On the First Friday of every month during the academic year (October to June, except January), the Cantor is open late for students, 7 to 9:30 pm, for art-making, music, and special performances.

We are currently closed, but we can't wait to see you in the museum again! Check for updates related to our COVID-19 response in our News section.


To learn more about exciting and rewarding opportunities for students at the Cantor, please contact us.


Museums From Home

For more to explore, visit Museums From Home, a digest of digital visual arts content including digitized collections, virtual tours, recorded lectures, oral histories and more.

Visit Museums From Home