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The Do List: Cy and David’s Picks

…ong on her new album Black Terry Cat and during the NPR Tiny Desk Concert above). The social critique is wrapped in a tight, funky arrangement, summing up the appeal of this Cuba Rican singer: she writes danceable tunes that make you think. Made to order for a KQED Arts audience. Details of her Saturday show at the Independent are here.   Sept. 21 – 25: The Berkeley Old time Music Convention is both a conference for the artists and a chance…


Meet Manuel Neri’s Muses: ‘Assertion of the Figure’ highlights the models behind the sculpture

…bject for the male artist to objectify. Rather, she’s a collaborator. You feel each woman’s presence in the work, side by side with the man who shaped it. Neri and Nakamura (sometimes referred to as Makiko) met in Carrara, Italy. He established a studio there in order to access marble from those famous quarries. She was the model for Makida III, a large, marble head with unseeing, absent or closed eyes. While her lips and nose are cle…


Anderson Collection at Stanford marks fifth anniversary

…rams reveals that museum has taken full advantage of its placement on a university campus and the opportunity to interface with a variety of departments, many of which are not art-oriented. Several years ago, The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics took over the entire museum, creating “soundscapes” that visitors could enjoy while viewing the art. “One of the exciting things we have as a museum here is to collabo…


Anderson Collection at Stanford University to Open this Month

…gh a Calder mobile and others still take up residence there. And Hunk Anderson’s Cliff May-designed office complex will now be missing major artworks, but the Andersons are pleased their collection will be on public display in a dedicated building on the Stanford campus. “I think in order to enjoy art, you have to share it,” remarked Moo Anderson to the  LA Times . Located adjacent to the university’s Cantor Arts Center, the And…


Anderson Collection at Stanford University to be displayed in an elegant new home

…ceiling and the continuous translucent clerestory at the perimeter of the building bring diffused natural light into the galleries from above. A grand, shallow central staircase will serve as an extension of the gallery walls, allowing visitors to view art as they gradually ascend from the lobby to the main galleries above.” The 33,327-square-foot building has been carefully sited in order to complement the Cantor Arts Center and surroundi…

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