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Stanford University's free museum of modern and contemporary American art

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11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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A new lust for art takes hold in Silicon Valley

…isit is the 3-year-old Anderson Collection. The museum at Stanford features modern and contemporary American art from the likes of Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn, Jackson Pollock and Josef Albers. An exhibition of Nick Cave’s work, including his “Soundsuits,” can be enjoyed through Aug. 14. Cave’s life-size sculptures, which can be worn as costumes and performed in, are made of an array of materials — from old buttons to beaded baskets to seq…

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Kahlil Robert Irving on shaping clay—and our nation’s future

…at has been a recurring question that I think about and have built so many stories around: why he took me there. I returned after that initial visit because I made friends, I was mesmerized by the pottery wheel, and the relationships I was able to build there were so intense. As an adult, and post college and graduate school, my relationship with clay has expanded in so many directions. A professor I had in college shared that clay can be three t…

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Art shines light on plastic pollution

…the lab of pediatric infectious diseases professor Angelle Desiree LaBeaud at Stanford School of Medicine. Shin is also this year’s Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture speaker on May 10. A convergence zone is an atmospheric region where two prevailing winds interact. The air and water flow conditions in convergence zones encourage accumulation, including the amassing of discarded plastics in some ocean regions. The works in Convergence Zone bring t…