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“Reaching Towards Warmer Suns”: A Q&A with artist Kiyan Williams ’13

…d University from Jul. 29 to Dec. 5. Williams has also created numerous other works of art, such as “Pig Roast,” inspired by police violence toward Black people. They previously worked at Virginia Commonwealth University and served as a fellow with New York University. Their art will be exhibited in New York City this coming fall. The Stanford Daily [TSD]: What inspired your current exhibit, “Reaching Towards Warmer Suns” with the Anderson Collec…

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Paintings Get the Hollywood Treatment in Student-Curated Show at Anderson

…ght: MGM/Photofest) “Unexpected angles reveal fresh visions of what these works were and are,” Valladares writes in the exhibition text. He describes the selections as “openly personal,” rooted in his own love of film. Pairings include Mark Rothko’s Pink and White Over Red (1957) and the fiery poster for Vincente Minelli’s 1958 drama Some Came Running. Behind dramatic illustrations of a young Shirley MacClaine, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, the…

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Sam Richardson: Islands, Ice, and Sand

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Kerry Tribe

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Why Artist Wendy Red Star Centered Indigenous People in Her Abstracted Revision of the Iconic Manifest Destiny Painting ‘American Progress’

…t in a U.S. map printed on black vinyl, with implanted white flags representing hundreds of tribal lands. Called Their Land (2022), the map emphasizes the presence of Native tribes today, countering the misconception that Indigenous people are all but extinct. Nearby, a digital projection shows a collection of tribal seals found and researched by Stanford students. There is no consolidated repository or database for these seals of America’s over

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Eamon Ore-Giron Named to Presidential Residency at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University

…ll have access to the rich intellectual resources of Stanford’s campus while engaging with students, faculty and the community over the course of the fall, winter and spring quarters. The residency will culminate in an exhibition of Ore-Giron’s work in spring 2021, giving new context to objects already on view at the Anderson Collection. Ore-Giron will lead a virtual panel discussion in October 22, exploring how the work of artists of color is fr…

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Free Museums’ Membership for the Class of 2020!

The Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection at Stanford University miss seeing you. We are eager to welcome you back to campus, share art and connect over ideas. Now through August 31, 2020, we are offering all Stanford graduates in the class of 2020 one year of free Ambassador membership ($100 value*) to both museums. Each membership covers up to two adults and children within a single household. To get your FREE membership, fill out t…

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The Do List: Cy and David’s Picks

…d calls it performance art. Whatever  you call it, it’s very cool stuff and very worth a visit to Stanford. Both the Anderson Collection and the Cantor are always free, so it’s one of our Cheap Thrills this week.   Sept 16 & 17: Angelica’s in Redwood City is a kind of throwback, a supper club where you can go for dinner and a show. With help from Redwood City, they’re trying something ambitious these next two days in celebration of Mexic…

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Why US universities are investing in their art museums

Over the past decade, many university leaders and donors have come to the same conclusion: investment in the arts is essential to building a competitive institution in an increasingly global world. This year, around half a dozen new museums and arts centres are opening on campuses across the country, from Columbia University in New York to Rice University in Texas. They come on the heels of recently completed projects at Stanford in California,…

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Suit up: Step into the Vibrant, Colorful and Furry World of Artist Nick Cave

The audience for Nick Cave’s Soundsuits isn’t really the audience. To put it another way, people looking at the artist’s tall, bright, faceless garments from the outside are part of the audience. But another important audience member is the one wearing a Soundsuit: the person inside. Although visitors to the new exhibition can’t try on the suits, seeing them in person is just as good and not quite as tricky. At the two-…

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‘Animating the Inanimate’: Redefining an art form

…of multicolored silk. The human body does not feature prominently in Twist’s work but rather is a side character in the narrative that he creates.Twist’s creative process involves visualization of movement and experimentation with materials like cardboard and silk — juxtaposing the visual properties of hard and soft materials. By playing around with different media, Twist acquires a vocabulary of visual effects that he can incorporate into his pe…

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Anderson Collection of 20th century American art, opens at Stanford on Sept. 21

…represented, among them Mark Rothko, Philip Guston, Wayne Thiebaud and Joan Mitchell, joining Motherwell et al. The crown jewel is Pollock’s horizontal drip painting “Lucifer” (1947), one of his most important works. The Andersons are said to have turned down an offer of $50 million for “Lucifer,” made in the mid-1990s by music mogul David Geffen. The canvas that once hung over Putter’s girlhood bed is easily…

Anderson Collection at Stanford to open September 21

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Anderson Collection at Stanford University to Open this Month

…dence 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 Anderson Collection will be latest addition to Stan…

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Top-Flight Ab-Ex Collection Anchors Stanford’s New Art District

…o, Clyfford Still, and Ellsworth Kelly, to name a few. There are also a number of works that represent movements in California art, including Bay Area Figurative and Light & Space. The collection was assembled over the course of 50 years by Bay Area collectors Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson along with their daughter Patricia Anderson Pence. The Andersons, originally from the East Coast, met at college in upstate New York and were married…

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Jason Linetzky named first director of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University

…y of care for this important art so lovingly collected by the Anderson family.” Linetzky will be responsible for the presentation of the Anderson Collection and the operation of the new space, but the immediate focus is hiring staff, planning the inaugural exhibition, editing the accompanying catalog and overseeing docent training. He will also be building partnerships on campus. Partners include his arts district neighbors, the Cantor Arts Cente…

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