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

…tor of the violence, simultaneously desiring to memorialize the joy that Black people are able to create despite the incessant violence we face. I am trying to engage this content with scale and within orientation of the works I am producing. We know that artists bring new ways of thinking to contemporary issues. As such, do you have advice for scholars or community members who are looking to artists to help make sense of challenging times? The a…

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Stanford’s Anderson Collection to host Nick Cave exhibition

A new exhibition at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University – Nick Cave – challenges the boundaries between multiple artistic and creative disciplines. BY ROBIN WANDER When the exhibition Nick Cave opens at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, visitors will encounter the intersection of visual art and performance in a collection of Cave’s Soundsuits, videos and a documentary film. The exhibition opens Sept. 14 and runs…

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Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists

…Brown University and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Semo has shown extensively throughout the United States and Europe. She has recently been featured in group exhibitions at the San Francisco Arts Commission, Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco), and Parts & Labor (Beacon). Semo had three gallery solo shows in 2019: one at Marlborough Contemporary (New York) in January, one at Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Franc…

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‘The Anderson Collection’ opens at Stanford

…or half a century. Their daughter, Mary Patricia (AKA “Putter”), also contributed to the collection. Their massive gift happened entirely due to recent initiatives at Stanford, schemes to further the required arts education of every single student in every major. Someone, somewhere, on that campus finally realized that teaching everyone how to be creative helps the entire world in the long run. As a result, a holy trinity of three new

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Stanford arts don’t take a break

The end of the calendar year is a time for first and last chances at the Cantor Arts Center, and the opportunity to revisit favorite works across campus. Loose in Some Real Tropics: Robert Rauschenberg’s “Stoned Moon” Projects, 1969–70 opens at the Cantor on Saturday, Dec. 20, and runs through Mar. 16, 2015. In 1969, American artist Robert Rauschenberg was invited by the NASA Art Program to document the launch of Apollo 11, the…

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A Dorm-Food Fortune Has Funded the Best New Museum in Silicon Valley

…science and electrical engineering, Stanford offers degrees in a full range of humanities disciplines, including the fine arts. To that end, two months ago the university opened a small, glowing new museum to house a significant modern-art collection donated by a local family who, to further confound your preconceptions, made its fortune not in tech but food service. If your college campus meals were supplied by Saga Corp., you can take comfort i…

The Anderson Family and the Collection

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Anderson Collection a modern art trove not to be missed

…as installation and curatorial support. “They just started looking and collecting, without much direction, until they met two people on (the Stanford) campus: Al Elsen and Nathan Oliveira.” According to Linetzky, Elsen, who was a professor of art history, encouraged the Andersons to look at master works, to go to the Museum of Modern Art in New York and see examples by the likes of Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. Oliveira, a painter and Stanford…

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Honing the art of observation, and observing art

Honing the art of observation, and observing art A new medical school course brings students to the Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection to practice close observation of art, and then learn how to translate those skills to a clinical setting. MAR 6 201 Medical students Sam Cartmell (facing camera) and Abhinav Golla (in red sweatshirt) look at Robert Frank’s Car Accident — U.S. 66, Between Winslow and Flagstaff, Arizona at the Cant…

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

…and classrooms.” Ore-Giron’s work draws on motifs from indigenous and craft traditions alongside aesthetics from the 20th-century avant-garde. His paintings and use of geometric figures bring to mind early Modernist movements, such as Suprematism, Futurism and the Color Field painters of the New York School. “Something I’ve been interested in is this idea of Pan-Americanism, an aesthetic rooted in the Americas that moves forward and generates dis…

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Anderson Collection Set to Open in San Francisco

Review: Anderson Collection of 20th-century art opens Sept. 21

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Stanford Gets “Left of Center”

Stanford Gets ‘Left of Center’ New exhibition of nonrepresentational abstraction opens a world of possibilities October 9, 2019 by Jeffrey Edalatpour My heartbeat accelerated when I caught a glimpse of Joan Mitchell’s Before, Again IV from the bottom of the wide steps that lead up to the main gallery upstairs. Her periwinkle- and rust-colored scribbles were the welcoming salvo into abstract expressionism that I’d been w…