The Bing Stanford in Washington (SIW) program’s new arts track, offered for the first time this quarter, has built on existing offerings while offering the potential for further expansions in scope in the future, according to involved faculty and administrators.
Department of Art and Art History
More than 100 works of art from the Cantor Arts Center have been made available online for in-depth public viewing through a new partnership between the Center and the Google Art Project.
Claire Perry, a former curator of American art at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, is co-teaching a Stanford undergraduate class that delves into her latest exhibit, The Smithsonian Art Museum’s “Great Hall of American Wonders,” which looks at 19th Century American art from a cultural and historical perspective.
There has been a conspiracy to prevent me from ever taking an art class at Stanford; I’m sure of it. For the most part, it’s not that hard to get into classes you want here, a fact I’m blessedly reminded of every time I see friends from home. The one exception I’ve found to this is our Studio Art Department. This is one of my eternal frustrations at this school: I love art, but it seems that the Department of Art & Art History wants nothing to do with me.
The model shop at Stanford’s Product Realization Lab (PRL) is expected to be operational May 18 following last month’s fire, according to PRL co-director Craig Milroy. The Apr. 23 blaze caused the Stanford Fire Marshal to briefly close the model shop, and led to machinery damage and an almost month-long repair process before classes can resume work there.