The midnight purple walls were a stark contrast to the white marble hall leading up to “The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford,” creating an immediate and immersive change in mood. I was struck by the sheer scale of the black Victorian mourning cabinet before me, packed with hundreds of weathered artifacts from the Stanford Family Collections. This exhibition of over 700 objects was curated by Mark Dion to tell the story of the Stanford family and their museum.
Against the white wall of the exhibition room of Root Division (1131 Mission St, San Francisco) stands an installation of vibrantly colored sculptures. This is the cardboard—and—plaster work of Stanford senior Vivienne Le, one of the 12 works chosen among nearly 200 applications for Introductions 2019, a juried exhibition that opened on September 12th. The annual exhibition seeks to showcase the talent of emerging artists in the Bay Area. (Photo courtesy of Vivienne Le)
Kahlil Joseph’s latest work, BLKNWS, is a makeshift news broadcast displayed on two television screens placed side by side, showcasing aspects of the black community that aren’t usually covered by major news channels.
The Cantor Arts Center hosted two temporary exhibitions offering contrasting perspectives of life in the Gilded Age, the late-19th-century years of economic growth and increasing inequality during which Stanford was founded.
From Aug. 1 to 30, the Stanford Department of Art & Art History sponsored work by Bay Area photography teachers Seth Dickerman, Dionne Lee, Aspen Mays and Lewis Watts in the McMurtry Building’s Coulter Art Gallery.
The Daily sat down with 1301PE founder Brian Butler to discuss his work, collaborating with other artists and the impact of poster art on the Stanford community.
“Island Universe” represents possible models of the early universe through sculpture. The temporary exhibition is open at the Cantor Arts Center from Feb. 23 to Aug. 18, 2019.
As someone who loves making and giving handmade gifts, I was incredibly excited to learn about Calico Cards, a product brought to life by seniors Vivian Xiao (‘19), Chloe Thai (‘19) and Nicolette Grabiec (‘19) for ME216C: Implementation, a two-quarter capstone class for product design majors. Xiao described Calico Cards as “a watercolor-stencil card-making kit…