On Sept. 29, Jordan Casteel’s ‘Returning the Gaze,’ an exhibition that portrayed “often overlooked members of society,” opened at the Cantor Arts Center. Casteel’s portraits featured people of color with the aim of increasing the visibility of these groups. I had the privilege of attending the press preview on the Friday before the exhibition opened.
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.
“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.
This report covers a selection of incidents from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4 as recorded in the Stanford Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) bulletin.
Dr. Laura Jones is the Stanford Director of Heritage Services and University Archaeologist. Jones coordinates preservation efforts for areas of the University’s campus, including hundreds of historic buildings and more than 100 campus archaeological sites. She oversaw excavation of the former Men’s Gymnasium — which was destroyed during the Great Earthquake of 1906 — and the transformation of the Old Chemistry Building, among other historical archaeology projects.
At the Cantor Arts Center, a new exhibition of West African art entitled “Alphabete: The World Through The Eyes of Frederic Bruly Bouabre,” opened on June 20 and runs through Feb. 25, 2019.
So many of Auguste Rodin’s forms seem to be characterized by what they are not: the woman with the stub of a shoulder and severed head, the backward curve of her back, suggesting what? A lover leaning over her, bestowing upon her (as I cannot cease imagining) a gentle caress? A strobe of sunlight dipping…
This report covers a selection of incidents from Mar. 7 to Mar. 28 as recorded in the Stanford Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) bulletin.