“Michael Richards: Winged” opened at the Stanford Art Gallery on January 22. The exhibition explores the life and work of artist Michael Richards, who was born in Brooklyn in 1963 and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. Richards achieved renown in the New York art world during the 1990s. His work focused on questions of identity and…
Columbia University professor Jonathan Cole discussed governance in U.S. universities; Harry Elam and others presented on the Stanford Arts Initiative, highlighting the University’s push to increase the arts’ presence on campus.
The McMurtry Building, the new home for the Department of Art and Art History, is scheduled for completion in spring 2015, and if all goes according to plan, the facility will open in the fall of 2015.
The Stanford Arts Institute will pilot a new interdisciplinary honors program in the arts during the 2013-14 academic year, an initiative intended to appeal to arts and non-arts majors alike.
Reservation process “full of failure”
As the completion of the future home of the Stanford Graduate School of Business looms, decisions about which departments will gain access to the school’s current buildings remain in the application process.
Stanford students who feel the University’s commitment to the arts is lacking have new reason to be hopeful. Even though the campus already enjoys programs put on by the Stanford Lively Arts, the Stanford Arts Initiative (SiCa) and the Cantor Arts Center, the sheer size and diversity of the student body present challenges to arts-oriented organizations working to foster an environment enthusiastic about the arts.