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09/09/91

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Frohnmayer to speak at Art Department open house

STANFORD -- John E. Frohnmayer, AB '64, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will speak on cultural leadership at a Stanford Centennial Finale Weekend open house at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 in Annenberg Auditorium.

The talk is sponsored by the department of art and the Stanford Art Museum. It will follow a 4 p.m. reception launching an exhibition in the Art Gallery titled "The Stanford Family Collects," featuring distinguished paintings, photographs and memorabilia from the collection of Jane and Leland Stanford, plus University memorabilia.

Both the gallery reception and Frohnmayer's talk are open to the community at no charge, as part of Stanford's 100th anniversary commemoration.

In addition to his demonstrated leadership in support of the arts, Frohnmayer is a performing artist himself, having studied voice with Ivan Rasmussen at Stanford, Dolph Swing in New York, and Gibner King and David Jimmerson in Portland, Ore. He has appeared in recital, oratorio and musical comedy in New York, Chicago, Palo Alto and throughout his home state of Oregon.

A former chairman of the Oregon Arts Commission, Frohnmayer was a partner with the Portland law firm of Tonkon, Torp, Galen, Marmaduke & Booth when President Bush nominated him as the fifth chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts in September 1989.

Frohnmayer received his bachelor's degree in American history from Stanford in 1964. He later attended the Union Theological Seminary in New York as a Rockefeller Fellow, earned a master's degree in Christian ethics from the University of Chicago in 1972, and received his law degree from the University of Oregon.

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