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Iris Nemani named director of Stanford Live

The interdisciplinary arts and culture leader will oversee programming in Stanford’s arts district and have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty in the department of music and beyond. She joins the Stanford Live team on April 1.

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Arts-based social prescribing comes to Stanford

A new partnership between Vaden Health Services and the program Art Pharmacy taps into the power of experiences like taking a poetry workshop or attending a photography exhibit for enhancing student well-being.

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Reimagining tales you thought you knew

“These stories can withstand being turned upside down, torn apart, and reconstructed,” says Stanford Live's Laura Evans on staging this season’s theme of reflection and reinvention. A modern retelling of Frankenstein using shadow puppetry, film, and live music shows this weekend at Bing Concert Hall.

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Navajo silversmiths share generations of design expertise

Visiting artists Zefren Anderson and Robert Blackhat Jr. spent two and a half days with Stanford Arts Intensive students this summer, demonstrating cutting-edge technology and techniques honed over thousands of years.

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Sam Francis at the Anderson Collection

A new exhibition at the Anderson Collection offers a close look at the paintings and prints of one of California’s most important postwar artists and his local connections.

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McMurtry Arts Grants awarded

Read about four interdisciplinary projects that aim to catalyze discourse around the ways the arts can shift culture.

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Danielle Raad digs in

The new curator and assistant director of the Stanford University Archaeology Collections says the pieces in her charge have something to offer all disciplines. “It’s really powerful to be in the presence of objects. The more time you spend with a work of art or artifact, the more it can teach you.”

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‘Beyond Here’ opens at Cantor

An exhibition of photographs that document sweeping 20th-century political, social, and artistic movements across Latin America opened this month at the Cantor Arts Center.

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How to appreciate art when you’re on vacation

If you’ve ever stood in a crowded museum gallery wondering if you were doing it right, these seven tips from Stanford experts will help.

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Light exposure isn’t the only reason paintings fade

New research showing how humidity causes pigments to degrade will help art conservators develop new preservation techniques.

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