Asawa’s life masks do not keep count of past or future losses.
When Asian-American Artists Are Unburdened by Identity
Stanford’s Asian American Art Initiative allows for a range of expression not usually granted to Asian-American artists — something especially refreshing in this rare moment of visibility.
“Dune Sandworm” Sculpture Rears Its Head At Stanford
Xu Zhen’s sculpture “Hello” has been called “surreal,” “edgy,” and “Stanford’s very own sandworm from Dune.”
Stanford Arts Presents a Virtual Conversation With Catherine Opie and Rebecca Solnit
Part of the university’s Artists on the Future series pairing renowned artists with cultural thought leaders, this online event is free and open to the public.
Stanford Arts Presents a Conversation With Teresita Fernández and Sir David Adjaye
The university’s Artists on the Future series pairs renowned artists with cultural thought leaders. This virtual event is free and open to the public.
At Stanford, a New Initiative Will Study and Exhibit More Asian American Art
Marci Kwon got the idea for the initiative after creating a class she had always wanted to take but had never found in graduate school: one on Asian American art.
Stanford Arts Hosts a Conversation With Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Thelma Golden
Part of the university’s Artists on the Future series pairing famous artists with cultural thought leaders, this virtual event is free and open to the public.
English Translations of Obscure Medieval Texts Go Online
Stanford University’s Global Medieval Sourcebook is a new online compendium of English translations for overlooked Middle Ages texts.
An Incredible Map Collection Gets Its First Physical Home
Since the 1990s, collector David Rumsey has digitized and made freely available his thousands of historical maps; his site has long been one of the best resources for cartography.
A Lakota Sioux Warrior’s Eyewitness Drawings of Little Bighorn
One of the most popular images of the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn is “Custer’s Last Stand” by Cassilly Adams, who ditched historical accuracy for a romanticized George Armstrong Custer standing tall against the encroaching horde of horseback warriors.
Inside Richard Diebenkorn’s Revelatory Sketchbooks
STANFORD, Calif. — A small gallery at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center is currently offering a deeply personal glimpse into the life and work of Bay Area artist Richard Diebenkorn.
A Lifetime of Sketchbooks from Postwar Painter Richard Diebenkorn
Bay Area artist Richard Diebenkorn kept sketchbooks for his entire career; they served as a sort of nomadic studio where he experimented with visuals that bridged figurative and abstract ideas.