Lectures/Symposia

All lectures and symposia are held in the Cantor Arts Center auditorium and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Also see the Art Focus Lecture Series, which offers visitors an opportunity to expand their knowledge of art through lectures, seminars, and workshops with faculty, curators, art experts, and artists.

Spotlight on Art
First Wednesday of the month, October to May, starting at noon.
Graduate students in the Department of Art & Art History give free gallery talks on objects in our collection. For the 2014-2015 academic year, talks will occur on the dates listed below. Check back soon for speakers and topics!

October 1, 2014 (George Philip LeBourdais on Robert Frank in America)

November 5, 2014

December 3, 2014

January 7, 2015

February 4, 2015

March 4, 2014

April 1, 2015

May 6, 2015


Panel: Reflections on Robert Frank in America
Thursday, November 13 at 5:30 pm
Cantor auditorium
Join distinguished Stanford scholars for an in-depth discussion of the Cantor's special exhibition, Robert Frank in America. Each panelist will engage audience members in observation and analysis of select photographs from the exhibition's treasure trove of images. The panelists are:

  • Alexander Nemerov, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford
  • Elizabeth Bennett, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford
  • Elizabeth Kessler, Lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford


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