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September 2019

The Provocation of Art: From Mapplethorpe to Now

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cantor Arts Center

Dialogue with Richard Meyer and A-lan Holt  Art does not just sit there looking pretty.  It has the power to spark strong responses in viewers and to move them (both literally and metaphorically) to take action in the world.  In this presentation, Stanford Professor Richard Meyer and Director at the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, A-Ian Holt will consider the role of art in provoking political conflict and social change in contemporary America. In conjunction with…

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October 2019

CSRE Welcome

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bld. 360 Lawn

Reconnect with  the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE) and IDA for food, music and more. Learn about the IDA concentration in CSRE and African and African American Studies.

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Black House Block Party 

October 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reconnect with friends and staff of the Black Community Services Center and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts for food trucks, music and more.

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Indigenous People’s Day 

October 14

IDA honors and recognizes Indigenous People’s Day. Please visit diversityarts.stanford.edu for more details on events. 

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Artist Talk: Tanya Linklater

October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Building 360, Conference Room

Investigating histories of archaeology, anthropology and repatriation on Kodiak Island, Alaska, and the work of black and Indigenous thinkers and artists, Lukin Linklater will contextualize her practice in performance alongside and in relation to cultural belongings as gestures towards repatriation. She will speak to a specific work, We wear one another, 2019, a commission for Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts in relation to an Inuvialuit rain gut parka that she read as a score for performance with two dancers…

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IDA Community Lunch

October 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Harmony House Lawn

  Come celebrate the beginning of the quarter in community with artists, activists, and scholars across campus. Food, music and performances will pepper the afternoon.   

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Afternoon Lunch w/ Kimberly Drew

October 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Harmony House, 561 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA 94305 United States
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  IDA will host  lunch with Kimberly Drew, a writer and curator of "black art and experiences", a social activist, and the creator of the popular Tumblr blog "Black Contemporary Art". 

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Artists on the Future: Kimberly Drew + Lynda Benglis

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CEMEX Auditorium

      Artist Lynda Benglis will be in conversation with art curator and social activist Kimberly Drew. She will discuss what it means to be a female artist, examine how one can move away from prescriptive labels toward individual autonomy and continue to innovate and defy categorization against rich artistic legacies.     

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November 2019

ReVIVAL with Amara Tabor-Smith

November 14

Presented by TAPS, IDA, Blackstage  Created by Amara Tabor-Smith Stanford Artist-in-Residence Amara Tabor-Smith leads the creation of a site-specific, multimedia, dance theater work titled, ReVIVAL. ReVIVAL is a survival research performance work that is launched from the history of the student activism that took place on Stanford's Campus in the late 1960s, and has a particular focus on the student actions that led to the founding of the Committee on Black Performing Arts (CBPA). During the spring quarter (DANCE 27),…

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HARRIET Film Screening and Q&A

November 18 @ 7:00 pm

Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. Conversation with Producer Debra Martin Chase to follow.

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