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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Stanford Player Piano Project and Material Imagination Workshop image

Stanford’s Player Piano Project presents a piano roll concert, demonstration, and lecture in conjunction with Stanford’s Material Imagination Workshop featuring 100-year-old Welte Mignon rolls from Stanford’s remarkable collection of over 12,000 rolls. Great composers and performers including Debussy, Mahler, Scriabin, Gershwin, and others will be heard in these unique roll recordings brought to life using Stanford’s fine collection of player pianos.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Perikopenbuches von St. Peter (mid-12th century [2015])

The Bowes Art & Architecture Library will have an Art Locked Stack Open House on:

  • Wednesday, May 4, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 5, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Library will have dozens of titles available for viewing on the history and practice of art, architecture, and design of many periods and regions. Please come during either of the two hour periods we have scheduled for this event.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

stairwell leading up to the David Rumsey Map Center

"One of the World's Great Map Collections," a quote taken in part from the title of an article published by National Geographic on the newly opened David Rumsey Map Center.

"The new David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University feels like a secret clubhouse for map lovers. To get there, you pass through a nondescript door in the library and climb two flights of stairs. But it’s not just any stairwell: The walls are painted floor to ceiling with colorful maps.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Professor Kären Wigen

Stanford faculty provide insight into the great value, purpose, and impact the David Rumsey Map Center will have on the Stanford community and around the world.

Kären Wigen - Frances and Charles Field Professor in History
David Rumsey’s remarkable map collection will be a very visible jewel in the Stanford Libraries’ crown. An archive of this scope, caliber, and renown is a rare windfall for any university’s special collections. Read more...

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