CANCELED Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art at Stanford

Saturday, December 2, 2017

10:30 am

San Francisco State University, J. Paul Leonard Library, 1630 Holloway Avenue, 4th floor, San Francisco, CA 94132

Sponsored by:
Stanford Historical Society

Speaker: Robery W. Cherny, Professor Emeritus of History, San Francisco State University

Robert Cherny's talk will cover Victor Arnautoff's life and career, with special attention to his 24 years as a faculty member of the Stanford Art Department. Arnautoff (1896-1979) was brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1956 and took the 5th Amendment. Cherny will focus on Arnautoff's experience with Wallace Sterling and the Stanford Advisory Board in the mid-1950s against the context of this controversy. He will also talk about the evolution of the art program while Arnautoff was at Stanford.

*Round-trip charter bus transportation between Stanford and San Francisco State University (SFSU) campuses is available for a fee at registration. If you register for a charter bus ticket, please plan to board the bus promptly outside the Stanford Faculty Club at 9:30 a.m. on December 2. The bus will return us to the Faculty Club area by 1:30 p.m. that day. You can park your car at the nearby Tresidder parking lot, 436 Mayfield Avenue, Stanford. Please send a check for $20 per bus ticket payable to Stanford Historical Society within 24 hours of registration. A minimum total of bus ticket orders is needed for us to provide the service. You will be notified by November 27 if not enough reservations were received to justify a bus. Please be aware, however, if you decide to drive yourself, that parking in the SFSU vicinity will likely be difficult to find. You can access SFSU parking information here.

Mail check to : Stanford Historical Society, PO Box 20028, Stanford, CA 94309.

When:
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where:
San Francisco State University, J. Paul Leonard Library, 1630 Holloway Avenue, 4th floor, San Francisco, CA 94132
Admission:

Free admission. Registration required.

Tags:

Arts Education Lecture / Reading International Visual Humanities 

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Contact:
725-3332, historicalsociety@stanford.edu
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