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Museums by Moonlight Gala (and More Art Events) at Stanford
September 28, 2019
Stanford University’s renowned art institutions are celebrating a couple of milestones this year: Cantor Arts Center turns 125, while the neighboring Anderson Collection marks its fifth anniversary. For the first time, the two are jointly presenting the Museums by Moonlight gala (formerly known as Rodin by Moonlight, hosted only by the Cantor). A cocktail reception will take place in the Cantor’s Rodin Sculpture Garden, followed by dinner on the Oshman Lawn. In another first, there will be an after-party this year. The David Stark-designed affair — held at the site of Richard Serra’s “Sequence”— will feature artists, a celebrity deejay and live performances, along with libations and light bites.The black-tie bash will honor longtime Stanford supporters and volunteers Roberta and Steven Denning as well as artist Jordan Casteel, whose Cantor exhibition Returning the Gaze will be on view throughout the evening and opens to the public the next day. There’s plenty more happening at both museums this month, too. Additional openings to jot down in your calendar include Richard Diebenkorn (Sept. 4), Mark Dion (Sept. 18), and Edward Weston and Ansel Adams (Sept. 26), all at the Cantor. Plus, there’s an installation by light and electronic artist Jim Campbell coming to the Anderson (Sept. 5). Gala, 6 p.m.; after-party, 8:30 p.m. Gala tickets from $2,500; after-party tickets $250. museum.stanford.edu/mxm