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Please note, found items that were turned in during Family Weekend will be held until two weeks after the event. To inquire if your lost item was turned in and coordinate pickup, please email

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The Arts at Stanford

Experience the creativity and imagination of the arts at Stanford. Additional content and links will be added as we get closer to Family Weekend and details are confirmed. Links with an arrow indicate an external site.

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Stanford Arts Map

Use this comprehensive map of outdoor art, art venues and art departments on campus to explore the arts at Stanford.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Winter Performing Arts Festival

Winter Performing Arts Festival (WPAF) brings together over 20 student arts groups to teach, learn, and celebrate various art forms (dance, music, poetry, theatre, etc.) in workshops and performances. 

All Stanford students, faculty, staff, and affiliates are welcome to participate in workshops and watch the live performance.

Date: Friday, February 23, 2024
Time: Workshops 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.; Performance 6:45 - 8:15 p.m.
Location: Roble Gym (375 Santa Teresa St)
Learn more about the Winter Performing Arts Festival

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Stanford Light Opera Company Presents Mary Poppins

Nannies, umbrellas, accents, oh my! Join us as we travel across the London skyline and into the your hearts. Come see the classic musical! This performance takes place on-campus, at Dinkelspiel Auditorium (471 Lagunita Dr). 

Saturday, February 24
Two performances: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Virtual and In-Person Events

Stanford Events Calendar

See what exhibits, performances and other events are happening at Stanford and online.

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Anderson Collection

Stanford University is the home to the core of the Anderson Collection, one of the world’s most outstanding private assemblies of modern and contemporary American art. 

The museum is free and open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Wednesday–Sunday. Please check-in at the front desk upon arrival.

Public Student-led Tours
Friday, February 23, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24, 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Public Docent-led Tours
Saturday, 2:30 p.m.

Tours are approximately one hour, are free, and do not require a reservation. Tours meet on the second floor at the top of the staircase. Note: these tours are open to the public and not exclusive to Family Weekend. 

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Cantor Arts Center

Serving the Stanford campus, the Bay Area community, and visitors from around the world, the Cantor Arts Center provides an outstanding cultural experience for visitors of all ages. 

The museum is free and open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Wednesday–Saturday. Reservations are not required, but are encouraged. Reserve your free tickets

Public Tours at Cantor and Across Campus

Family Weekend Highlights Tour: Friday from 1:00pm-2:00pm & Saturday, from 12:00pm-1:00pm 

Rodin Sculpture Tour:  Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cantor Collections Highlight Tour: Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Walk: Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Public Sculpture Walk: Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Learn more about tours

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Stanford Live

Stanford Live presents a wide range of the finest performances from around the world fostering a vibrant learning community and providing distinctive experiences through the performing arts. See the Stanford Live events that are happening during Family Weekend and learn more about the organization.

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Department of Music

The Department of Music at Stanford brings together music-making and scholarly research in composition, conducting, performance, music history, ethnomusicology, music theory, cognitive science, intermedia, and computer-based technologies.

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Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS)

At TAPS, theory and practice are inextricably linked and mutually reinforcing. We prepare our students to become scholar-artists fluent in both of these languages.

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Institute for Diversity in the Arts

The Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) is a student-facing and serving organization at Stanford University. IDA trains and supports undergraduates in visionary arts leadership through stewarding the power of the arts toward social justice. We believe that the arts are a powerful means for empowering difference, dismantling oppression, and building more sustainable futures.

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Stanford Arts Institute

The Stanford Arts Institute (SAI) offers interdisciplinary arts curricula and research programs such as the undergraduate Honors in the Arts, drawing on the wide-ranging intellectual resources of Stanford University. 

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Stanford Arts

Making the arts a fundamental part of a Stanford education and building the resources and programs required to realize that vision. 

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Creative Writing Program

The Creative Writing Program offers nearly 100 courses a year and host dozens of readings, one-day workshops, and events. Through the English Department, we offer an English major with a Creative Writing emphasis.