Palo Alto Weekly

Arts & Entertainment - March 5, 2010

More museum events

The February opening of "Tracing the Past" at the Cantor Arts Center drew scholars and artists from China and throughout the United States for lectures, art demonstrations and performances. Still ahead are two "elegant gatherings," in which scholars and artists share their knowledge; and the museum's Family Day.

The gatherings, held in the Cantor auditorium, take place on two Thursdays, April 8 and May 27, with discussions at 7:30 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. performance. Various performers will take part, introduced by Stanford Director of Orchestral Studies Jindong Cai.

The April event, "Healing: Mind, Body and Music," focuses on such practices as qi gong and acupuncture. The May gathering, "Cultivating the Self: Poetry, Painting and Music," will look at the relationships between language and poetry, and music and art.

Family Day takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25, and is geared toward children ages 5 to 12, but all are welcome. Kids can choose from such activities as ink drawings, dragon puppets, paper lanterns, opera masks and paper blossom trees. Chinese lion dancers will perform and storyteller Margaret More will entertain in the galleries. Admission is free, with food for sale.

Go to http://museum.stanford.edu or call 650-723-4177.

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