Reading & Tribute to Elizabeth Murray: Stanford University, California
Unprecedented Exhibition of Works by Celebrated Contemporary Artist Elizabeth Murray
“Her Story”: Prints by Elizabeth Murray, 1986–2006
January 22–March 30, 2014
Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center presents a unique exhibition of works by Elizabeth Murray (1940–2007), considered one of the nation’s most important postmodernist abstract artists. “Her Story”: Prints by Elizabeth Murray, 1986–2006 includes all 42 of the groundbreaking editions made at New York’s Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) from 1986, when she first created prints there, through the last two decades of her prolific career. Primarily drawn from a private collection, this comprehensive selection of prints has never before been shown as a group. The exhibition runs January 22 through March 30.
Anne Waldman’s “Her Story” Collaboration with Murray
Prints on view include Murray’s collaborative project with renowned experimental poet Anne Waldman, which combined images by Murray and text by Waldman. The title of the series that resulted, “Her Story,” lends itself to the exhibition at the Cantor. Waldman, the author of more than 40 books, has been connected to the Beat movement and the second generation of the New York School. In 1974, with Allen Ginsberg, she founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, where she continues to teach. She performs internationally and collaborates extensively with visual artists, musicians and dancers.
Reading by Anne Waldman, February 20 at 7 pm
Waldman makes a special appearance at Stanford on Thursday, February 20, at 7 pm, free to the public with open seating. She will read several of her poems (one unpublished), discuss their context, and also talk about her collaboration with Murray to create “Her Story.” Location to be announced.
The Cantor Arts Center