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Open House Event

Alum Takeover: McMurtry Edition

Join us for a celebration of art and community at our upcoming open house event during Stanford's 2024 Reunion Homecoming Weekend!

Reconnect with fellow Department of Art & Art History alums and immerse yourself in our vibrant art scene. The main reception will be held on Friday, October 25, 2024 (2-4pm), but the festivities begin on October 24. Alums will be showcasing their work via pop-up exhibits, documentary film screenings, and lightning book talks.

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Alum Newsroom

The artist, Perry Vásquez, sitting in front of Three Studies of Palm Trees. Photo by Lile Kvantaliani

Perry Vásquez’s triptych titled Three Studies of Palm Trees has been added to the permanent…

Twenty-eight Stanford seniors, graduate students, and alumni have been awarded grants to pursue…

Photo Credit: Mitchy McGhan

Angénieux proudly announces the 2024 recipient of its Special Encouragement Award: Kadri Koop, a…

Alum Spotlight

Photo of Carla Gutiérrez

Carla Gutiérrez, MFA Documentary Film '04

"At Stanford I fell in love with documentary editing. The mental exercise required to build a tight and emotionally charged story excited me to no end. The documentary program at Stanford taught me how to keep a film focused and a narrative arc engaging. I took these lessons with me as I went on to work as an Assistant Editor under veteran editor/director Kim Roberts (also a Stanford Documentary film alum). Under Kim’s mentorship I honed my storytelling skills to tackle long feature length narratives. Over the years I continued editing documentaries. I found the craft of editing incredibly creative and fulfilling. As an editor, I take viewers through an emotional, immersive experience. I have mastered the art of building vivid scenes and revealing my characters’ most intimate thoughts, passions, and demons."