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Reaching Towards Warmer Suns: A Conversation with Kiyan Willams and A-lan Holt

November 16, 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Anderson Collection

Kiyan Williams’ Reaching Towards Warmer Suns, is a public work on view on the grounds of the Anderson Collection, among a grove of oak trees. The piece emerged from artist and Stanford alum Kiyan Williams’ time along the slave docks of Virginia within the context of the pandemic and protests against on-going anti-Black police violence. Williams explains how the sculpture arose from a need to mark the paths of slavery as sacred, and “memorialize on-going struggles of self-determination for Black people.”

Join us as we welcome the artist in conversation with A-lan Holt, director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford as they speak about Kiyan's life and work as well as the role of artists as makers, thinkers, and scholars live at the Anderson Collection.

***RSVP is required and does not guarantee you a seat. Please arrive early as this event will be limited to 50 people. Doors open at 5:00pm. RSVP is required. Please note this event is open to Stanford affiliates only; Stanford ID required.***

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Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA), Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Anderson Collection at Stanford University
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