Posts Tagged ‘cantor arts center’

Stanford student’s investigation reveals images in Diebenkorn painting

Richard Diebenkorn's 'Window' is the centerpiece of a new interactive exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center. The exhibit reveals hidden images beneath the painting found by Stanford student Katherine Van Kirk.

Stanford student Katherine Van Kirk, ’19, has paired modern technology with old-fashioned detective work to reveal images hidden beneath the surface of artist Richard Diebenkorn’s painting Window (1967). Van Kirk discovered multiple compositions hidden below Window’s surface that date to the mid-1950s and ‘60s, when Diebenkorn was a leader of the Bay Area Figurative movement. These earlier compositions…

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Take an art break at the Stanford museums

The Anderson Collection and the Cantor Arts Center are open during the winter break except on Christmas Day, with special holiday hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve only.

There are things to see and hear, inside and outside, at the Stanford art museums during the holiday season.  While the rest of the campus is closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 7, the Anderson Collection and the Cantor Arts Center welcome visitors to enjoy both wide-ranging temporary exhibitions and the museums’ stellar permanent collections.…

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New exhibition at Hoover Institution and Cantor Arts Center marks centenary of 1917 Russian Revolution

A joint exhibition at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the Cantor Arts Center highlights Stanford’s rich collections of materials on the history of late imperial and early Soviet Russia.

Drafts of the last Russian czar’s abdication letter, painted portraits of Russian rulers from the 18th and 19th centuries, photographs of massive street demonstrations in Petrograd and Moscow in 1917, and early Soviet-era propaganda posters – these are just some of the artifacts on display at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the Cantor Arts Center as part…

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Groundbreaking approaches to photography by Latin American and Latino artists at the Cantor

The Matter of Photography in the Americas, February 7–April 30, 2018

The Matter of Photography in the Americashighlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and a means of communication. Working in the wake of digital photography and the explosion of images this new technology…

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20.8% of the 2017 MacArthur Fellows were Stanford guest artists within the last year

Stanford congratulates the MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winners who recently spent time on campus engaging with students, faculty and the public. Nigerian-born, Los Angeles-based artist NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY, whose work tells elaborate and delicate stories of her life, was in conversation with Jodi Roberts, the Robert M. and Ruth L. Halperin Curator for Modern and…

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Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center offers a fresh look at Rodin – the modern man

The Cantor Arts Center is celebrating the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death with a new exhibition of the French sculptor’s extraordinary work. The exhibition opens Sept. 15.

If ingenuity is the lifeblood of Silicon Valley, then it’s entirely fitting that French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) is so closely associated with the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, which is marking the centenary of Rodin’s death with a new presentation of his sculptures. Rodin: The Shock of the Modern Body spans three galleries and features nearly 100 Rodin sculptures…

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Stanford celebrates the lasting impression of artist and educator Pedro de Lemos

Pedro de Lemos was the first curator of the Stanford Art Gallery, which is celebrating its centennial this year. An exhibition honoring de Lemos’ leadership and art is scheduled to begin in October.

Pedro Joseph de Lemos (1882-1954) was a visionary and guardian of art at Stanford. As the first director and curator of the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery (now the Stanford Art Gallery), de Lemos transformed the exhibition space into one of the most important artistic venues in California. He also served as director of the Stanford University Museum…

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Solo exhibition by celebrated artist Nina Katchadourian at the Cantor

Curiouser, September 15, 2017–January 7, 2018

The playful and perceptive work of Brooklyn- and Berlin-based artist Nina Katchadourian (b. 1968), is coming to the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University this fall. Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser, a mid-career survey, will explore several major bodies of work in a variety of media including video, photography, sculpture, sound installations, and a live performance. Organized by the…

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Behind-the-scenes look at Rodin reinstallation

The average exhibition takes one to two years of planning before opening to the public and the Cantor Art Center’s new envisioning of its Rodin collection is no exception. From fabrication to painting to lighting, it truly takes a well-organized team to pull off an exhibition of this magnitude. This video shares an inside look…

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Susan Dackerman appointed director of the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University

The curator and scholar joins the Cantor in the fall.

Scholar, curator and educator Susan Dackerman has been appointed the John and Jill Freidenrich Director of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, one of the most visited university museums in the country. She will join the staff on Sept. 18. Susan Dackerman(Image credit: Rebecca Zamora) Dackerman’s contributions to art scholarship and museology are numerous. In addition…

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Reimagining an African gallery

Stanford students bring new insight to a Cantor Arts Center space

Museums foster conversations between the work on display and its audience. To keep the conversation going, museums must change over time. Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center advanced the artistic conversation this spring when 12 undergraduates reimagined part of its African galleries in a class taught by Catherine Hale, the Phyllis Wattis Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas from 2014…

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Yellow is the new orange

Light-Induced Degradation of Realgar into Pararealgar

 stanfordarts. Jennie Yang, ’19, has long loved science and art. She explains in a post for Cross-Sections, @CantorArts’s art-conservation blog, “I would take all sorts of math-y science-y classes in high school, but I’d be painting and playing the viola at the same time.” Now she’s a student in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, and…

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Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center reveals re-envisioned galleries

The Cantor’s most significant reinstallation of permanent galleries in 15 years focuses on Stanford’s art history curriculum.

Plan to visit the Cantor Arts Center as often as possible this fall because you are likely to see new works of art each time you return. The Cantor is in the midst of a major re-envisioning project that involves the museum’s permanent collection on the second floor. The project will culminate in the opening…

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Contemporary Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Students curate a companion exhibition to "Red Horse"

Stanford senior Sarah Sadlier’s interest in Professor Scott Sagan’s Sophomore College summer seminar on the Battle of Little Bighorn in 2013 was personal. Sadlier, a Minneconjou Lakota Sioux, knew she had ancestors at the Little Bighorn. When plans for the Cantor exhibition Red Horse: Drawings of the Battle of the Little Bighorn grew out of…

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Warrior’s view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn on display at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center

The Red Horse exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center provides a treasure trove of illustrations and insights on the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.

A rare exhibition of 12 drawings by acclaimed artist Red Horse, a Sioux warrior who fought against George Armstrong Custer and the U.S. Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, is on display at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center through May 9. Exhibition of 12 drawings by Red Horse, a Minneconjou Lakota Sioux…

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Cantor Arts Center spotlights Richard Diebenkorn’s sketchbooks

The exhibition, "Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed," has been extended through Aug. 22, 2016, and all of the artist's sketchbooks are online via a new website. An extensive catalog has been published by Stanford University Press.

For the very first time, the complete sketchbooks of the great American artist Richard Diebenkorn are available to view. The Cantor Arts Center recently launched a new website that gives access to the museum’s collection of 29 sketchbooks by Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993), a renowned artist celebrated as both a central figure in the Bay Area…

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