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January 2020

New Dimensionality: An Audiovisual Student Showcase

January 25 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A collaboration between ArtX, CCRMA, and Vibes & Vino, this experimental audiovisual student showcase features live music performance combined with visual works, pushing the boundaries of medium and performance: live synthesized beatboxing, sensory engagement with the SF Bay tidal record, and an entombed and distorted Alexa… all this and even more! Schedule Saturday: exhibits 7:00-11:00 PMperformances 8:00-10:00 PM Sunday: exhibits 2:00-5:00 PMworkshops 3:00-5:00 PM Admission Info Free

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Gallery Talk | Outside Looking In: John Gutmann, Helen Levitt, and Wright Morris

January 29 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This exhibition presents work by three American photographers in The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University who used the camera to observe the public lives and, occasionally, private spaces of others. German-born John Gutmann (1905–1998) settled in the Bay Area in 1933 and documented the spectrum of American society with an eye for the absurd, sensational, and grotesque. Author and artist Wright Morris (1910–1998) created a photographic portrait of his relations and their hard-scrabble, rural way of life…

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February 2020

Layer Cake: First-year MFA Exhibition

February 4

The Department of Art and Art History presents Layer Cake, an exhibition of works by five first-year MFA students in art practice: Amy Elkins, Gabriella Grill, Joshua Moreno, Miguel Novelo, and Gregory Rick. This is a very accomplished and diverse group in terms of their media and content, including drawing, digital art, painting, video, installation, and sculpture. Their work projects various social and cultural issues relevant to the artists and to all of us as well. These artists have developed…

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Opening reception: Layer Cake: First-year MFA Exhibition

February 6 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Department of Art and Art History presents Layer Cake, an exhibition of works by five first-year MFA students in art practice: Amy Elkins, Gabriella Grill, Joshua Moreno, Miguel Novelo, and Gregory Rick. This is a very accomplished and diverse group in terms of their media and content, including drawing, digital art, painting, video, installation, and sculpture. Their work projects various social and cultural issues relevant to the artists and to all of us as well. These artists have developed…

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April 2020

Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor

April 3 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigate issues of identity, social justice, and humanity’s changing relationship with nature. IMAGE: Ambreen Butt (Pakistan, b. 1969), Untitled, 2008. Hard ground and soft ground etching, aquatint, spitbite aquatint, drypoint, and chine collé, with hand-coloring. Palmer Gross Ducommun Fund, 2011.38.5 Admission Info Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Mon, 11am – 5pm, Thurs until 8pm. CLOSED TUES

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May 2020

A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

May 13 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

An exhibition celebrating work by groundbreaking African American artist Gordon Parks, who used his camera to confront racism and also represent creativity and endurance. IMAGE: Gordon Parks (U.S.A., 1912–2006), Emerging Man, 1952. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy of and © The Gordon Parks Foundation. The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University

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October 2020

When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art

October 2 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

In October 2020 the Cantor will open a group exhibition on the subject of contemporary migration, immigration, and the displacement of peoples. Drawing inspiration from British-Somali poet Warsan Shire’s “Home,” When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art examines how the forces of migration touch us all, radically destabilizing ideas of home, place, transit, and belonging in the 21st century.  IMAGE: Reena Saini Kallat (India, b. 1973), Woven Chronicle, 2011–16. Circuit boards, speakers, electrical wires, and fittings; single‑channel…

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