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January 2020

Terry Berlier at Stanford Art Gallery

January 21, 2020

Terry Berlier brings together her interest in queerness and ecologies in a solo exhibition opening in January 2020 at the Stanford Art Gallery. Using abstract labored forms and kinetic and sound sculpture, her work suggests a path of reorienting to the world, turning things around so they can be understood differently. Learn more about Berlier’s work here.  Details to come.  Image: Terry Berlier. Nonorientable (Kokedera), 2019. VISITOR INFORMATION: Stanford Art Gallery is located at 419 Lasuen Mall, off Palm Drive. Visitor parking is free all…

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Crossing the Caspian: Persia and Europe, 1500-1700

January 22, 2020 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Crossing the Caspian explores the golden age of artistic exchange between the Safavid Empire of Persia and Europe. Featuring prints, drawings, miniature paintings, rare books and maps, as well as objects of porcelain and silk, this exhibition examines the opening of new geographic, diplomatic, and mercantile routes between Persia and Europe in the seventeenth century. The pieces assembled here include works by artists from Antwerp, Amsterdam, Paris, Hollstein, Qazvin, Isfahan, and Shiraz. Together, the works represent the process of coming…

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

January 22, 2020 11:00 am - 5:00 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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Gallery Talk | Outside Looking In: John Gutmann, Helen Levitt, and Wright Morris

January 29, 2020 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

Annual First-year MFA Exhibition

February 4, 2020

The Department of Art & Art History presents the annual first-year MFA exhibition, a group show that introduces the five first-year MFA students in art practice: Amy Elkins, Gabriella Grill, Joshua Guadalupe Moreno, Miguel Novelo, and Gregory Rick.  Details to come.  VISITOR INFORMATION: Coulter Art Gallery is located at 355 Roth Way, in the McMurtry Building on the Stanford campus. Visitor parking is free all day on the weekend and after 4 pm on weekdays, except by the Oval. Alternatively, take the…

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April 2020

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

April 3, 2020 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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October 2020

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

October 2, 2020 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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