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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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April 17 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event has been canceled due to the acceleration of domestic coronavirus developments. Stanford University has extended its previous restrictions on large-scale university gatherings to now include events of over 50 people through May 15. Visit Stanford Health Alerts for the latest Stanford information about COVID-19.

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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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Art and Authenticity

May 18 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Erik Yingling, PhD candidate in Art & Art History at Stanford, presents the exhibition Aura: Art and Authenticity, which he curated. The exhibition reveals new insights about objects in the Cantor’s collection in order to demonstrate the complexity of labels such as “authentic,” “fake,” and “forgery.” Along the way he sheds light on the mindset of Leland Stanford Jr. and Jane Stanford as collectors. The exhibition displays objects that purport to range from ancient Egypt to Classical civilization and into the era of Christian…

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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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