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March 2021

Virtual Exhibition Opening: Mapping the Islamic World: The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires

March 26 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Join us for the online live opening of Mapping the Islamic World: The Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires, the David Rumsey Map Center’s newest virtual exhibition. Guest curator Alexandria Brown-Hejazi, Stanford PhD candidate, will discuss the maps and cartographic studies of Ottoman Turkey, Safavid Persia, and Mughal India. Our thanks to the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies for their co-sponsorship which made this exhibition possible.  The exhibition opening will take place Friday, March 26, 2021 on Zoom and follows…

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Exquisite Reality: Photography and the Invention of Nationhood, 1851–1900

March 29

Invented and refined in the 1830s and 1840s, photography was initially hailed as an apolitical medium, a pure marriage of science and art. The French critic Francis Wey celebrated its ability to represent what he called “exquisite reality” — to depict the world exactly as it was. Photography not only reproduces the world the that a photographer sees; it also reveals how they see it. The pictures featured in this exhibition document the ideologies, biases, and aspirations of artists, patrons,…

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July 2021

A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

July 28 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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April 2022

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

April 6, 2022 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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