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October 2017

Lasting Impressions of Pedro de Lemos: The Centennial Exhibition

October 3 12:00 am

Celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Stanford Art Gallery, the Department of Art & Art History presents Lasting Impressions of Pedro de Lemos: The Centennial Exhibition, on view October 3-December 3, 2017 with a reception on Thursday, October 5, 5-7pm. Pedro Joseph de Lemos (1882-1954) was the last nationally recognized leader of the American Arts & Crafts Movement.  In 1917 he resigned the directorship of the San Francisco Art Institute to become head of the Stanford University Museum (today’s Cantor…

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Opening Reception | Lasting Impressions of Pedro de Lemos: The Centennial Exhibition

October 5 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Stanford Art Gallery, the Department of Art & Art History presents Lasting Impressions of Pedro de Lemos: The Centennial Exhibition, on view October 3-December 3, 2017 with a reception on Thursday, October 5, 5-7pm. Pedro Joseph de Lemos (1882-1954) was the last nationally recognized leader of the American Arts & Crafts Movement.  In 1917 he resigned the directorship of the San Francisco Art Institute to become head of the Stanford University Museum (today’s Cantor…

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InTransit: 4th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

October 17 12:00 am

The Stanford Department of Art & Art History presents InTransit, the 4th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, on view October 17 through December 3, 2017 with a reception on Thursday, October 19, from 4-6pm. This exhibition features a selection of artwork made by undergraduates, campus wide. “It is very refreshing to see the creativity and energy thriving among our undergraduates. InTransit is only a sample of a wider experience across disciplines that our students engage in throughout different departments. We tried…

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The Crown under the Hammer: Russia, Romanovs, Revolution

October 18 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ruth Levison Halperin Gallery, Lynn Krywick Gibbons Gallery at the Cantor Arts Center and the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 this exhibition examines the political, social, and cultural upheavals that transformed Russia in the final decades of the Romanov dynasty and the first years of Soviet Communism. Jointly organized by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives and the Cantor Arts Center, this dual-site exhibition features a wide variety of art objects and…

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Earthly Hollows: Cave and Kiln Transformations

October 18 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This exhibition presents a focused look at caves and kilns, aka “earthly hollows,” as symbolic and physical passages of transformation. Drawing from Cantor’s rich collection of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean art, Earthly Hollows: Cave and Kiln Transformations examines the dynamic ways in which caves, be they mountain grottoes or kilns, tunnel-like chambers made of earth and clay, interface mundane and mystical realms. This exhibition presents a focused look at caves and kilns, aka “earthly hollows,” as symbolic and physical passages of…

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The Buddha’s Word @ Stanford

October 18 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This exhibition showcases Buddhist manuscripts and prints held at the Cantor and in Stanford libraries, ranging in dates from around the 11th century to the early 20th century, and coming from various parts of the traditional Buddhist world, from Sri Lanka to Japan. The Buddha’s Word highlights the written word not simply as the visual counterpart to speech but as a thing of beauty and sacredness in and of itself. IMAGE: Artist unknown (Nepal, 12th C.), Pages from a Manuscript of…

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Opening Reception | InTransit: 4th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition

October 19 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Stanford Department of Art & Art History presents InTransit, the 4th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, on view October 17 through December 3, 2017 with a reception on Thursday, October 19, from 4-6pm. This exhibition features a selection of artwork made by undergraduates, campus wide. “It is very refreshing to see the creativity and energy thriving among our undergraduates. InTransit is only a sample of a wider experience across disciplines that our students engage in throughout different departments. We tried…

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November 2017

About Face: Intimacy and Abstraction in Photographic Portraits

November 1 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

This exhibition considers the voyeuristic intimacy of the close-up portrait in thirteen photographs by celebrated photographers Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, John Gutmann, Barbara Morgan, and Edward Weston. Dating from the 1920s to the early 1940s, each striking photograph captures a likeness and the mood set by the subject’s personality. Taken in close proximity  or  cropped  in the darkroom,  they present  their  subjects  in great detail but also allow passages of abstraction  to emerge from  the  clean  geometry of  the compositions.IMAGE:…

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December 2017

Open Studios: Fall | 2017

December 8 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Open Studios is a self-guided art tour of our undergraduate student showcase from the Fall 2017 Art Practice courses: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Digital Art, Sculpture, Film and more..! This is a rare opportunity to see student artwork in the studios in which it was created. Previous, Open Studio, photos can be viewed here VISITOR INFORMATION:The McMurtry Building is located on Stanford’s campus, at 355 Roth Way. The Stanford Art Gallery, room AG110 is located at the rear of the Art Gallery…

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February 2018

The Matter of Photography in the Americas

February 7, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Featuring artists from twelve different countries, this exhibition presents a wide range of creative responses to photography as an artistic medium and a communicative tool uniquely suited to modern media landscapes and globalized economies. The artists in this exhibition resist the impulse to “document” or “photograph anew” the world immediately around them. Instead, they employ a wide range of materials — from prints and drawings to photocopies and audio installations — to highlight the ways in which photography shapes our…

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