Posts Tagged ‘cantor arts center’

Reimagining an African gallery

Museums foster conversations between the work on display and its audience. To keep the conversation going, museums must change over time. Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center advanced the artistic conversation this spring when 12 undergraduates reimagined part of its African galleries in a class taught by Catherine Hale, the Phyllis Wattis Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas from 2014…

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Yellow is the new orange

 stanfordarts. Jennie Yang, ’19, has long loved science and art. She explains in a post for Cross-Sections, @CantorArts’s art-conservation blog, “I would take all sorts of math-y science-y classes in high school, but I’d be painting and playing the viola at the same time.” Now she’s a student in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, and…

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Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center reveals re-envisioned galleries

Plan to visit the Cantor Arts Center as often as possible this fall because you are likely to see new works of art each time you return. The Cantor is in the midst of a major re-envisioning project that involves the museum’s permanent collection on the second floor. The project will culminate in the opening…

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Contemporary Perspectives on the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Stanford senior Sarah Sadlier’s interest in Professor Scott Sagan’s Sophomore College summer seminar on the Battle of Little Bighorn in 2013 was personal. Sadlier, a Minneconjou Lakota Sioux, knew she had ancestors at the Little Bighorn. When plans for the Cantor exhibition Red Horse: Drawings of the Battle of the Little Bighorn grew out of…

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Warrior’s view of the Battle of the Little Bighorn on display at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center

A rare exhibition of 12 drawings by acclaimed artist Red Horse, a Sioux warrior who fought against George Armstrong Custer and the U.S. Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, is on display at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center through May 9. Exhibition of 12 drawings by Red Horse, a Minneconjou Lakota Sioux…

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Cantor Arts Center spotlights Richard Diebenkorn’s sketchbooks

For the very first time, the complete sketchbooks of the great American artist Richard Diebenkorn are available to view. The Cantor Arts Center recently launched a new website that gives access to the museum’s collection of 29 sketchbooks by Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993), a renowned artist celebrated as both a central figure in the Bay Area…

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Cantor Arts Center digitizes collection for online database

Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center has completed a 6-year project to make its collection accessible online. Students, faculty, scholars and the general public can now visit the museum’s website, type in a title, artist, theme or other search criteria, and see high-quality digital images of the majority of the 45,000-plus objects in the collection. Partial inventories…

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Campus engagement at the Cantor Arts Center

Two large exhibitions engage faculty, students and campus partners from multiple disciplines. She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World (closing May 4) This exhibition features the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world. Through partnerships with the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the…

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Welcome Back!

On Sept. 21 the Anderson Collection at Stanford University officially opened its doors, following a week of celebratory events. Over 3,000 visitors enjoyed this amazing new campus resource during the opening weekend. And then the next day classes started – and Professor Pamela Lee’s Abstract Expressionism seminar held its first session in the Anderson Collection…

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Cantor Arts Center’s French summer

Never mind that King Francois I of France pre-dated Bastille Day by more than 200 years. The sophisticated and extravagant School of Fontainebleau style that developed under his royal command is something to celebrate and see during the month of France’s La Fête Nationale. Francois’ 16th-century prints, le quatorze juillet, on view through Sunday, are part of…

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A year of high notes for Stanford’s Chocolate Heads

The Chocolate Heads movement band had a banner year, by any measure. They collaborated with jazz great William Parker, workshopped with neuroscientists and synesthetes, staged an underground performance at Cantor Arts Center, dazzled an audience at Bing Concert Hall, partnered with the a cappella group Talisman on an original composition, and finished the year with a spring…

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Saints and Manet at the Cantor starting June 12

Faith Embodied: Saints from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment June 12–November 17, 2013 Gallery for Early European Art The 16 prints in this exhibition explore different narrative strategies that artists employed to represent the deeds, miraculous visions, and martyrdoms of the saints. The works also demonstrate how the depiction of saints varied, from simple images…

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Stanford art history graduate students will take a hands-on approach thanks to Mellon Grant

For an art lover, there is nothing quite like standing in front of a work of art. There’s the scale of the work, the texture of the paint, and the visceral emotional reaction that can only come through experience. For the museum curator, handling these objects – reading the artist’s scribbles on the back of…

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Cantor Arts Center Chooses Photography as an Area for Expansion

Stanford, Calif. — Connie Wolf, the John and Jill Freidenrich Director of the Cantor Arts Center, announces the launch of a comprehensive plan for the growth of the Cantor’s photography program. This will position the Cantor as a leader in the collection, exhibition and study of photographs in the Bay Area, which is recognized internationally…

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Richard Misrach lecture on 
Monday, May 13 at 6 pm at Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building


Artist Richard Misrach will be at Annenberg Auditorium on Monday to talk about his photography and the Cantor exhibition Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach’s Cancer Alley. Misrach, one of the most influential photographers of his generation, helped pioneer the renaissance of color photography and large-scale presentation. For 40 years he has documented modern industry’s impact…

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Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center partners with the Google Art Project, an international online art gallery

Nothing compares to seeing a work of art in person, but there might also be nothing compared to examining a high- resolution image of a work of art that reveals details not visible to the naked eye – at least a naked eye viewing from behind a velvet rope or through protective Plexiglas. The closer-than-you-can-get-in-person…

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