The Rapture

The Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University presents The Rapture, on view from October 8 to December 8, with a reception on Friday, October 11, from 5:30-7:30 PM, at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery. This solo exhibition by Joel Leivick, the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Photography, features his new photographic works from the Pantheon.

The enormously entertaining exhibition of 45 color images is an unexpected surprise and deviation from Leivick’s past work, which has generally been characterized by large format landscape prints in black and white.  While in Italy last autumn as a 2012 Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, Leivick had planned a project involving beachfront…

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Matt Kahn, pioneer in design coursework and Stanford professor emeritus, dies

Matt Kahn, who taught for more than 60 years, was a painter, designer, art collector and beloved professor in the Department of Art and Art History.

Stanford Professor Emeritus Matt Kahn died at his Stanford home on June 24. He was 85. Kahn was born on May 29, 1928, in New York City, the son of Jess and Julia Kahn. He studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., where he met Lyda Weyl, his wife and partner in…

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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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Public Discourse: Photographs by Robert Dawson

Images act as a catalyst for discussing important issues of today.

Robert Dawson has long been interested in how photography can be used to understand our relationship with the environment and in photography’s ability to shape public awareness and understanding of complex issues surrounding water, land use and our shared commons. Public Discourse: Photographs by Robert Dawson features work spanning 30 years of his career. The photographs…

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