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FREE LECTURE BY RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER
Richard Misrach Lecture
Monday, May 13, 6 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building
Photographer Richard Misrach discusses his work, including photographs in the exhibition Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach's Cancer Alley. Misrach will also sign copies of his accompanying book, Petrochemical America.
CURRENT PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWS
Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach’s Cancer Alley
Through June 16
Experience the haunting beauty of this acclaimed photographer’s large-scale images. These exquisite works transcend the environmental devastation they reveal—landscapes and communities destroyed by the petrochemical industry. The exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. The show includes 19 large-scale color photographs and 14 contact sheets. Misrach speaks May 13, 6 pm. Learn more
Lee Friedlander: The Cray Photographs
Through June 16
Witness the rise of the American supercomputer industry through the eyes of one of the nation's most influential photographers. The 79 vintage prints in the exhibition are the partial and promised gift of Michael J. Levinthal to the Cantor Arts Center. Learn more
Hauntings: American Photographs, 1845–1970
Through July 7
Spellbinding images that allude to the ghostly quality and ephemeral nature of photography. In the 22 photographs selected for this installation, time rolls in rear-view mirrors and ocean waves, or across the sky in a passing phenomenon, a dirigible floating in the clouds.
North Africa and the Holy Land in 19th-Century Photographs
Through June 2
During the 19th century, photographs served as mementos of journeys or surrogate experiences for Americans and Europeans unable or too daunted to travel. They were also used by scholars as official records of archaeological expeditions and by the devout to explore places mentioned in the Bible. This installation presents 16 vintage photographs offering city views, picturesque views of holy sites, ancient architectural wonders, and studies of significant artifacts. All photographs in this installation are drawn from the Cantor Arts Center's collection.
ALSO ON VIEW
Buying and Selling: Early Modern Economies of Labor, Merchandise, Services, and Shopping
Through June 2
European artists of the 17th and 18th centuries took great interest in depicting modern life, which included commercial exchange and a rapidly expanding market of material goods. The 17 prints and drawings in this exhibition offer views of different types of workplaces and showcase a range of workers at their tasks, from the skilled goldsmith to the lowly butcher and rat catcher.
Buying and Selling: Stanford Student Filmmakers on Bay Area Economies
Through June 2
Students in Stanford's graduate program in documentary film have found, recorded, and presented unheralded true stories in short films and videos. These films focus on "Buying and Selling" — of people, resources, and circumstances that may otherwise go unnoticed in the world of commerce. Selected from many dozens of documentaries produced over the past decade by Stanford M.F.A. and M.A. students, these shorts provide a contemporary counterpart to the themes illustrated in the focused exhibition Buying and Selling in the adjacent European gallery. Two installments, seven films each.
Dotty Attie: Sometimes a Traveler/There Lived in Egypt
Through June 16
Dotty Attie is known for her reproductions of European Old Master paintings paired with text—pieces that poetically reveal the voyeuristic narratives in Western visual and literary arts. Her portfolio Sometimes a Traveler/There Lived in Egypt calls particular attention to the exploitation of the North African female body and its place in European Orientalists' imaginations. Sixteen works on display.
More Than Fifteen Minutes: Andy Warhol and Celebrity
Through June 30
As a Pop artist trained in advertising, Andy Warhol was obsessed with fame and the media. This exhibition features prints, drawings, and Polaroid photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Mao Tse Tung, Mick Jagger, and other contemporary icons, exploring ideas about fame, ephemerality, and the legacy of Andy Warhol. Approximately 24 works on display.
A Royal Renaissance: School of Fontainebleau Prints from the Kirk Edward Long Collection
Through July 14
After suffering military defeat at the hands of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, King Francois I of France returned to his realm in 1526, determined to triumph in matters of culture. He began by commissioning esteemed Italian artists to transform his medieval hunting lodge at Fontainebleau into a showcase royal residence, other artists made engravings and etchings that recorded the multimedia ensembles reflecting the new "Fontainebleau" style. More than 30 of these works have been selected from the collection of Kirk Edward Long to illustrate the sophistication and extravagance of this courtly style. Learn more
Border Crossings: From Imperial to Popular Life
Through August 4
How are the boundaries between social classes and identities challenged and transcended? This exhibition explores that question by considering art production in China and Japan during the last three hundred years. After recent research and reevaluation, two sets of 18th-century Chinese paintings from the collection have been rescued from obscurity and are now on view here for the first time. These works demonstrate how artisans outside palace walls reproduced the subjects and styles of imperial paintings in order to satisfy the demands of a rising social class. In addition, the exhibition features Japanese woodblock prints of civil life, urban scenes and coveted fashions of the “floating world”—images that existed despite the ruling shogunate’s regimentation. Forty-four works on display.
Wood, Metal, Paint: Sculpture from the Fisher Collection
Through August 2013
This installation includes pieces by Martin Puryear, Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenburg, Carl Andre, and John Chamberlain. The six works on display are especially significant because they serve as examples of the innovations that established the reputations of these artists.
Sequence at Stanford
Richard Serra's Sequence is on loan from the Doris and Don Fisher Collection for five years. Its location at the Cantor finally gives viewers the chance to encounter Sequence in the open air, as Serra intended. Entrance to Sequence is via the Cantor building; it is accessible during museum hours.
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Institute for Diversity in the Arts Panel: Improvising Art and Identity
Monday, May 6, 4:15 pm, Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building
Elisabeth Sussman, co-curator of the 2012 Whitney Biennial and lead curator of the 1993 Whitney Biennial, and others help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Whitney Biennial. Cantor director Connie Wolf, who was part of the 1993 exhibition's team, moderates.
Art and Medicine Roundtable: A Heaping Dose of Creativity: Medicine and the Arts
Wednesday, May 8, 2 pm
For Richard Kogan lecture and recital, contact the Stanford Ticket Office, 650-725-2787
Audrey Shafer, director of the Arts, Humanities, and Medicine Program of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, examines the human condition through the lens of artists, patients, and health care workers; plus art as an antidote to extreme adversity in the work of Magritte, the union of performance and illness in the work of postmodern choreographer Anna Halprin, a new dance about how the labor of practicing medicine is inscribed on our bodies, and a lecture and recital in Bing Concert Hall, "The Mind and Music of Beethoven," by psychiatrist and pianist Richard Kogan.
Spotlight on Art
Friday, May 10, 2 pm
Amy DaPonte, PhD candidate in art and art history, will discuss Lee Friedlander: The Cray Photographs. Meet in the Ruth Levison Halperin Gallery.
Dance Department Film Screening
Thursday, May 30, 5–7 pm
Stanford's Department of Theater and Performance Studies, Dance Division presents Tie It Into My Own Hand. In this work-in-progress, filmmaker Paul Festa explores the languages of performance and the passing of knowledge when he takes a violin lesson from established performing and visual artists, none of whom are violinists.
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Every Sunday: Docent-Led Family Tours and Drop-In Art Making
Special 30-minute tours depart from "The Thinker" in the Rodin rotunda every Sunday at 12:30, 1, and 1:30 pm.
Artworks chosen for the tour become inspiration for drop-in art-making in the Moorman studio.
Due to popularity, sessions are limited to 30 minutes, as space permits. Free and open to all families.
Daily: Art packs: Young artists can check out art kits stocked with colored pencils and sketch paper and spend time in our galleries drawing. Children then return the kits when they are finished and take their work home.
FREE DOCENT-LED TOURS: learn more about tours; all tours meet in the main lobby unless otherwise noted.
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Images, top to bottom:
Richard Misrach, photo by Steve Castillo.
Richard Misrach, Night Fishing, Near Bonnet Carré Spillway, Norco, Louisiana, negative 1998, print 2012. Inkjet print. High Museum of Art, Atlanta © 2012 Richard Misrach.
Lee Friedlander, Cray at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 1986. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Michael J. Levinthal, Cantor Arts Center, 2012.224.1. © Lee Friedlander, courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Gertrude Stanton Kasebier, Happy Days, 1905. Photogravure. Gift of Graham Nash, 1978.234.23.
Félix Bonfils, Ascent of the Great Pyramid, 19th century, albumen print. Gift of Joseph Folberg, 1994.68.56.
Artist Unknown, Coffee Vendor, 18th century, pen and ink with watercolor on paper. Museum Purchase Fund, 1969.200.
John Rory Fraser (Stanford M.F.A. Class of 2011), We Continue in the Old Style (still), 2009.
Dotty Attie, Portfolio for "Sometimes a Traveler/There Lived in Egypt," 1995. By exchange with The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, for a gift from David Gilhooly, 1998.455.20.
Andy Warhol, Liz, 1964. Offset lithograph. Lent by The Marmor Foundation. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
René Boyvin, Enlightenment of François I, 1550-55. Engraving. Cantor Arts Center, Lent by Kirk Edward Long.
Artist unknown (China, Qing Dynasty 1644-1912), Ten Beauties (detail), late 18th century. Ink and color on silk. Stanford Museum Collections, 2012.581.
Carl Andre, Copper-Zinc Plain, 1969. Copper and zinc. Loan courtesy the Fisher Family.
Richard Serra, Sequence, 2006. Photo: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News.
Family at a reception.
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