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Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University

She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Through May 4
This exhibition introduces the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world. Their provocative work ranges from fine art to photojournalism and provides insights into political and social issues, including questions of personal identity and exploring the complex political and social landscapes of their home regions in images of expressiveness and beauty. Read more about the exhibition, programs, and tours.

Promised Land: Jacob Lawrence at the Cantor. A Gift from the Kayden Family
Through August 3
This exhibition features an exceptional group of 56 works by the 20th-century American artist, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), and one by his spouse, Gwendolyn Knight (1913–2005), recently given to the Cantor Arts Center by Dr. Herbert J. Kayden and his family in memory of Dr. Gabrielle H. Reem. The gift illuminates Lawrence’s career through 11 drawings, six paintings, one illustrated book, and 39 prints, all dating between the years 1943 and 1998. Read more about the exhibition, programs, tours, and catalogue.


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