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

Announcement: Gallery Reinstallation
August 1–September 14, 2016
On August 7, 2016, several of the second floor galleries of the Cantor Arts Center will close and a major reinstallation will begin. This is the most significant reimagining of the museum’s permanent collection galleries in many years. The exhibition Object Lessons: Art & Its Histories, opening September 15, 2016, marks an exciting evolution in the life of the museum. Organized around the Stanford art history curriculum, the exhibition reflects the museum’s deepening commitment to academic engagement, teaching through works of art, and belief in the power of close looking. Read more

California: The Art of Water
Through November 28
California: The Art of Water examines the way artists and photographers have portrayed one of California's most precious resources over the last two centuries. The exhibition features over 50 works of water subjects by eminent artists, including Ansel Adams, Albert Bierstadt, David Hockney, Richard Misrach, Carleton Watkins, and others. Read more. Learn about tours

Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine
Through October 31
One hundred years ago the photographer Lewis Hine travelled to mills and factories in New England and the South, photographing child laborers. His photographs are among the most haunting images of children ever made. In this exhibition, a beautiful selection of Hine's child-labor photographs is juxtaposed with stunning contemporary photographs taken by photographer Jason Francisco (Stanford M.F.A., '89) of those same mill and factory sites as they look now. Read more. Learn about programs, tours and accompanying publication.


Object Lessons: Art & Its Histories

Opens September 15

Spanning the second floor of the museum, Object Lessons: Art & its Histories presents the most significant reinstallation of the museum's permanent collection galleries in twenty years.Organized around the curriculum of Art 1, Stanford's introduction to the history of Western Art, the exhibition reflects the museum’s deepened commitment to academic engagement, teaching through objects and belief in the power of close looking. Read more

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