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

Object Lessons: Art & Its Histories


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 many 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. Learn more


The Wonder of Everyday Life: Dutch Golden Age Prints

Through March 20, 2017
While the Dutch Republic experienced unprecedented economic prosperity in the 17th century, printmakers were exceptionally sensitive—and sometimes obsessive—when rendering the details of everyday life. The prints in this installation explore how Rembrandt van Rijn and his peers depicted the sensual experience of the material world, contemplated life’s fleeting and constantly changing nature, and navigated spirituality’s role in modern life. Learn more

BajThe Conjured Life: The Legacy of Surrealism

Opens December 21
Featuring dozens of works dating from the 1920s to the present day, this exhibition demonstrates the deep currents Surrealism sent through the international art world beginning in the first half of the 20th century. The exhibition reveals this movement’s enduring grip on the imaginations of artists in the United States and around the world.
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