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Word as Image through October 26

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Capriccio and Fantasy through January 4

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

Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed
Through February 8, 2016 
This unparalleled collection of 29 sketchbooks, never before on public view, contain 1,045 drawings that span 50 years and represent the range of styles and subjects that Diebenkorn (Stanford BA, ’49) explored. Read more. Learn about programs and the catalogue. Review sketchbooks online.




Edward Hopper: New York Corner
Through February 8, 2016 
This exhibition spotlights the Cantor’s acquisition of Hopper’s seminal 1913 painting. Other works from Cantor’s collection point to the artistic practice that preceded the painting, showcase work by Hopper’s contemporaries, and present the kinds of practice that followed. Read more

Artists at Work
Through January 18, 2016            
This exhibition of more than 70 works honors our newest neighbor, the McMurtry Building for the Department of Art & Art History, where art will be both made and studied. The show explores how artists become inspired, how artists make objects, and how place impacts their work. Read more. Learn about programs and tours


Piranesi’s Paestum: Master Drawings Uncovered 
Through January 4, 2016
This is the only West-Coast viewing of the final works by influential Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778). Regarded as landmarks of 18th-century drawing, 15 large-scale renderings depicts the three ancient Greek temples at Paestum, south of Naples, which Piranesi visited in 1777. Read more. Learn about programs, catalogue, and tours

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