The Cantor Arts Center offers myriad opportunities for Stanford faculty and students and the public at large to participate in programs, classes, and art-related events. Most of the programs are free. See the calendar for a full list, explore the links at left for information, or sign up to receive our monthly email newsletter. The Center is fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Faculty Lecture: Alexander Nemerov, Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine
Wednesday, October 5, 6:00pm, Cantor Auditorium
    One hundred years ago the American photographer Lewis Hine took some of the most memorable pictures of child workers ever made. Traveling around the United States while working for the National Child Labor Committee, he photographed children in textile mills, coal mines, and factories from Vermont to Georgia. In this lecture, given in tandem with the Cantor's exhibition Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine, Alexander Nemerov, presents an alternative reading of these images and examines the powerful, emotional and mystical appeal these photographs continue to have today.
    Professor Nemerov is the Chair of the Department of Art & Art History and the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities. This program is sold out. If you would still like to try to attend, please join our line for those without registration. At 5:50pm, seating will be made available to all guest, regardless of registration, on a first-come, first-seated basis until capacity has been reached.

 

Film Screening: Season 8: ART21

Select Wednesdays in October, November, and December Cantor Auditorium
    Join us for Season 8 of ART 21, the Peabody-Award-winning PBS series featuring portraits of 16 innovative artists who live & work in four dynamic cities. 
Chicago: October 5 and November 2
Los Angeles: October 12 and November 30
Mexico City: October 19 and December 7
Vancouver: October 26 and December 14
No registration required. Episodes will be screened at the Cantor Auditorium at 12pm, 1pm, and 2 pm.

Artist Talk: Colin Kloeker of Works Progress

Thursday, October 13, 6:00pm, Inner Courtyard

Colin Kloeker discusses the public art project Water Bar.

 

Water Bar - Public Art Interactive

Saturday, October 15, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Inner Courtyard

Saturday, October 22, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Inner Courtyard

Saturday, October 29, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Inner Courtyard

    Activate this public art project by sampling local tap waters and engaging in conversation with scientists, engineers, artists, activists, students, and others whose work focuses on issues around water.

 

Gallery Talk with Jennifer Carty
New to the Cantor: Dashiell Manley

Thursday, October 20 at 6:00pm, Freidenrich Family Gallery

Jennifer Carty, Curatorial Assistant, leads a gallery talk through New to the Cantor: Dashiell Manley.

    For over a century, artists have employed the newspaper as a source of inspiration, communication, and even as an artistic medium. Los Angeles-based artist Dashiell Manley upholds this tradition by deftly translating the news into large-scaled, visually stunning art objects that slip enticingly between text and abstract painting. This solo exhibition calls into question the ways in which we experience current events and the value of print journalism in an age increasingly mediated through digital media.

 

Intersections: Douglas Crimp in Conversation with Richard Meyer

Thursday, October 27, 6:00pm, Cantor Auditorium

    Douglas Crimp, art critic and queer theorist, reads from his new book, Before Pictures, and discusses post-war art, gay culture and memoir writing with Richard Meyer, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History.

Intersections is co-sponsored by the Anderson Collection, Cantor Arts Center, and the Department of Art and Art History

 

Art Practice Faculty Talk Series: Camille Utterback

Thursday, November 3, 6:00pm, Cantor Auditorium

    This is part of a continuing series of Art Practice faculty talks at the Cantor to welcome the Department of Art and Art History to their new home in the McMurtry Building.

 

Gallery Talk with Jennifer Carty - New to the Cantor: Dashiell Manley

Saturday, November 5, at 12:30pm, Freidenrich Family Gallery

Jennifer Carty, Curatorial Assistant, leads a gallery talk through New to the Cantor: Dashiell Manley.

    For over a century, artisits have employed the newspaper as a source of inspiration, communication, and even as an artisitc medium. Los Angeles-based artist Dashiell Manley upholds this tradition by deftly translating the news into large-scaled, visually stunning art objects that slip enticingly between text and abstract painting. This solo exhibition calls into question the ways in which we experience current events and the value of print journalism in an age increasingly mediated through digital media.

 

Water Bar - Public Art Interactive

Saturday, November 5,  12:00pm -  4:00pm, Inner Courtyard

Saturday, November 12, 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Inner Courtyard

Saturday, November 19, 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Inner Courtyard

   Activate this public art project by sampling local tap waters and engaging in conversation with scientists, engineers, artists, activists, students, and others whose work focuses on issues around water.


Gallery Talk with Elizabeth Mitchell - The Wonder of Everyday Life: Dutch Golden Age Prints

Thursday, November 17, 6:00pm, Halperin Gallery

Elizabeth Mitchell, Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Drawings, Prints and Photographs, leads a gallery talk through The Wonder of Everyday Life: Dutch Golden Age Prints.

   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. Their style introduced visual realism to the dramatic and dynamic compositions characteristic of the Baroque. A  hallmark of Dutch prints created during this Golden Age is their depiction of the grit, dark corners and textures present in the mundane objects featured in domestic scenes, landscapes, portraits, and even compositions interpreting literature or religious texts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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