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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. 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 30
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.

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