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• ARTIST'S TALK: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Thurs, April 13, at 7 pm, CEMEX Auditorium

• Treasure Market 2017: Mar 31, Apr 1–2

• Art Focus Lecture Series 2017

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Eye and the Sky: Trevor Paglen

• Warhol Unframed

• A Mushroom Perspective

New to the Cantor: Spencer Finch

New to the Cantor: Dashiell Manley



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MagritteThe Conjured Life: The Legacy of Surrealism

Through April 3, 2017
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. Learn more

Eames_Chair_hm_pageCreativity on the Line: Design for the Corporate World, 1950–1975

Opens April 26
This groundbreaking exhibition presents a fascinating new perspective on the creation and production of mid-century modern design by such major American figures as Eliot Noyes and Paul Rand (for IBM and Westinghouse), Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson (for Herman Miller), Ivan Chermayeff (for Mobil Oil), and Will Burtin (for Upjohn). Learn more

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

Learn about all the exhibitions on view.