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.


In the American West: Photographs by Richard Avedon
Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks
Yosemite's Structure and Textures: Photographs by Eadweard Muybridge, Carleton Watkins, Ansel Adams, and Others

Tours: In the American West tours led by docents
Thursdays at 12:15, Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm

Lecture: February 22, 6:30 pm: The Devil and Dick Avedon: In the American West in Context, Colin Westerbeck, Contributing Writer, Los Angeles Times

Aurora Forum: April 18, 7:30 - 9 pm: Exposures of Truth: Richard Avedon and Gordon Parks, Andy Grundberg, Deborah Willis, and Wanda Corn (moderator)
Kresge Auditorium, 555 Nathan Abbott Way

Lecture: April 20, 6 pm: Diane Arbus and Howard Nemerov: A Resemblance, Alexander Nemerov, Professor of the History of Art, Yale University. The Center closes at 5 pm. Line up at the front doors for admittance at 5:40. Open seating, no reservations

Film: May 17, 6 pm: Half Past Autumn: The Life and Worksof Gordon Parks (2000, 90 minutes). Directed by Craig Rice, narrated by Alfre Woodard. Introduction: Jan Krawitz, Documentary Film Studies, Art and Art History, Stanford

Film: May 18, 7 pm: Shaft (1971, 100 minutes). Directed by Gordon Parks. Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building. Introduction: Scott Bukatman, Film and Media Studies, Art and Art History, Stanford

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In the American West: Photos by Richard Avedon
February 14 – May 8, 2007

Richard Avedon (1923-2004), Sandra Bennett, twelve year old, Rocky Ford, Colorado, August 23, 1980. Courtesy The Richard Avedon Foundation and the Amon Carter Museum. © 1980 The Richard Avedon Foundation