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Updates Related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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March 27, 2020

With the health and safety of our community top of mind, the Cantor and Anderson Collection at Stanford University are extending their closures beyond the original timeline of April 15, 2020. A new reopening date has yet to be set.

We are also anticipating further adjustments to our spring exhibition schedules, including for Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor, Outside Looking In: John Gutmann, Helen Levitt, and Wright...

Winter Arts 2020

This season, museums and galleries all over the valley will host exhibitions that both look back at where we've come from, and look forward to where we may be going. The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University will explore the Persian and European art that emerged during the late Renaissance—as trade facilitated a cross-cultural exchange of ideas and customs.


Wesaam Al-Badry's 'Hermes #V' from the upcoming Cantor Arts Center exhibit, 'Paper Chase'

Photo Texts: Literature Meets Art at the Museum

Students of Fiction Experience Wright Morris’s Work On and Off the Page

Last October, lecturer Sara Houghteling accompanied her six students to meet with Maggie Dethloff—then the Capital Group Foundation curatorial fellow for photography, now the Cantor’s assistant curator of photography and new media—and explore the Cantor’s trove of original images by Wright Morris. Houghteling’s Photography in Fiction course (English 182E) looks at fiction writers like Morris who transcend the boundary between the written word and other art forms.

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Wright Morris (U.S.A., 1910-1998), Old Photographs of Train Depot and Portraits, Nebraska, 1947. Gelatin silver print. Cantor Arts Center Collection, The Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at Stanford University, 2019.46.35