Blackboard brings together works that imitate, resemble, or feature a blackboard, to consider the relationship between art and education. The “blackboards” on view interrogate schooling, authority, literacy, form, and color. Drawing on the Cantor’s permanent collection, the exhibition features work by Raymond Saunders, Jasper Johns, Laura Volkerding, and Enrique Chagoya. Curated by Yinshi Lerman-Tan, PhD candidate in the Stanford Department of Art & Art History, Blackboard will be a part of the 50 State Initiative organized by For Freedoms, a platform for artists and museums to encourage civic engagement.
This exhibition and accompanying publication are organized by the Cantor Arts Center as part of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.