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Stanford University
Blackboard
Temporary Exhibition

Blackboard

September 19, 2018–January 27, 2019

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Claes Oldenburg (U.S.A., b. Sweden, b. 1929), M. Mouse (with) 1 Ear (Equals) Tea Bag [Blackboard Version], 1973. Lithograph, screenprint, and chalk. Gift of Barbara Gray, 1991.126.18

Lynn Krywick Gibbons Gallery

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.

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Map and Directions

The Cantor Arts Center is located at the intersection of Museum Way and Lomita Drive in the heart of the arts district on the Stanford campus. The Cantor faces the Bing Concert Hall across Palm Drive, northwest of The Oval and the Main Quad.

328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way
Stanford, CA 94305-5060

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