The Cantor Arts Center's collection of art created in the first half of the twentieth century explores how artists broke radically with the past by experimenting with new and modern styles. Working in Europe and the United States, these artists pushed the boundaries of traditional art-making by collapsing pictorial space and embracing abstract representations of the body. The works on view in this gallery—all examples of new approaches to visualizing modernity—helped set the stage for much of the art produced today.
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.