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How the West Was Won
Temporary Exhibition

How the West Was Won

April 24, 2019–October 28, 2019

Yinka Shonibare MBE, "Cowboy Angels"

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Yinka Shonibare MBE (England, b. 1962), Cowboy Angel V, 2017. Woodcut with newsprint collage and cotton Dutch wax cloth additions. Robert E. and Mary B. P. Gross Fund, 2018.70.5

The five woodblock prints in the Cantor’s newly acquired portfolio Cowboy Angels (2017), by renowned British artist Yinka Shonibare, are his first works to enter the museum’s collection. Each image of a dynamic American cowboy figure also features a collaged piece of Shonibare’s signature material, the colorful Dutch wax fabric traditionally created in Europe for export to Africa. The juxtaposition serves as a reminder of the enduring colonial myths of racial and cultural purity that continue to reinforce long-standing associations of the heroic cowboy with national identity and authenticity.

Museum Hours

The Stanford art museums will open to the campus community on April 16 and to the public on April 21 at 25% capacity.
Free timed tickets are required and will be available soon.

In the meantime, we invite you to explore Museums From Home to enjoy Stanford art museums from home.

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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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Parking

Parking is limited. Stanford has a new contactless web/app system to pay for parking. Prior to your visit, we recommend you visit the Stanford Transportation website to learn more about the new visitor parking process.

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