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Painting Nature in the American Gilded Age
Temporary Exhibition

Painting Nature in the American Gilded Age

August 31, 2018–August 25, 2019

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William McGregor Paxton (U.S.A., 1869–1941), The Crystal, 1900. Oil on canvas. Gift of The Honorable Michael Huffington, 2015.29

Ruth Levison Halperin Gallery

Drawing from the Cantor’s permanent collection, this exhibition considers how nature was depicted by American artists from the 1880s to 1910, an era of unprecedented industrialization and urban development. Through landscapes, portraits, and still lifes, the exhibition highlights the importance of nature for artists and the public, both of whom increasingly were affected by machines, cities, and crowds.

Public Tour
Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30PM, meet in the Cantor's main lobby. 

We gratefully acknowledge support from the Halperin Exhibitions Fund.

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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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