Cantor Arts Center
328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way
Stanford, CA 94305-5060
Art on paper can take on myriad forms and expressions, each work revealing a glimpse into the struggles and beauty of so many different worlds. Over the last decade, Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, Interim Co-Director for the Cantor Arts Center and the Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator overseeing prints, drawings, and photographs, has acquired a diverse collection of works on paper by artists working in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. A selection of these acquisitions are featured in the new exhibition Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor. Running from Sept. 29, 2021, through Jan. 30, 2022, this much-anticipated installation features more than 100 objects, many that have never before been exhibited at the Cantor, including multiple works by major artists from a host of different cultures, backgrounds, and countries, such as Lee Friedlander (U.S.A., b. 1934), José Clemente Orozco (Mexico, 1883–1949), Carrie Mae Weems (U.S.A., b. 1953), and Malick Sidibé (Mali, 1936–2016).
Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, PhD Interim Co-Director, Cantor Arts Center; Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator; Curatorial Fellowship Program Director
Running from Sept. 29, 2021, through Jan. 30, 2022, this much-anticipated installation features many objects that have never before been exhibited at the Cantor, including multiple works by major artists from a host of different cultures, backgrounds and countries.
Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor was planned for the spring of 2020, but with the museum closed due to the pandemic, the show was postponed. There is a silver lining because the exhibition, which runs until Jan. 30, is now even more expansive than its original iteration.
In this Q&A, Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, Cantor’s Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator and the director of the Curatorial Fellowship Program, talks about the relationship between art and politics and previews opportunities at the museum to engage with art that addresses conflict, power and governance while prompting dialogue about artists’ enduring calls for social justice.
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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.
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