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When Home Won't Let You Stay

Migration Through Contemporary Art


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Migration is not a new phenomenon, but it does change over time. Migrants move by choice—seeking better education or financial security—or by force—fleeing war or persecution based on race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. People are also displaced by economic forces like gentrification and ecological forces like natural disasters and the effects of climate change. In “Learn More,” we’ve provided bibliographies and resource lists to help you explore the subject further.


In this section you will find recommended reading materials related to the exhibition.



In this forthcoming section, you will find a list of resources, advocates, and supporting organizations that are involved with migration at different levels, both in government and nonprofit sectors.


Spotlight on California

In this forthcoming section you will find a list of sources that were used in support of the "Spotlight on California" corner in the exhibition and recommended articles for further reading.


















This section is forthcoming.


Spotlight on California

At the Cantor, this exhibition takes on additional nuances thanks to the unique migration histories of California and the Bay Area. California has long been and continues to be one of the most diverse states in the nation, but it’s important to consider the complex histories that shaped it. Our Spotlight on California corner features factoids about our national, regional, and local context. As you read, consider how past patterns of and restrictions on movement and habitation have influenced our current moment.

Museum Hours

Although the museum is temporarily closed, our digital doors are always open.

Visit Museums From Home to enjoy Stanford art museums from home.

Welcome to Museums From Home

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 is limited. Visitor parking is available on Lomita Drive and in a nearby parking structure at Roth Way and Campus Drive. On weekdays until 4PM visitors may use marked, metered spots. On weekdays after 4PM and all day on weekends, visitor parking is free and visitors may also use A and C permit spaces.

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