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2023 Highlights


Cantor Exhibition Highlights

Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered

A Jewish immigrant, tailor, and slipper manufacturer in Brooklyn who took up painting at the age of 65, Morris Hirshfield (1872–1946) attracted a great degree of attention during his brief career as an artist.

an image of a couch and a woman with two birds

Beyond Here: The Judy and Sidney Zuber Collection of Latin American Photography

This exhibition features 34 works by Latin American photographers from 10 countries and across a range of photographic traditions.

An image of a man jumping behind a wall with a pistol drawn on it

Reality Makes Them Dream

The work of five photographers featured in the Capital Group Foundation Photography Collection at the Cantor Arts Center—Ansel Adams, John Gutmann, Helen Levitt, Wright Morris, and Edward Weston—comprises the core of the exhibition.

A black and white image of a naked woman floating in a pool

Anderson Collection Exhibition Highlights

Sam Francis Centennial

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Sam Francis (1923-1994) was one of his generation’s most well-known American artists in Western Europe and Japan.

abstract art painting by artist Sam Francis

Convergence Zone

The artworks in Convergence Zone bring together reflections on the human impact on bodies of water and how the planet responds with a spectrum of natural consequences.

an installation shot of Convergence Zone, depicting a horse and some trash strewn across simulating a beach

The Lost Birds

With outdoor locations in front of the Anderson Collection and Bing Concert Hall and along Campus Drive, five bronze sculptures represent five North American birds driven to extinction.

a bronze sculpture of a bird

Cantor Program Highlights

Museums of Tomorrow Symposium

This symposium is organized around a key question: Can technology transform systems of power within culture and its institutions?

logo for the museums of tomorrow symposium

Morris Hirshfield: A Personal View

Robert Dennis Rentzer, Morris Hirshfield’s grandson and exhibition curator Richard Meyer gathered for an intimate in-person celebration of the extraordinary life of a Brooklyn Jewish immigrant artist who was propelled to fame in the early 1940s by the New York avant-garde, after a forty-year career in the garment industry and slipper-making business.

A painting of a dog in green and beige colors

Chinese Dreams: Livien Yin and Reagan Louie in Conversation

Artists Reagan Louie and Livien Yin discussed their artistic practices and artworks responding to and building on archives of the Chinese diaspora. Yin’s work was on view in the exhibition East of the Pacific: Making Histories of Asian American Art and Louie’s in At Home/On Stage: Asian American Representation in Photography and Film, which both closed in early 2023.

A couple of details of artwork, one depicting a Chinese man and another a scene from an asian home

Anderson Program Highlights

The Burt & Dee Dee McMurtry Lecture: Jean Shin and Marci Kwon

Exhibition artist Jean Shin was in conversation with Marci Kwon, Assistant Professor of Art History at Stanford University and co-director of the Cantor Arts Center’s Asian American Art Initiative.

two women sitting down in conversation

Squeak Carnwath and Gregory Rick in Conversation

Anderson Collection artist Squeak Carnwath and recent Stanford MFA graduate Gregory Rick as they dive into conversation of what art making has taught them, the adversity that comes with it, and the determination needed to pursue this career.

Two artworks in vivid colors, beige, pink, yellow, and green hues

Don’t forget to pass the cheer on! Share this year-end selection of Cantor and Anderson Collection highlights on your social media channels. Also, please remember that we will remain open during the holiday season, so come visit us with friends and family!





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The Cantor is open to the public, Wednesdays–Sundays 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. We’re always free. Advance registration is not required, but it helps us plan if we know who's coming.

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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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