The Cantor offers an impressive selection of classic and contemporary art installed in a unique blend of beautiful galleries and open spaces.
Make your visit a savory summer adventure of classic and contemporary art in the mid peninsula!
On View at the Cantor
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A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks
February 23, 2022–July 3, 2022
Gordon Parks work as a photographer, writer, composer, and filmmaker repeatedly wrecked the barriers set against African Americans.This installation foregrounds the significance of portraits—of known, infamous, or anonymous subjects—to Parks’ documentary work.
Ian Cheng: Emissary Sunsets The Self
June 30, 2021–ONGOING
Emissary Sunsets The Self takes place thousands of years in the future, in an environment governed by a sentient AI. While fantastical, Cheng’s artwork demonstrates the value of simulations to making the intricate and complex systems undergirding human life comprehensible.
Exhibitions Coming Soon
A sneak peek of what’s coming to the Cantor
At Home/On Stage: Asian American Representation in Photography and Film
Opens August 31
At Home/On Stage explores how Asian American artists’ work participates in conversations around identity and representation.
East of the Pacific: Making Histories of Asian American Art
Opens September 28
This historical survey showcases the Cantor’s ever-growing collection of Asian American art, the majority of which was acquired since 2018.
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.
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.