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The_showerModernism and Its Discontents
Opens September 18
This exhibition presents a small selection of works by artists who were active in the development of modern art and visual culture in Europe and the U.S. from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century. Included are works by Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, and Eugène Atget that were selected by Nancy J. Troy, the Victoria and Roger Sant Professor in Art and the Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford. This exhibition is organized in conjunction with Troy’s course “The Visual Culture of Modernism and Its Discontents, ca. 1850–1925” and reflects the museum’s commitment to provide students with unique opportunities to learn from and work with objects from the museum’s collection. 

serra_installCantor on Screen: Films by Stanford Students
Through September 8
Seven documentary shorts by Stanford students reveal hidden information about the Cantor. Our Darling Boy traces the tragic death of Leland Stanford Jr., for whom the museum was initially named. Sueña Despierto (Dreams Awake) stars poet, union activist, and Cantor janitor Doroteo Garcia. In Guards on Film, Cantor security guards talk about their favorite works in the museum. Installation shows the process of installing Richard Serra's 235-ton sculpture "Sequence." Digital Archiving: A Process shows the Cantor's Colin Stinson at work.Tick Tock explores the development of moving pictures and the museum's Eadweard Muybridge collection. Georgia Granite Circle captures Cantor staff installing a sculpture by Richard Long, pioneer of Britain's land art movement.



EVERY SUNDAY--Docent-Led Family Tours and Art-Making
Special tours depart from The Thinker every Sunday at 12:30, 1, and 1:30 pm.
Enjoy focused drawings in the gallery 12:30–5 pm and art-making in the studio 1–3 pm; materials supplied.
DAILY--Art packs: Young artists can check out art kits stocked with colored pencils and sketch paper and spend time in our galleries drawing. Children then return the kits when they are finished and take their work home.

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Images, top to bottom:
Félix Vallotton, Switzerland, 1893-1894.
The Shower (L'Averse). Lithograph. Mortimer C. Leventritt Fund, 1970.122.
Digital still from
Installation (2011) Paul Donatelli, Laura Green, and Sara Mott.

Kids drawing in the gallery.
Family at Member Appreciation Day.

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