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Norco_cloudRevisiting the South: Richard Misrach’s Cancer Alley
Through June 16
Experience the haunting beauty of this acclaimed photographer’s large-scale images. These exquisite works transcend the environmental devastation they reveal—landscapes and communities destroyed by the petrochemical industry. The exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, includes 19 large-scale color photographs and 14 contact sheets. MEDIA COVERAGE: San Francisco Chronicle, KQED, Examiner, SF Arts Quarterly, San Mateo Daily Journal, MetroActive, Lost in SF, Palo Alto Weekly

woman_with_crayLee Friedlander: The Cray Photographs
Through June 16
Witness the rise of the American supercomputer industry through the eyes of one of the nation's most influential photographers. The 79 vintage prints in the exhibition are the partial and promised gift of Michael J. Levinthal to the Cantor Arts Center. MEDIA COVERAGE: San Francisco Chronicle, KQED, Cray Blog, Digital Trends, MetroActive, San Mateo Daily Journal, Palo Alto Weekly

AvelineBuying and Selling: Early Modern Economies of Labor, Merchandise, Services, and Shopping
Through June 2
European artists of the 17th and 18th centuries took great interest in depicting the details of modern life, including commercial exchange and a rapidly expanding market of material goods. The 17 prints and drawings in this exhibition offer views of different types of workplaces and showcase a range of workers at their tasks, from the skilled goldsmith to the lowly butcher and rat catcher.

Student_filmBuying and Selling: Stanford Student Filmmakers on Bay Area Economies
Through June 2
Students in Stanford's graduate program in documentary film have found and recorded unheralded true stories in short films and videos. These films focus on "Buying and Selling" — of people, resources, and circumstances that may go unnoticed in the world of commerce. Selected from many dozens of documentaries produced over the past decade by Stanford M.F.A. and M.A. students, these shorts provide a contemporary counterpart to the themes illustrated in the focused exhibition Buying and Selling in the adjacent European gallery.

pyramidNorth Africa and the Holy Land in 19th-Century Photographs
Through June 2
During the 19th century, photographs served as surrogate experiences for Americans and Europeans unable or too daunted to travel. Scholars also used photographs as official records of archaeological expeditions, and they guided the devout who explored the places mentioned in the Bible. This installation presents 16 vintage photographs from the Cantor's collection, offering a range of subjects including city views, picturesque views of holy sites, ancient architectural wonders, and studies of significant artifacts.


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Tie_filmDance Department Film Screening
Thursday, May 30, 5–7 pm
Stanford's Department of Theater and Performance Studies, Dance Division presents Tie It Into My Own Hand. In this work-in-progress, filmmaker Paul Festa explores the languages of performance and the passing of knowledge when he takes a violin lesson from established performing and visual artists, none of whom are violinists.

kids_drawingFREE FAMILY EVENTS: learn more about family events
Every Sunday: Docent-Led Family Tours and Drop-In Art Making
Special 30-minute tours depart from "The Thinker" in the Rodin rotunda every Sunday at 12:30, 1, and 1:30 pm.
Artworks chosen for the tour become inspiration for drop-in art-making in the Moorman studio.
Due to popularity, sessions are limited to 30 minutes, as space permits. Free and open to all families.
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.

FREE DOCENT-LED TOURS: learn more about tours; all tours meet in the main lobby unless otherwise noted.

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Images, top to bottom:
Richard Misrach,
Norco Cumulus Cloud, Shell Oil Refinery, Norco, Louisiana, negative 1998, print 2012. Inkjet print. High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © 2012 Richard Misrach.
Lee Friedlander,
Cray at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 1986. Gelatin silver print. Lent by Michael J. Levinthal, Cantor Arts Center, L.8.18.2012. © Lee Friedlander, courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.

Pierre-Alexandre Aveline after Jean-Antoine Watteau,
The Sign (L'Enseigne), c. 1732, etching and engraving. Robert E. and Mary B. P. Gross Fund, 2011.17.
John Rory Fraser (Stanford M.F.A. Class of 2011),
We Continue in the Old Style (still), 2009.
Félix Bonfils,
Ascent of the Great Pyramid, 19th century, albumen print. Gift of Joseph Folberg, 1994.68.56.
Tie It Into My Own Hand,
Kids drawing in the gallery.
Family at a reception.

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