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May 2010
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Pick of the Month
Continuing Exhibitions
In the Galleries

GuardiCollection Highlights from Europe 1500–1800, Ancient Greece and Rome
Opens May 5
The gallery devoted to European art is revitalized and now includes artworks from the ancient Mediterranean, in addition to 16th- through 18th-century art from western Europe. The first rotation of works on paper examines the European fascination with ruins.

KoulangeEye of the Beholder: Honoring Ruth and Robert Halperin
Through May 30
Exhibition of 45 works from discerning art lovers and committed friends of the Cantor Arts Center, Robert and the late Ruth L. Halperin.



Qi_Bashi3Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future: Master Ink Painters in 20th-Century China
Through July 4
Calligraphy and paintings from artists known in China as the "Four Great Masters of Ink Painting." One third of the works will be replaced May 3–11. The exhibition, with a full complement of works, will remain open to the public during regular visitor hours. Learn more about the Elegant Gatherings, and the catalogue.

Haida_detailHeritage and Apprenticeship in Northwest Coast Art, Rehmus Family Gallery for Native American Art
Reopens May 5, then ongoing
Recent changes in the Rehmus Family Gallery reveal the importance of family heritage and apprenticeship in modern and contemporary Northwest Coast art.

tunicArt from Nature, Patricia S. Rebele Gallery
Opens May 12
An elaborate feathered tunic from northwestern South America brings attention to the rarity of exotic bird feathers used for powerful body adornment, as well as our 21st-century awareness of ecological fragilities.

MeryonRural and Urban Structures: Artists Attracted to Architecture, Robert Mondavi Family Gallery
Opens May 19
Ancient ruins, urban structures, and country houses integrated with landscapes are the focus of this exhibition.

All events are free and are held in the Cantor Arts Center, unless otherwise noted.
Ruth K. Franklin Lecture on the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas: Meaning, Continuity, and Change in the Wooden Statuary of Flores Island (Indonesia)
Thursday, May 20, 5:30 pm
Social-cultural anthropologist Gregory Forth, from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, has worked with the Nage and Keo peoples of the central Flores Island (Indonesia) for 25 years. In this lecture, Forth talks about the various kinds of significance attached to Indonesian village statuary.

Elegant Gathering III: Cultivating the Self: Poetry, Painting, and Music
Thursday, May 27, 7:30 pm discussion, 8 pm performance
A scholar in traditional China was expected to write poetry, practice calligraphy, paint, and make music with near-equal accomplishment. This session explores how language and poetry relate to music and art.

Art Trips are unique trips to museums, private collections, and special art events in the Bay Area and beyond. Offered as a benefit to members. Fee and registration, required.
-The French Connection
-Art and Architecture of the Spirit
-Carmel Past and Present: Music, Mission, Masterpieces
-Chicago: The HeARTland of America

Art Focus Lectures: For members and non-members to expand their knowledge of art through lectures, seminars, and workshops with faculty, curators, art experts, and artists. Fee, with a discount for Cantor Arts Center members.
Upcoming lecture:
-May 6 and 13: Mediterranean Mosaic: Ancient and Medieval Sicily


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Images, top to bottom:
Francesco Guardi, Landscape with Ruins, 18th century. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mortimer C. Leventritt, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, 1941.270
Ivory Coast, 20th century,
Mask. Museum purchase made possible by the Robert and Ruth Halperin Foundation, 2008.55
Iron-Crutch Li (detail), 1897. Hanging Scroll. Ink and colors on paper. Zhejiang Provincial Museum
Artist uknown, Haida, Canada.
Group of Figures (detail), 1865-1910. Argillite, carved, inlays of ivory or bone. Stanford Family Collections, JLS.7583
Artist unknown (Mayna [Jivaro] peoples, Ecuador/Peru),
Tunic, 20th century. Bark, feathers, bird heads, pigments, and beads. Cantor Arts Center, Gift of Alfred P. Spivack, M.D., 2005.50
Charles Meryon,
Le Petit Pont, 1850. Etching. Cantor Arts Center, Gift of Marion E. Fitzhugh and Dr. William M. Fitzhugh, Jr. in memory of their mother, Mary E. Fitzhugh, 1963.5.33
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