Changes in the Collection Galleries

Many of the Center's 24 galleries present works from the collection plus long-term loans. Each collection gallery is dedicated to a distinct era or type of art. Together the galleries span the history of art from ancient China and Egypt to the 21st century. Works in the collection galleries change on a regular basis.

Marie Stauffer Sigall Gallery Jacobi2
Streets, Shops, Signs, and Surrealism
June 13 – September 23, 2012
This selection of works by artists active in Europe and the Americas in the mid-20th century features uncanny, unexpected photographs of urban streets, shops, and advertisements. Included in the rotation are works by Eugène Atget, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Doisneau, Robert Frank, John Gutmann, Lotte Jacobi, André Kertész, Lisette Model, and Edward Weston.
Lotte Jacobi, Puppenkosmetik, c. 1930. Gelatin silver print. Committee for Art Acquisitions Fund, 1981.41.

Ruth Levison Halperin Gallery
When Artists Attack the King: Honoré Daumier and
La Caricature, 1830–1835
August 1 – November 11, 2012
As press coverage of the 2012 American presidential election heats up, this exhibition explores the art that ignited a 19Daumierth-century battle over politics and freedom of the press. The weekly Paris journal La Caricature, founded in 1830 shortly after Louis-Philippe I (1773–1850) took the French throne, quickly became the King’s worst enemy in his fight for popular approval. It published hundreds of lithographs by Honoré Daumier (1808–1879) and other artists that thoroughly ridiculed the July Monarchy, as Louis-Philippe’s reign was known. Visit and see how, in the approximately 50 prints on view, La Caricature used social satire, visual puns, and physical caricature to mock the July Monarchy’s ministers, their censorship of the press, and the King’s physical appearance. Learn more Eugène-Hippolyte Forest, Bastard Fetus Heredity, Still-Born Count D’Averton (Bâstard Foetus Hérédité, Comte D’Averton Mort-Né), detail. La Caricature, Plate 102 (Volume 4, Issue 89, October 20, 1831). Lithograph with hand coloring. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Lewis, 1973.2.

Freidenrich Family Gallery for Contemporary ArtStella_newstead2
How a Stripe Works: Frank Stella's Early Gemini Prints, 1967–1970
Through August 12, 2012
This display explores the artist's collaboration with Kenneth Tyler at Gemini G.E.L. in series after series of striking monochromatic prints modeled on Stella's earlier paintings.
Frank Stella, Newstead Abbey, 1970. Lithograph. Lent by the Marmor Foundation.

Divided Visions: Reportage from the Sino-Japanese Wars
August 15, 2012–January 13, 2013Sino
This exhibition examines how the two Sino-Japanese wars were represented through master sensationalist Kiyochika Kobayashi's battle prints, sketches by the cartoonist Zhang Wenyuan, and photojournalism by John Gutmann. The images demonstrate how the Sino-Japanese wars were not only major conflicts between competing Asian nations, but also a critical breeding ground for new forms of public art and audiences.
Kiyochika Kobayashi, Private Onoguchi Destroying the Gate of Chinchou Fortress (detail), 1895. Woodblock print (triptych). Committee for Art Acquisitions Fund, 1987.77.1-3.

Ink PerformancesInk_performances
August 15, 2012–January 13, 2013
Today's Chinese and Japanese artists are experimenting with ink to foil audience expectations, suggest randomness, and reinforce their cultural heritage. This exhibition includes video and works by Qiu Zhijie, Ushio Shinohara, Gu Wenda, and Xu Bing.
Qiu Zhijie, Ten Tang Poems, 2006. Ink on paper, set of ten hanging scrolls. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. L. S. Kwee, in honor of Thomas K. Seligman, 2012.221.1-10.

Freidenrich Family Gallery for Contemporary ArtSaul
Drawings from Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s: The Marmor Collection
August 29–February 4, 2013
This installation of a dozen works includes a delightful variety of approaches, from the illusionistic drawings of Ed Ruscha and Vija Celmins to the zany musings of Peter Saul and John Altoon.
Peter Saul, Cup and Books, 1964. Crayon, pen, and ink. Gift of the Marmor Foundation (Drs. Michael and Jane Marmor) from the collection of Drs. Judd and Katherine Marmor, 2007.59.

Rowland K. Rebele GalleryCesna
Adventures in the Human Virosphere: The Use of Three-Dimensional Models to Understand Human Viral Infections

Through October 28, 2012
For decades, Stanford Associate Professor Robert Siegel has taught the course Humans and Viruses, requiring students to research and build three-dimensional models of specific viruses. The models have explanatory power and provide insight into viral structure and function. Because viruses are genetically simple, they often display surprisingly beautiful symmetries. Learn more
Angela Cesena, Model of Papillomavirus, 2011. Cardboard, yellow and green crepe paper, plastic syringes, Q-Tips, and Band-Aids.

Rehmus Family Gallery for Native American Art
Heritage and Apprenticeship in Northwest Coast ArtHaida
Recent changes on the Rehmus Family Gallery reveal the importance of family heritage and apprenticeship in modern and comtemporary Northwest Coast art.
Artist uknown, Haida, Canada. Group of Figures (detail), 1865-1910. Argillite, carved, inlays of ivory or bone. Stanford Family Collections, JLS.7583.

H. L. Kwee Galleria and McMurtry Family TerraceUrchin
Go Figure!
This installation features a variety of contemporary figurative paintings and sculptures in diverse media including bronze, clay, glass, and wood. Among the selections are examples by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Robert Arneson, Joan Brown, Roger Brown, Mel Edwards, Viola Frey, Robert Graham, Duane Hanson, Manuel Neri, Isamu Noguchi, and Peter Vanden Berge.
Richard Stankiewicz, Urchin, 1955. Steel and found metal. By exchange with the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, for a gift from Jane Lathrop Stanford, 1995.77

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