February 2013New on View
NEW ON VIEW
Than Fifteen Minutes: Andy Warhol and Celebrity
Opens February 20
As a Pop artist trained in advertising, Andy Warhol was obsessed with fame and the media. This exhibition features prints, drawings, and Polaroid photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Mao Tse Tung, Mick Jagger, and other contemporary icons, exploring ideas about fame, ephemerality, and the legacy of Andy Warhol. Approximately 24 works on display.
Focus: Where Is Chopin? By Jaroslaw Kapuscinski
Opens February 20
Stanford music professor Jaroslaw Kapuscinski considers Polish composer Frédéric Chopin's music "the vehicle to transmit what ultimate art and beauty are." In this 31-minute, three-channel video projection, people from around the world react to Chopin's 24 Preludes Op. 28, demonstrating "how emotions emerge from music, how musical structures are interpreted, and what they mean to different people," as Kapuscinski puts it. Learn about lecture by Jaroslaw Kapuscinski.
War on Modern Art: The 75th Anniversary of the Degenerate Art Exhibition
Through February 24
In 1937, Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime viewed modernist artists as insane and threatening to Third Reich ideals and presented the Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art) exhibition in Munich, hoping to turn public opinion against all modern art. Explore works by several of these "degenerate" artists as we mark the 75th anniversary of the exhibition's opening. Eighteen works on display.
Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition
Through March 10
On view for the first time in the United States, this exhibition presents the work of 10 culturally diverse artists selected as finalists for the prestigious Jameel Prize, an international award bestowed by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and sponsored by Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives. More than 20 pieces, including Rachid Koraïchi's winning entry, The Invisible Masters, draw on the artists' own local and regional traditions, celebrating particular materials and iconography with strong references to traditional Islamic art. Learn about programs.
Africa and the Holy Land in 19th-Century Photographs
Through June 2
During the 19th century, photographs served as mementos of journeys or surrogate experiences for Americans and Europeans unable or too daunted to travel. They were also used by scholars as official records of archaeological expeditions and by the devout to explore places mentioned in the Bible. This installation presents 16 vintage photographs offering city views, picturesque views of holy sites, ancient architectural wonders, and studies of significant artifacts. All photographs in this installation are drawn from the Cantor Arts Center's collection.
Attie: Sometimes a Traveler/There Lived in Egypt
Through June 16
Dotty Attie is known for her reproductions of European Old Master paintings paired with text—pieces that poetically reveal the voyeuristic narratives in Western visual and literary arts. Her portfolio Sometimes a Traveler/There Lived in Egypt calls particular attention to the exploitation of the North African female body and its place in European Orientalists' imaginations. Sixteen works on display.
Metal, Paint: Sculpture from the Fisher Collection
Through August 2013
This installation includes pieces by Martin Puryear, Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenburg, Carl Andre, and John Chamberlain. The six works on display are especially significant because they serve as examples of the innovations that established the reputations of these artists.
Richard Serra's Sequence is on loan from the Doris and Don Fisher Collection for five years. Its siting at the Cantor finally gives viewers the chance to encounter Sequence in the open air, as Serra intended. Entrance to Sequence is via the Cantor building; it is accessible during museum hours.
from Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s: The Marmor Collection
Through February 3
This installation includes a variety of approaches, from the illusionistic drawings of Ed Ruscha and Vija Celmins to the musings of John Altoon. Ten works on display.
Marclay's Video Quartet
Through February 10
In this four-channel video collage, internationally acclaimed artist Christian Marclay presents montages gleaned from more than 700 Hollywood films. The common theme is music: all the actors sing, play instruments, or make some other kind of sound. The screens respond to each other, too, much like players in a musical quartet. Thirteen minutes long.
All events are free and are held in the Cantor Arts Center auditorium unless otherwise noted.
New for Families at the Cantor
February 3–May 26
Docent-Led Family Tours and Drop-In Art Making
Special 30-minute tours depart from the main lobby every Sunday at 12:30 pm. Artworks chosen for the tour become inspiration for drop-in art-making activities in the Moorman Studio from 1 to 3 pm that same day. Free and open to all families.
Art kits: Young artists can check out art kits stocked with colored pencils and sketch paper and spend time in our galleries sketching and drawing. Children then return the kits when they are finished and take their drawings home.
Family Guides: Using our new family guide, families can embark on self-paced, self-guided tours. Our first guide leads families through the "Music and Movement" tour, which links thematically to Stanford's new Bing Concert Hall.
on Islamic Art
Thursday, February 7, 5:30 pm
A panel of experts engages in current scholarly debates about contemporary Islamic art. This event is co-organized by the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University.
Friday, February 8, 2 pm
Ravinder Binning, PhD candidate in art and art history, discusses a work from The Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Tradition in the Ruth Levison Halperin Gallery.
Talks @ the Cantor: The Savory Collection
Thursday, February 21, noon
"Side A: The Jam Sessions"
Loren Schoenberg, artistic director of the national Jazz Museum in Harlem, shares recently unearthed, rare combinations of some of jazz's greatest musicians: Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Lester Young, Bobby Hackett, and others. Presented in collaboration with Stanford Live.
Thursday, February 21, 5:30 and 7 pm, Pigott Family Gallery
"Where Is Chopin?"
Stanford professor Jaroslaw Kapuscinski shares his experience creating Where Is Chopin?, an exhibition on view in the Pigott Family Gallery through March 3.
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