NEW ON VIEW
Opens today through September 22
In 1943, French artist Henri Matisse was 74 years old and recovering from cancer surgery when he began the portfolio that eventually became Jazz. Unable to paint or sculpt, Matisse instead cut out forms from colored paper and arranged them into collages. His assistants then prepared the collages—most with a circus or theater theme—for a screenprint process characterized by crisp lines and brilliant colors. On view are all 20 prints from the edition of the portfolio held in the Gunst Collection in Special Collections at the Stanford University Library.
FREE FUN THINGS TO DO
Saturdays, August 3, 10, and 17, noon to 2 pm, in the Cantor's Pigott Family Gallery
Bring your graphite or colored pencils and sketchpads and be inspired by the exquisite work on view in Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings from the Blanton Museum of Art. An artist-instructor on site helps translate looking into drawing.
Our talented docents offer 9 different art tours—ranging from an Introduction to the Cantor Arts Center to the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden. Learn about our vast and varied collection, and take a tour soon.
Sculpture Self-Guided Tour
Did you know that the Cantor is the caretaker for the outdoor sculpture on campus? Get out your walking shoes and take the self-guided outdoor sculpture tour on the Stanford campus anytime.
FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS
EVERY SUNDAY--Docent-Led Family Tours and Art-Making
Tours depart from The Thinker every Sunday at 12:30, 1, & 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.
Become a member and take advantage of these benefits and more!
• Invitations to opening receptions
• Subscription to our newsletter and calendar
• Priority registration for classes and lectures
• Reciprocal privileges at more than 300 museums at Sponsor level
• Art Trips: members-only art-related travel