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September and October 2021 Arts Programming at Stanford

Wesaam Al-Badry (American, b. Iraq, 1984),Hermes #V, 2018. Archival pigment print. Gift of Pamela and David Hornik, 2019

More Arts Programming at Stanford

Check out the upcoming programs from some of our arts partners within Stanford‘s Vice Presidency for the Arts.

Cantor Arts Center 

Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor

Art on paper can take on myriad forms and expressions, each work revealing a glimpse into the struggles and beauty of so many different worlds. Over the last decade, Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, the Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator overseeing prints, drawings, and photographs, has acquired a diverse collection of works on paper by artists working in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. A selection of these acquisitions are featured in the new exhibition Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor.  

Lee Friedlander (American, b. 1934), Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1968. Gelatin silver print. Museum purchase from the Fenton Family Fund, 2012.648

 Running from September 29, 2021, through January 30, 2022, this much-anticipated installation features more than 100 objects, many that have never before been exhibited at the Cantor, including multiple works by major artists from a host of different cultures, backgrounds, and countries such as Lee Friedlander (American, born in 1934), José Clemente Orozco (Mexican, 1883–1949), Carrie Mae Weems (American, born in 1953), and Malick Sidibé (Malian, 1936–2016).

- Laurie Lauletta-Boshart

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The Anderson Collection 

Eamon Ore-Giron: Non Plus Ultra
September 23, 2021 – February 20, 2022

In the Stanford tradition of providing a home for art and artists who advance the dialogue on contemporary issues, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts host visual artist Eamon Ore-Giron for the 2020-2022 Presidential Residency on the Future of the Arts. Ore-Giron’s extended two-year residency is due to the pandemic, which prevented the artist from fully realizing the program’s goals.

Eamon Ore-Giron, Infinite Regress CLXXXI, 2021, mineral paint and flashe on linen, 18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm), Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York, Photo: Charles White /

Eamon Ore-Giron’s work draws on motifs from indigenous and craft traditions, such as Amazonian tapestries and pre-Colombian goldwork, alongside aesthetics from 20th-century avant-gardes, including Suprematism, Neo-Concretism, and Futurism.

Moving between temporalities and across cultural contexts, his large-scale abstract geometric paintings manifest a history of transnational exchange.

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