Cantor’s newest exhibit, “Flesh and Metal: Body and Machine in Early 20th-Century Art” explores the power of visual art to examine, reveal, and dissolve the line between technology and humanity. Organized jointly by SFMOMA and the Cantor Art Center, the show features photos, paintings, sculpture and video by a wide range European and North American artists, including Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Giorgio de Chirico, Man Ray, Alexander Rodchenko, working between 1910 and 1950.
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Coordinators for the Your Art Here program—an initiative to showcase student art and allow students to curate art spaces around campus—are addressing personnel concerns this year in an effort to revitalize the project.
That mansion is Cantor Arts Center, decked out with all the trimmings: marble staircases, near-deserted wings crammed full of antique artifacts, the occasional catered dinner party and, of course, some pretty nice art stuck up on the walls.
While “The Gates of Hell” might not sound like the ideal spot for a picnic, the bronze cast of Auguste Rodin’s 20-foot masterpiece is just one of 20 renowned sculptures on display at the Cantor Arts Center’s Rodin Sculpture Garden. The center’s must-see Rodin collection — the largest outside of Paris — also includes three galleries in the museum’s left wing, which together house 170 Rodin pieces. And it’s all free.
More than 100 works of art from the Cantor Arts Center have been made available online for in-depth public viewing through a new partnership between the Center and the Google Art Project.
Though Stanford is famous for its curving arches and the red-tiled roofs of its Mission Revival-style architecture, the campus hosts other architectural gems representing a split between old and new. Among those gems is the Hanna House, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
A groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday afternoon marked the start of construction on the museum building that will eventually house the Anderson Collection, “one of the most outstanding private collections of 20th century American art in the world” according to University Provost John Etchemendy, Ph.D. ’82.