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‘Figuration/Abstraction’ features Cantor’s best

“Figuration/Abstraction” is built on the notion of opposites, pitting representational art and painstaking realism against the whimsical, open-ended aesthetic of abstraction. The exhibit highlights works from the Cantor’s permanent collection, sprawling across the walls of the expansive Freidenrich Family Gallery. The exhibit asks us to note the stylistic differences between the works as well as the…

Diebenkorn’s sketchbooks revealed to the public

“Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed” is the first ever public viewing of California-based artist and Stanford alum Richard Diebenkorn’s personal sketchbooks. The Cantor Arts Center has successfully digitized all 29 of his sketchbooks, which are arranged chronologically and accessible at the exhibit itself via touchscreen display. Known for toting a sketchbook everywhere he went, Diebenkorn studied…

Cantor Arts Center receives American art donations

Earlier this summer, the Cantor Arts Center received three donations that will significantly expand the museum’s collection of American art. The gifts contain works from Richard Diebenkorn, Jacob Lawrence and Andy Warhol, and were donated by Phyllis Diebenkorn ’42, Herbert Kayden and his daughter Joelle Kayden MBA ’81, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, respectively.