July 27th, 2021

Cantor Center For The Arts

Cantor Center For The Arts

Here are some pics from a visit to the second-floor exhibits at the newly-reopened Cantor Center For The Arts on the Stanford campus on Sunday.

This is "Viktoria," a cast bronze horse by sculptor Deborah Butterfield.

These books are a small part of a sprawling piece about immigration called "The American Library" by British artist Yinka Shonibare.

A couple of interesting architectural details from the upper floors.

"Chinatown Dragon" by Martin Wong is a recent acquisition by the museum.

This detail from a 15th-Century "Adoration Of The Holy Child" triptych shows that even the angels sometimes need reminders of the words and music when singing hymns of praise.

This screenprint is "Kwa-Gulth Thunderbird Man" by Canadian First Nations artist Tony Hunt Sr.

This child in a detail from the late-19th-Century painting "The Accident" by Willem Geets seems to be calling "Hey You!" directly to viewers.

This is "Madonna In Glory" (1670) by Carlo Dolci.  Interestingly, the museum maintains that historical religious paintings set the stage for contemporary portraiture, our imagery of business, entertainment and sports heroes being derived from Christian images of saints.

"Pink And White Over Red," by Mark Rothko, never not bold.

I like the angularity of this one, "Hoboken" by abstract expressionist Franz Kline.  The museum maintains that abstractionism was a means to represent the world and complex human experiences after WW II.