DONOR RECOGNITION (Cont.) - Cantor Arts Center at Stanford

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Letter from the Director
Happy New Year from the
Cantor Arts Center!
The museum had a truly amazing 2014.
Through generous donors, we acquired three
major collections of works by 20th-century
artists Andy Warhol, Richard Diebenkorn,
and Jacob Lawrence. Together with the
Anderson Collection at Stanford University
we launched a new joint membership program.
And our talented staff continued to grow. I
am happy to report that Catherine Hale, formerly of the University of Iowa Museum of
Art, became our fourth Phyllis Wattis Curator
of the Arts of Africa and the Americas.
Meanwhile Alison Gass, who previously
served as Deputy Director and Chief Curator
at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at
Michigan State University, filled a newly
created senior management position: Associate
Director for Collections, Exhibitions, and
Curatorial Affairs. (See story on p. 26.)
This positive momentum carries through
to the new year’s exciting roster of exhibitions
and programs. The Cantor will be the only
West Coast venue for She Who Tells a Story:
Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World,
a stirring look at the Islamic world through
women’s eyes. You will also have the chance
to appreciate original scholarship by some
of Stanford’s best and brightest. Explore
religious devotion in the Middle Ages in
Sensual Splendor: Medieval Art from the Cantor
Collection, curated by Bissera Pentcheva,
Associate Professor of Art & Art History.
And consider how space travel changed
the world in Loose in Some Real Tropics:
Robert Rauschenberg’s “Stoned Moon” Projects, 1969–
70, curated by recent PhD graduate
James Merle Thomas.
I am continually reminded that what
makes such groundbreaking work possible
is the support of Cantor members, donors,
and friends. Our development team recently
Connie Wolf
John & Jill Freidenrich Director
D i r e cto r ’ s A dv i s o ry
B oa r d
Sue Diekman
C. Diane Christensen
Doris F. Fisher
Jill Freidenrich
John Freidenrich
Andrea Hennessy
Elizabeth Swindells Hulsey
George H. Hume
Liong Seen Kwee
Daryl Lillie
Burton McMurtry
Deedee McMurtry
J. Sanford Miller
Takeo Obayashi
Barbara Oshman
Frederick P. Rehmus
Victoria Sant
Marilynn Thoma
Michael W. Wilsey
received a bittersweet surprise: a former
member (who wished to remain anonymous)
left the museum a bequest so generous that
it will support many important programs
for years to come. I am proud knowing
that the museum made a difference in her
life—so much so that she chose to make a
difference here, too.
This new year, resolve to enrich your life
with art. The Cantor is here for you!
John & Jill Freidenrich Director
Ex Officio
Roberta Denning
John Hennessy
Lisa Mooring
Richard Saller
Martin Shell
Matthew Tiews
Nancy Troy
Membership Executive
Lisa Mooring
Cindy Traum
Vice Chair
Nazila Alasti
Mary Anne Nyburg Baker
Barbara Bogomilsky
Suzanne Crocker
Loren Gordon
Pamela Hornik
Ann Kalar
Nicole Rubin
Deborah Shepherd
Irene Yeh
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Holiday Hours
The Cantor is closed on Christmas Day,
but open 11 am–5 pm on New Year’s Day,
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 19),
and Presidents’ Day (February 16)
Madeleine Corson Design,
San Francisco
Gohar Dashti (Iran, b.
1980), Untitled #5 from the series
Today’s Life and War, 2008. Pigment
print. Courtesy of the artist, Azita Bina,
and Robert Klein Gallery, Boston. ©
Gohar Dashti
Connie Wolf,
John & Jill Freidenrich Director.
Photograph by Linda A. Cicero/Stanford
News Service
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Tanya Habjouqa (Jordan, b. 1975), Untitled from the series Women of Gaza, 2009. Pigment print.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Museum purchase with general funds and the Horace W. Goldsmith Fund for
Photography. Photography © 2014 MFA, Boston
lef t Shadi Ghadirian (Iran, b. 1974), Untitled from the Qajar series, 1998. Gelatin silver print. Museum
of Fine Arts, Boston. Horace W. Goldsmith Fund for Photography and Abbott Lawrence Fund. Photography
© 2014 MFA, Boston
b elow Shirin Neshat (Iran, b. 1957), Roja, 2012. Gelatin silver print with India ink. Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund and Francis Welch Fund. Photography © 2014 MFA, Boston
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers
from Iran and the Arab World
She Who Tells a Story presents the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world.
The artists explore identity, narrative, representation, and
war in daily life, inviting a broader understanding of the
Middle East than what Westerners glean through media
reports. The artists’ images range from photojournalism
to fine art, and were created almost entirely within the last
decade. The photographers are: Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra
Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi,
Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani,
Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and
Newsha Tavakolian.
This exhibition, which includes 79 photographs and
two videos, is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston. Works have been grouped into sections:
“Deconstructing Orientalism,” “Constructing Identities,”
and “New Documentary.”
Accompanying the exhibition is the publication She Who
Tells a Story (MFA Publications, September 2013), authored
by exhibition curator Kristen Gresh, the MFA’s Estrellita
and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs.
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Gresh was first exposed to this
work while living abroad for 15
years, teaching history of photography in Paris and Cairo. When
the exhibition debuted in Boston,
the first of its kind in North
America, Gresh said of the exhibition: “Reflecting on the power of
politics and the legacy of war, the photographs in this
exhibition challenge Western notions about the ‘Orient,’
examine the complexities of identity, and redefine
documentary as a genre.”
Gallery talk (see Things to Do, p. 25).
Exhibition tours: Thursdays at 12:15 pm, Saturdays and
Sundays at 2 pm.
Pigott Family Gallery, January 28–May 4
We gratefully acknowledge generous support for the exhibition from
the Clumeck Fund and the Mark and Betsy Gates Fund for Photography.
The exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Cantor Arts Center
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Robert Rauschenberg (U.S.A., 1925–2008), Drawing for Stoned Moon Book, 1970. Photo collage
with watercolor and colored pencil on illustration board. Lent by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photo by Glenn Steigelman
Loose in Some Real Tropics:
Robert Rauschenberg’s “Stoned Moon”
Projects, 1969–70
In the early 1960s, the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA) commissioned
cutting-edge artists of the era to document the
innovations and adventures of the space program.
And so Robert Rauschenberg, acclaimed as the
first postmodern artist and a forerunner of the
Pop Art movement, traveled to Cape Canaveral in
July 1969 to document the launch of the historic
Apollo 11 mission, the first manned spaceflight to
the moon’s surface.
Rauschenberg enjoyed unrestricted access at
NASA’s expansive facilities, roamed the Florida
landscape, and met with various agency personnel.
This commission resulted in Stoned Moon, an extraordinary series of prints, collages, and drawings that
together mark a significant moment in American
history, scientific history, and art history. Working
in close collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg
Foundation, the Cantor presents an exhibition
of Rauschenberg’s rarely seen responses to the experience of witnessing the Apollo 11 launch, including
the Stoned Moon lithographic prints, collages, and
drawings, alongside wonderful photographic
Robert Rauschenberg (U.S.A., 1925–2008),
Trust Zone, 1969, from the Stoned Moon
series. Lithograph. Lent by Stephen Dull.
© Robert Rauschenberg Foundation/licensed
by VAGA, New York, NY
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documentation of the artist as he created and first
exhibited the artworks. In addition, the exhibition
presents previously unpublished notes from the
artist’s working files and selections of the printed
materials the artist used to produce the artworks.
The exhibition focuses on a group of 20 collages
and drawings produced by Rauschenberg. The artwork, intended for publication as the Stoned Moon Book,
was completed but never assembled, reproduced, and
distributed. As a result, these pieces have rarely been
seen, and this is the first time they are collectively
assembled for a museum exhibition. The exhibition
also includes 13 large-format lithographs from the
Stoned Moon series produced by Rauschenberg in 1969
and printed by Gemini G.E.L. in 1969 and 1970.
Loose in Some Real Tropics draws its title from a line
in Norman Mailer’s Life magazine account of the
Apollo launch: “He was loose in some real tropics at
last with swamp and coconut palms. It was encouraging. Technology and the tropics were not built to
hide everything from each other.”
Lecture series (see Things to Do, p. 25).
Ruth Levison Halperin Gallery, through March 16
Works in this exhibition are on loan from the Robert Rauschenberg
Foundation, New York, Special Collections at the Getty Research
Institute, and a private collection.
We gratefully acknowledge support for the exhibition from the Cantor
Arts Center’s Halperin Exhibitions Fund and the Contemporary
Collectors Circle.
New Highlights from the Cantor’s
Asian Collection
The Cantor’s Asian collection features works from
across the continent in a variety of media. With
especially strong holdings of Chinese and Japanese
art, the collection comprises more than 5,000 objects
and spans 3000 BCE to the late 20th century.
Currently on view in the Cantor’s Asian galleries
are works illuminating the many cultures of Asia—
East, South, Southeast, and the Himalayas.
J. Sanford Miller Family Gallery and Khoan & Michael Sullivan
Gallery, ongoing
Prints from the Marmor Collection
Over the last decade, the Marmor family and its
Foundation have given the Cantor approximately
200 contemporary artworks, primarily prints. Their
extraordinary donation includes works by America’s
most internationally admired artists and constitutes an overview of the lively and diverse range of
American print publications from the late 1960s
through the 1980s. More
than two dozen monographic and thematic
shows based on the
Marmor gift have been
on view at the Cantor so
far. Enjoy this new selection of works on paper.
Freidenrich Family Gallery,
February 11–June 15
Josef Albers (U.S.A., b. Germany, 1888–1976), Untitled
(Day and Night VII), 1963 from Day and Night: Homage
to the Square. Lithograph. Lent by Collection of Michael
and Jane Marmor. © 2014 The Josef and Anni Albers
Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Artist unknown (Ming dynasty, China), Water
Buffalo, 14th–17th century. Jade. Gift of Mrs. Frank
E. Buck, 1968.38
Our staff members reveal which artworks in the
Cantor Collections move them the most
As I look closely at this study by Fidelia Bridges, I notice periwinkles,
pinks, and greens that communicate water, and the thick white gouache
beneath layers of yellow that makes the color of the flowers pop. The
blooming plant is Solidago Canadensis—Canada goldenrod—which
grows in wetlands throughout the country including Massachusetts,
where the artist grew up, and along the Eastern seaboard, where she
studied and traveled. While Bridges built her career as a painter and
illustrator, the nation’s stability and morality were threatened by slavery
and the rebellion we now call the Civil War. Bridges convened with artists involved in the Association for the Advancement of Truth in Art
who were dedicated to “faithful and loving representations of nature.”
I imagine Bridges meditating on the swallows and finding solace in the
weeds and wildflowers as she drew and painted amidst the fervor of a
troubled nation in crisis.
Fidelia Bridges (U.S.A., 1834–1923), Nature Study, c. 1860.
Watercolor and gouache. Gift of M. J. and A. E. van Löben
Sels, 1992.59
colleen stockmann, Assistant Curator for Special Projects
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Imagining the Oceans
Ocean environments have nourished
the imagination of visual artists
across history and cultures, yielding
a dramatic spectrum of influential
works such as those in this exhibition. View coastal scenes by Willem
van de Velde (Netherlands, 1611–
1693) and other marine genre
painters; a romantic fantasy by
Charles Méryon (France, 1821–1868), View of the South Sea Islands Taken from the Ship Rhin,
Charles Méryon (France, 1821–1868); 19th century. Chalk and charcoal. Gift of Bliss and Brigitte Carnochan, 1997.7
depictions of modern beach culture by Willem de
Kooning (b. Netherlands, 1904–1997); and more.
Bravo!: Music and Theater in
Marie Stauffer Sigall Gallery, March 18–June 29
American Battleground: Photographs
of the Civil War, 1861–1865
The Civil War was the first conflict thoroughly
documented through photography, a medium
invented only two decades before the war erupted.
This installation features photographs, primarily
landscape views, that demonstrate how photography
brought into the American home detailed information about far-flung
battlefields, weaponry, and
the transportation systems
supporting the war.
Enlightenment Europe
The prints and drawings presented in this exhibition explore the realms of music and drama during
the 18th century, including performance venues
where people of all classes gathered to see and be
seen. Bravo! complements the musical and interdisciplinary academic programs taking place at Stanford
in 2015 that celebrate composer Franz Joseph
Haydn (1732–1809) and musical patronage during
the Enlightenment.
Robert Mondavi Family Gallery, March 25–August 17
Robert Mondavi Family Gallery,
March 25–August 17
Artist unknown
(U.S.A., 19th century), Portrait of
General Grant in the Field, c. 1863. Albumen print.
Stanford Family Collections, JLS.18775
James Gillray (England, 1757–1815), Shakespeare Sacrificed, 1789. Color
etching and aquatint. Mortimer C. Leventritt Fund, 1976.15
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Robert Frank in America
This groundbreaking exhibition
of 130 photographs presents—
for the first time—acclaimed
artist Robert Frank’s work from
the 1950s. Drawn from the
Cantor’s substantial collection
and complemented by loans from
Robert Frank and others, the
exhibition sheds new light on
the making of Frank’s legendary
book The Americans.
Pigott Family Gallery, through January 5
Robert Frank (U.S.A., b. Switzerland, 1924),
Beaufort, South Carolina, 1955. Gelatin silver
print. Gift of Raymond B. Gary, 1984.493.34.
© Robert Frank
Within and Without:
Transformations in
Chinese Landscapes
Landscapes in a variety of media
represent how contemporary
Chinese artists look both to their
immediate environment and to
the landscapes of China’s past to
explore cultural heritage and represent current transformations—
to China’s landscapes, cityscapes,
society, and culture.
Madeleine H. Russell Gallery,
through January
Richard Serra: Sequence
Distinguished American sculptor
Richard Serra challenges the
divide between architecture and
sculpture in this 200-ton steel
work, considered one of his
greatest achievements. The loaned
sculpture, installed in 2011, will
soon join the Fisher Collection
in the expanded San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art.
Doris & Donald Fisher Terrace,
through January
Well Pressed: Highlights from
the Marmor Collection
This exhibition includes early and
late works by Jasper Johns, unconventional approaches to the print
process by Roy Lichtenstein and
Claes Oldenburg, and representative lithographs by Ellsworth Kelly,
Richard Serra, and Frank Stella.
Frank Stella (U.S.A., b. 1936), River of Ponds
II, 1971. Eight-color lithograph. Gift of the Marmor
Foundation (Drs. Michael and Jane Marmor) from
the collection of Drs. Judd and Katherine Marmor,
2008.271.2. © 2014 Frank Stella/Artists Rights
Society (ARS), New York
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From Within and Without: Li Huayi (China, b. 1948), Early Winter,
2003. Ink and color on paper. Lent by Li Huayi
Daumier on Art and the Theatre
Prints created by caricaturist,
painter, and sculptor Honoré
Daumier deal with art theory, the
public reception of sculpture and
painting, and the performing arts
in 19th-century Paris.
Robert Mondavi Family Gallery,
through March 16
Freidenrich Family Gallery,
through February 2
Cantor Arts Center
CO NTI N U I N G O n V iew
Shop, Gallery, Studio: The Art World in
the 17th and 18th Centuries
Bear Walker Society: Explorations in
Global Modernism
See prints and drawings that depict the spaces—
real or imaginary—in which art was made, shown,
bought, and sold.
Until recently, Picasso and his American and
European peers have dominated discussions of
20th-century modernism. This exhibition focuses
on the work of leading Anishnaabe (Ojibway) artist
Norval Morrisseau (1931–2007) and explores how
conventional Anishnaabe beadwork and early interactions with Picasso impacted the development of
his characteristic style.
Gallery for Early European Art, through March 16
Sensual Splendor: Medieval Art from the
Cantor Collection
Since the Renaissance, Western culture has celebrated
the ability of the painter or sculptor to imitate nature
and produce a lifelike image. By contrast, earlier
medieval culture across the Christian-Islamic divide
valued the quality of liveliness, whether produced
by the changing appearance of materials like gold,
enamel, and gems, or by ambient conditions: the
movement of diurnal light and shadows across complex surfaces, the flicker of candles stirred by human
breath. In their original contexts—religious and
secular ceremonies—medieval artworks were part
of a multi-sensory experience. Gold glittered while
incense mingled with the sounds of human voices,
musical instruments, and flowing water.
This exhibition recaptures this sensual splendor
by incorporating, through technology, the sensory
effects of sight, sound, and smell.
Rowland K. Rebele Gallery, through March 30
Lynn Krywick Gibbons Gallery, through March 30
Norval Morrisseau (Anishnaabe [Ojibway], Canada, 1931– 2007), Bear Walker
Society, 1992. Screenprint. Gift of Malcolm and Karen Whyte, 2009.87
Drawn Together: A Selection of Recent
Documentaries by Stanford Students
Five short documentaries by first- and second-year
MFA film students explore the theme of community.
(A second group of student films begins May 6.)
Patricia S. Rebele Gallery, through April 27
In Dry Season, directed by
Max Good and Tyler Trumbo
(MFA class of ’15), a Northern
California town faces an uncertain future as the state suffers
through its worst drought in
500 years.
Artist unknown (Moscow school, Russia), Presentation of Mary, c. 1785.
Silver, paint, and wood. Bequest of Professor Frank A. Golder, JLS.14229
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Drama of Heaven and Earth:
The Theatrical Traditions of Japan
Pop Art from the Anderson Collection
Enjoy masks, prints, ceramics, and other visual
materials associated with the Japanese dramatic
arts of Noh, kabuki, kyo¯gen, bugaku, and kagura.
Showcased in this exhibition are iconic works by
Pop Art legends Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Jasper
Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert
Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol.
Madeleine H. Russell Gallery, through June 8
Fatal Laughs: The Art of Robert Arneson
Freidenrich Family Gallery, through October 26
Through these contemporary sculptural works,
Arneson revolutionized the medium of clay
and explored sexual, scatological, and political
subject matter.
Oshman Family Gallery, through September 28
Roy Lichtenstein (U.S.A., 1923–1997), Rouen Cathedral Set V, 1969. Oil and Magna on canvas.
Collection SFMOMA, gift of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
Bay Area and Beyond:
Selections from the
Museum’s Collection
Learn about works from
the 1950s to the present by
celebrated Bay Area artists.
Freidenrich Family Gallery,
through March 21, 2016
Robert Arneson (U.S.A., 1930–1992), Wolf Head, 1989.
Bronze and wood. Estate of Robert Arneson courtesy of
Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco and George Adams
Gallery, New York. © Estate of Robert Arneson/Licensed
by VAGA, New York, NY
right Elmer Bischoff (U.S.A., 1916–
1991), Interior with Cityscape, 1969.
Oil on canvas. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John
Freidenrich, 2006.37
The Cantor Collections:
A Journey Around the World
From Africa to the Americas to Asia, from classical to contemporary—
there is so much to discover at the Cantor. Selections from the
collections and long-term loans are on view in many of the Cantor’s 24
galleries, sculpture gardens, and terraces on an ongoing basis.
A sampling:
The newly reinstalled Stanford Family Galleries tell anew the fascinating
story of American aristocracy, passion for art, tragic loss, and legacy.
Use groundbreaking technology to browse the
Cantor’s collection via the Google Art Project:
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• Rodin! The Complete Stanford Collection
• Expanding Views of Africa
• The Cantor Arts Center’s Contemporary Collection
• Living Traditions: Arts of the Americas
• The Robert Mondavi Family Gallery for 19th-Century
Art of Europe and America
• The Stanford Family
Cantor Arts Center
In Scene in Action, undergraduate student performers integrated ideas from the 1950s and 1960s into contemporary choreography, music, and fashion. The recent performance was
inspired by the stunning abstract expressionist works in the newly opened Anderson Collection and by iconic 1950s photographs in the Cantor exhibition Robert Frank in America.
Photograph by Jae-Young Son
The Cantor collaborates with Stanford students in many creative ways.
16th Annual Party on the Edge
This year’s Party on the Edge, the Cantor’s chance to
introduce new and returning Stanford students to our galleries and grounds, drew a whopping 2,700 spirited guests.
Highlights included student dancers, comics, and DJs;
displays of student art; decorating T-shirts with Jackson
Pollock-like splatters; and
ice cream sandwiches from
CREAM (800 gone in 13
minutes). “This was the
best party ever,” students
told us again and again.
Party on the Edge photographs by Matthew Sumner
Student Voices
Every year, Party on the Edge brings singers, dancers, films, and
musicians to the museum for a night of diverse creativity. This
year, I was honored to be a part of its planning as a Cantor Arts
Center student engagement intern. I added students to the planning process, sending out a survey to
determine what they wanted to eat, how
they liked to hear about events, and
what they liked best about the museum.
Supported by Coordinator of Student
Engagement Kim Mansfield and the
incredible Cantor staff, we were able
to incorporate the students’ suggestions.
For me, the night could not have
been more rewarding. I absolutely
cannot wait to see what new surprises
await us all next year!
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As Graduate School of Education students, Renee Bruner and
Meredith Downing created TandemArt, a Web-based application
aimed at enhancing preliterate children’s experience of the painting Palo Alto Spring and other Cantor collection works. To learn
more, visit
“Spotlight on Art” Student Tours
During a fall “Spotlight on Art” talk, Mike Metzger, PhD candidate in art and art history,
discussed Robert Rauschenberg’s Collection in the contemporary gallery.
Once a month from October to May, a graduate student in
the Department of Art & Art History chooses an object
from the Cantor’s collection and offers a Spotlight on Art
talk to our visitors. Lexi Johnson, the current graduate student coordinator for the series, views these lively, informal
talks as unusual opportunities for the graduate students to
interact with the public. See the students in action the first
Wednesday of the month at noon.
Cantor Alums
Catching up with Josie Johnson
One year after graduating from Stanford
and leaving my position as curatorial
assistant in the Cantor’s department of
prints, drawings and photographs, I am
starting a new chapter in Providence,
Rhode Island as a graduate student at
Brown University. I will spend the next
five (or more) years working toward my
PhD in art history with a focus on the
history of photography.
My first semester is flying by as
I adjust to a new school, new professors, and a new city. So far so good!
Thankfully, I have not had to leave the
museum realm behind as I settle into academia: the Rhode Island
School of Design (RISD) Museum is just a block down the street from
my department, and Brown students have many opportunities for
involvement, including graduate-level proctorships. I am currently
enrolled in a museum interpretation practices course—wherein
we examine how people construct meanings from art and how the
museum setting mediates this process—taught by the RISD Museum’s
director of education.
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For this and the rest of my current coursework, I am grateful for
the education and opportunities I received at the Cantor. Working in
the education department and taking part in a seminar for Flesh and
Metal: Body and Machine in Early 20th-Century Art gave me firsthand experience in the collaborative process of exhibition design and
museum education. Several of the texts on my museum interpretation
practices syllabus are repeats of what I read at the Cantor. And by
working with curator Elizabeth Mitchell in the department of prints,
drawings, and photographs, I had a chance to participate in the conception and execution of an exhibition. Elizabeth also demonstrated the
importance of being aware of the impact of the most minute details
when choosing, grouping, and displaying art in the museum—an issue
I’m currently exploring in a different course.
I am sure I will continue to draw from my work at the Cantor as I
journey toward earning my PhD, and—eventually—embarking on a
career back in a museum.
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For the love of art: G iving to the cantor
sketchbooks, donated to the Cantor by Phyllis Diebenkorn,
the artist’s widow. Artists at Work will celebrate the opening
of the Cantor’s neighbor the McMurtry Building, new
home of the Department of Art & Art History.
Jim Loughlin has a deep respect for the working artist.
In 1988, he donated funds that established two artists’
studios in the foothills near the Stanford University Golf
Course. Named for his parents, these studios continue
to provide quiet haven for two faculty artists in the
Department of Art & Art History. One of the studio’s
former occupants, distinguished artist Nathan Oliveira,
created his series of Windhover paintings there. Coming full
circle, those paintings are now housed in the Windhover
contemplation center, a spiritual refuge for Stanford students, faculty, and staff that opened last October.
An Extraordinary Bequest from a Donor
Who Will Remain Anonymous
Richard Diebenkorn (U.S.A., 1922–1993), Untitled (Potted plant with buildings),
c. 1955–1967. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Gift of Phyllis Diebenkorn,
2014.17.57. © The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
Park L. “Jim” Loughlin Provides Lead Gift
for 2015 Cantor Exhibition
In August of 2014, Jim Loughlin (’48) made an especially
generous gift to the Cantor that provides lead funding for
Artists at Work (September 16, 2015–January 11, 2016). This
major exhibition will include some 100 European and
American prints, drawings, and photographs drawn from
the Cantor’s rich collection. A special feature will pay tribute to the legacy of Richard Diebenkorn—Stanford’s most
accomplished and
recognized graduate in art—by
displaying, for
the first time, the
recent gift of his
Richard Diebenkorn
(U.S.A., 1922–1993),
Untitled (Abstraction),
1943–1993. Watercolor
and graphite on paper.
Gift of Phyllis Diebenkorn,
8599.15. © The Richard
Diebenkorn Foundation
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This past year we have reported on several generous
bequest distributions from former loyal friends who
wished to show their love for our museum in perpetuity.
Generous bequests were distributed from the estates of
Marion Sarah Cilker, Pauline Brown, Jean Haber Green,
Patricia Geary Johnson, and Rex and Melitta Vaughan.
We recognize these remarkable friends in our annual listing
of gifts received in the 2013–14 fiscal year (see p. 14). Their
bequests totaled an astounding $3,324,106, a figure that does
not include works of art donated to the museum and items
directed to Treasure Market.
And now we are thrilled to report that as the new
2014–15 fiscal year got underway, the museum received a
magnificent bequest from a donor who wished to remain
anonymous. The donor was once a museum member for
three years in the 1980s before moving out of the area.
However, her interest and respect for the museum endured,
and around 2003, she named the museum as beneficiary of
the estate. The Cantor Arts Center has received $4,900,000
from this gift. The funds were directed to a few urgent
projects in great need of expendable funding, and the
balance established an endowed fund that will benefit
the museum in perpetuity. The sentiment that must have
accompanied this generous commitment has touched us
all deeply. Our only wish is that we could have thanked
the donor in her lifetime. We hope that she felt great joy
imagining what her gift might accomplish.
Major Gift Creates New Position at
the Cantor
In October of 2014, a longtime friend of the museum
and the University made an extraordinary gift to the
Cantor’s endowment. This commitment makes possible
a new position: the Associate Director for Academic and
Public Engagement. The person appointed will have a
critical role in designing and implementing strategies
to realize the museum’s potential as a vital force in the
academic and social life of the University. He or she will
also provide creative leadership in the interpretation of
the collection and exhibitions, public programming, the
family program, K-12 education, visitor services, and
marketing and communications. As this newsletter goes
to press, a national search is underway to fill the position.
While we honor the donor’s wish to remain anonymous, we publicly want to express our deepest gratitude
for this opportunity to take the next steps to more fully
serve the academic community and engage our many
audiences, as well as to ensure that the educational focus
of the museum is clearly articulated and communicated.
s av e t h e d at e
for the
c antor a rts c enter’ s
r enowned g ala
Rodin by Moonlight
Saturday, September 26, 2015
We are delighted to announce this year’s
Honorary Chairs, Cynthia Fry and John A. Gunn.
The evening includes a private viewing of the
exhibition Artists at Work, dining under the stars,
and dancing near Rodin’s Gates of Hell.
For sponsorship and table information, call
650-736-1667 or email [email protected]
Photographs by Drew Altizer
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Cynthia Fry and John Gunn
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F or the love of art
donor recognition
The Cantor Arts Center continued to benefit greatly from our donors’ support.
New gifts and pledges and honored pledges have impacted every area of our work,
establishing new programs for students, enriching the collections, strengthening the
exhibition programs, and underwriting the family program. Donors also strongly
supported the Cantor’s two signature, highly successful fundraising events, Rodin by
Moonlight and Treasure Market. And, the Cantor received extraordinarily generous
estate gifts from loyal friends. Our deepest gratitude goes to all donors for their
encouragement, loyalty, and support.
September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2013
$ 1, 0 0 0 , 0 0 0 a n d u p
Robert and Ruth Halperin
Maurine and Philip Halperin
Ruth and Robert Halperin
Patricia Geary Johnson Estate
Melitta and Rex Westley
Vaughan Estate
$ 10 0 , 0 0 0 t o $ 9 9 9,9 9 9
Bank of the West
Pauline Brown Estate
Eric Chen and Leslie Yang
C. Diane Christensen
Electra de Peyster
Ducommun & Gross Family
Robert and Lynn Ducommun
Jean Haber Green Estate
Elizabeth Hulsey
P. L. Loughlin
Barbara Oshman
Schwab Charitable Fund
The Chen-Yang Foundation
Treasure Market
$ 2 5 , 0 0 0 t o $ 4 9,9 9 9
Fenton Family Foundation
Sally Fenton
Sally Randel and Paul Fearer
The San Francisco Foundation
Drs. Ben and Jess Shenson Funds
Barbara and Michael Wilsey
$ 5 0 , 0 0 0 t o $ 9 9,9 9 9
Mary Anne Nyburg Baker
and George Baker
Marion Sarah Cilker Estate
Jack Clumeck
Lois Clumeck Trust
Jill Freidenrich
Marilyn Hohbach
Pamela and David Hornik
Koret Foundation
David & Lucile Packard Foundation
$ 10 , 0 0 0 t o $ 2 4 ,9 9 9
Melissa and James Badger
Cantor Arts Center Art Trips
Paula and Bandel Carano
Gerhard Casper
Joan and John Jay Corley
Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert S. Farfel
Julie Terrell Hooper and
William Hooper
Jacob Lawrence (U.S.A., 1917–2000), Construction, 1952. Casein tempera over graphite on paperboard. Gift of
Dr. Herbert J. Kayden and Family in memory of Dr. Gabrielle H. Reem, 2013.93. © 2014 The Jacob and Gwendolyn
Lawrence Foundation, Seattle/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
m u s e u m . s ta n f o r d . e d u
Jane and Michael Marmor
Marmor Foundation
Lisa and David Mooring
Morgan Stanley
Clare Munana
William Reller
Daniel Rowen
Terra Foundation for American Art
Cindy and Jeff Traum
The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust
$ 5 , 0 0 0 t o $ 9,9 9 9
Noreen and James Carruthers
Darle and Patrick J. J. Maveety
Janice and Stephen Meisel
Morgan Stanley
Ellen Uhrbrock
Ali and John Walecka
Jack Wheatley
$ 1, 0 0 0 t o $ 4 ,9 9 9
Lynn Archer
The Ayco Charitable Foundation
Bancroft-Clair Foundation
Lisa Brooke
Letetia and James Callinan
Martha and Paul Chamberlain
Elizabeth Clair
Charlene Cogan
Karen and David Dee
David Dollinger
Dreyfus Sotheby’s
International Realty
Peter Dupont
Melissa and Trevor Fetter
Sheridan and David Foster
Joyce Gelbach
Mary Jacobson
Joelle Kayden
Kari and Michael Kirk
Lauren and Brad Koenig
Pam and C. Richard Kramlich
Joe Lai
Pacific Life Foundation
Frank Pavlik
Jeanette and Christopher Payne
Raymond Family Foundation
Elizabeth Raymond
Alessandro Ribola
Catarina and Andrew Schwab
Deborah and Michael Shepherd
Jane Solomon
Andrea and Lubert Stryer
Charles J. Tanenbaum Estate
Clare and Christopher Tayback
The Dallas Foundation
TriplePoint Capital
Jessica Weil
Wells Fargo Foundation
Amy and Geoffrey Yang
Judy Zafran
$ 999 and under
Zan Aronowitz
Atthowe Fine Art Services
Celeste Baranski
Benevity Social Ventures Inc.
Dan Ben-Moshe
Alicia Boyd
Julie and Jeffrey Brody
Sharon Collins and John Steinfirst
Congregation Beth-David
Amy Crowe
Robert DeBusk
Howard Eisenberg
Peter Enemark
Kate Feinstein
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Marc Franklin
Margaret Hennigar
Daniel Hill
Karen and William Jason
Rachel and Donald Levy
Miriam Marr
Jody Maxmin
Diane and Robert McCoy
Nancy Merwin
Denis Minev
Margaret Monroe
Andrew Ng
Judith Palin
Paul Rosenberg
Fran Schulman
Silicon Valley Creates
Sixty Plus Tours
Kathleen Stueck
Leigh Tanner
The Jason Family Foundation
Jack Vanderryn
Vivian Wang and Jason Hom
Louise and Harry Waters
Natausha Wilson
Ruth Wise
Connie Wolf
518 gifts of art enriched the
collections, and the Cantor purchased an
additional 14 works from gift funds.
Henri Rivière (France, 1864–1951), On the Rooftops (Sur les toits), 1888–1902.
Lithograph printed in colors. Robert E. and Mary B. P. Gross Fund, 2013.76. © 2014
Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014
In Honor of Paula and Bandel Carano
Tammy and William Crown
In Honor of Lauren Hahn
Lucky Harrison
In Honor of Chris Carlton, Susan Dennis,
Carole Harlow, and Patricia Miller
SJSU Emeritus Faculty Assoc.
In Honor of Phoebe Korn
Jana Korn
In Honor of Katie Clifford
Gene and Robert Clifford
In Honor of Charlene Cogan
Louise and Lawrence Frye
George Herms (U.S.A., b. 1935), Sweetie Bird, 1962. Mixed media in wood
box. Gift of the Marmor Foundation (Drs. Michael and Jane Marmor) from
the collection of Drs. Judd and Katherine Marmor, 2013.83
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In Honor of Norma Schlossman
David Schlossman
In Memory of William Schuyler
Frances Escherich
In Honor of Susan and John Diekman
Carol and J. James Pearce
In Honor of Thomas K. Seligman
Lynn Bunim and Alexander Fetter
John and Daryl L. Lillie
In Memory of Philip Fialer
Alice and Herbert Fischgrund
In Honor of Carol Toppel
Joni Johnson
In Honor of Carol C. Friedman
Judith and Harry Cohn
In Honor of Dr. Xiaoneng Yang
Lucky Harrison
3,273 students from 77 community
schools enjoyed special docent tours.
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F or the love of art
donor recognition
September 1, 2013 through
August 31, 2014
Lois and David Anderson
Margaret Anderson
Elaine Baskin and
Kenneth Krechmer
Nancy Bavor
Jo-Anne Beardsley and
Gilbert Ellenberger
Susan Benton
Judith and Henry Blommer
Barbara Bogomilsky
Polly and Thomas Bredt
Chris and Jeffrey Carlton
Casey Carsten
Lynda and Charlie Clark
Suzanne Crocker
Ann and E. David Crockett
Susan Dennis
Susan and John Diekman
Jennifer DiNapoli
Anne Down
Barbara and William Edwards
Norma Egan
Laurence Elias
Mary Jane Elmore
Valerie Evans
Jeanne and Frank Fischer
Doris Fisher
Cynthia and Bill Floyd
Jill and John Freidenrich
Betsy and Robert Gamburd
Lynn Gibbons
Mrs. Jonathan B. Gifford
Mrs. Richard I. Gonzalez
Ann Griffiths
Martha Griswold-Elias
Pamela and David Hornik
Annette Jorgensen
Betty and Dean Robert Joss
Jeanne Kennedy
Iris and Harold Korol
Kathryn Ladra
Jane Lanza
Gloria Levy
Daryl and John Lillie
Beverly and Peter Lipman
Gayla Lorthridge and Walter Wood
Carol and Hal Louchheim
Suzanne and Stanley Mantell
Mary Marsh
Katherine Maxfield
Jane McInnis
Sonia and Edgar McLellan
Ellen McLennan
Cathy McMurtry
Deedee and Burton McMurtry
Linda Meier
Martha Mertz
m u s e u m . s ta n f o r d . e d u
Andy Warhol (U.S.A., 1928–1987), Contact Sheet (Keith Haring), 1983. Gelatin silver print. Gift of The Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2014.55.74. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Shauna Mika and Rick Callison
Nancy and Lawrence Mohr
Lisa Mooring
Roslyn Morris
Carmen Ortiz and Jerry Torrance
Barbara Oshman
Gretchen and Robert Ostenberg
Jane and Vincent Otto
Mrs. Charles F. Preuss
Judith and Walter Robinson
Mrs. Donald H. Seiler
Barbara Silverman
Bonnie Silverman
Julie Veitch and Peter Nosler
Judith Wolken
Jennifer Yelland
September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014
Rita Barela and Thomas K. Seligman
Joel R. Bergquist
Fran and Ronald H. Cohen
Phyllis Diebenkorn
The Richard Diebenkorn
Judge Leonard Edwards
Ursula and Gilbert Farfel
Pamela and David Hornik
Herbert J. Kayden
Dana and Frances Leavitt
Michael J. Levinthal
The Marmor Foundation
Jane and Michael Marmor
McKee Rothe Conservation
Jeanne McKee Rothe and
Andrea Rothe
Caroline Messer
Richard Misrach
Barbara and Warren Poole
Sally Randel and Paul Fearer
Daniel Rowen and Stuart Sproule
Russell Schwartz
Christiane and George Smyth
Marilyn Joan Spiegl
Eleanor Swent
Kent Trego
The Andy Warhol Foundation
for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Be q uest I ntentions
The following donors have named the Cantor in their estate plans.
Two anonymous donors
Mildred and Paul Berg
Elaine and Eric Berson
Horace W. Brock
Gayle Brugler
Betye Burton
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Campbell
Bliss Carnochan
Virginia and William Carpenter
Susan and Robert Christiansen
Nancy Patricia Coe
Betty and Albert Cohen
Sharon Collins and John Steinfirst
Margaret H. Crary
Anne Dauer
Shirley Ross Davis
Susan and John Diekman
Beverly and Stephen Docter
William Eddelman
Alexander Fetter
Betsy and Mark Gates
Lynn and James Gibbons
Gerry Gilchrist
Ruth and Robert Halperin
Nancy Harris
Priscilla and George Hexter
Todd Hochstatter
Robert S. Hockwald
Marilyn Hohbach
Virginia and Benjamin Holt
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hubbard
Janet Kreager Huston
Phoebe Korn
Jean Lane
William Leben
Daryl and John Lillie
Kirk Edward Long
Carol and Hal Louchheim
P. L. Loughlin
Darle and Patrick J. J. Maveety
Deedee and Burton McMurtry
J. Sanford Miller
Samuel C. Miller
Myrna Mitchner
Ellen Narver
Pauline Newcomer
Brett Weston (U.S.A., 1911–1993), Dune, Oceano, 1934. Gelatin silver print. Gift of
Ronald H. and Fran Cohen, 2013.491
Alicia and Merrill Newman
Takeshi Omura
Barbara and Warren Poole
Deborah Port and
Michael Heymann
Martha Puff
Marcia and Fred Rehmus
Nancy Weeks Rossen
Dorothy and George Saxe
Donna Shoemaker
Alan Sieroty
Elizabeth Silver and Robert Cullen
Gaither Hatcher Smith and
Byron Smith
Peter Stansky
Marilyn Symmes
Eugenie and Hugh Taylor
Anna Teeples
Ellen Uhrbrock
Barbara and Peter Wertheimer
Connie Wolf
Carolyn Kizer Woodbridge and
John Woodbridge
Bequest D istributions
The generosity of the following donors is benefiting the Cantor in perpetuity.
Andy Warhol (U.S.A., 1928–1987), Ingrid Bergman (The Nun), 1983. Screenprint.
Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 2013.507. © The Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts
Elizabeth Adams
Glen Alps
Pauline C. and Arthur B. Bakalar
Ruth Bernhard
Archibald S. Bianchi
Robert Bothwell
Theodore Bravos
John Brown
Pauline Brown
Alice Meyer Buck
Frank Buck
Hans J. & Thordis W. Burkhardt
Douglas H. Campbell
Jennie Stanford Catherwood
Betty and George Cilker
Marion Cilker
Kathryn N. Cutler
Pedro Delemos
Dagmar Dern
Joanna Despres
Carol M. Doyle
Meri and Joseph Ehrlich
Samuel Ellenberg
Albert E. Elsen
Oliver Frieseke Jr.
Anne B. Fisher
M. Richard Giffra
Barbara Goldenberg
Frank A. Golder
Barbara Gray
Jean Haber Green
Reba Grosse
Musa Guston
Close to 210,000 visitors
enjoyed the Cantor’s exhibitions and
collections—a record year!
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F or the love of art
donor recognition
Anna Lathrop Hewes
Mildred Hollingsworth
Timothy Hopkins
Kennell Jackson, Jr.
Patricia Geary Johnson (’51)
Vincent E. Klevesahl
Bill Lane
Martha Faul Lane
Connie Lembark
Mortimer C. Leventritt
Marjorie Lewisohn
Leon Liebes
Ruth H. Lillenthal
Frederica and Henry C. Lindgren
H. F. Lynn
Frank G. Marcus
Stewart M. Marshall
Anna G. Mautz
Joseph McCrindle
Roberta G. McKee
Mabel Means
Jane B. Miller
Carroll Cambron Morrison, and
the Francis Alward Eames Fund
Richard Narver
Josephine Morris
Elizabeth and Leonard Offield
Linda Olson
Alice Rawlins Pemberton
Marion B. Pierstorff
Viola Quillen
Eri H. Richardson (’32)
Harry Robinson
Robert K. F. Scal
Irma B. Scheier
Elliot Schieffelin
Victoria Schuck
Laurel Schumann
Pauline and Robert Sears
A. Jess Shenson
Ben Shenson
Edgar Sinton
Margaret C. Sowers
Carl Sprinchorn
James King Steele
Jean M. Steiner
Ettie Stettheimer
John Plummer Steward
Charles Tanenbaum
Mary Tanenbaum (’36)
Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Torbert
Mary Curry Tressider
Vida French Ure
Beth Van Hoesen
Melitta and Rex Vaughan
John H. Watrous
Ida Wehner
Virgil K. Whitaker
Norman Whyte
Dore Williams
Florence Williams
Graham Williams
We are grateful to every member for their support, which continues to
significantly impact what we are able to accomplish and helps keep both
museums free to all. Here we recognize members in the categories of
Benefactor through Directors Gold Circle.
D irectors G old Circle
Mary Anne Nyburg Baker and
G. Leonard Baker, Jr.
Roberta and Steven Denning
Sarah and Timothy Howard
Deedee and Burton McMurtry
Mindy and Jesse Rogers
Helen and Charles Schwab
Marilynn and Carl Thoma
D irectors Circle
Rita Barela and Thomas K. Seligman
Shawn and Brook Byers
Paula and Bandel Carano
Regina and Gerhard Casper
C. Diane Christensen
Jackie and Bret Comolli
Susan and John Diekman
Elizabeth and Bruce Dunlevie
Doris Fisher
Laura and John Fisher
Jill and John Freidenrich
361 active volunteers reported 25,171 hours of service
to the Cantor—a remarkable contribution!
Andy Freeberg (U.S.A., b. 1958), Marlborough, Art Basel, digital capture 2010, printed 2013. Archival pigment ink print.
Gift of David and Pamela Hornik, 2013.68
m u s e u m . s ta n f o r d . e d u
Cynthia Fry Gunn and John A. Gunn
Robert Halperin
Andrea and John Hennessy
Marilyn Hohbach
Pamela and David Hornik
Elizabeth and Zachary Hulsey
Leslie and George Hume
Franklin Johnson
Pamela and Charles Koob
Donna Krupp
Liong Seen Kwee
Jeanne and William Landreth
Daryl and John Lillie
Jane and Michael Marmor
Linda and Anthony Meier
Vinie and J. Sanford Miller
Lisa and David Mooring
Barbara Oshman
Lisa and John Pritzker
Marcia and Frederick Rehmus
William Reller
Condoleezza Rice
Charlotte and George Shultz
New Founders Circle
Margaret and Gibson Anderson
Susan Anderson-Norby and
R. Douglas Norby
Nancy and Clayton Bavor
Susan Benton
Diana Bowes
Polly and Thomas Bredt
Louise and John Bryson
Carolyn and C. Preston Butcher
Jane Carter
Jennifer and Bard Chrisman
Judith and Harry Cohn
Suzanne and Bruce Crocker
Ann and E. David Crockett
Susan Ford Dorsey
Jill and Augustus duPont
Barbara and William Edwards
Mary Jane Elmore
Mimi and William Gates
Judith and Michael Gaulke
Karen and Edward Gilhuly
Jeanne Gressens
Ann Griffiths
Julie Terrell Hooper and
William Hooper
Sandra Kurtzig
Sally and Charles Lannin
Artists Circle
Auguste Lepère (France, 1849–1918), The Convalescent (Mme. Lepère)
(Convalescente, Mme Lepère), 1892. Color woodcut. Robert E. and Mary B. P.
Gross Fund, 2013.71
Emily Leisy
Beverly and Peter Lipman
Jean and Wayne Lowell
Darle and Patrick J. J. Maveety
Cathy McMurtry
Celeste and Anthony Meier, Jr.
Martha and Roger Mertz
Tracy and Gary Mezzatesta
Christina and Hamid Moghadam
Nancy Mueller
Wendy Munger and
Leonard Gumport
Takeo Obayashi
Mark Oldman
Paula and William Powar
Sally Randel and Paul Fearer
Nicole and Amir Rubin
Victoria and Roger Sant
Chris and Robert Schumacher
Judith and Walter Sleeth
Trine and Michael Sorensen
Laurence Spitters
Madeline and Isaac Stein
Elizabeth and George J. Still, Jr.
Judith and Peter Wolken
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C onnoisseurs C ircle
Katharine Alexander
Kit and Peter Bedford
Diana Bergeson
Gretchen and John Berggruen
Joyce Castellino
Diane Copeland
Karen and David Dee
Francoise Fleishhacker
Betsy Fryberger
Richard Halton and
Jean-Marc Frailong
Lucille and Walter Harrison
Faye Hunter
Lauren and Brad Koenig
Catherine and Eric Lamb
Anne and Kenneth Lawler
Maribelle and Stephen Leavitt
P. L. Loughlin
Shirley and Duncan Matteson
Laura Nagle
Ellanor Notides
Carrie and Gregory Penner
Juliana Petricciani
Catarina and Andrew Schwab
Deborah and Michael Shepherd
Edward Storm
Allison Whiting
Anita and Marc Abramowitz
Paul Althouse
Midori and William Atkins
Burt Avery
Melissa and James Badger
Alan Bagley
Felicity Barringer and
Philip Taubman
Alison and James Barta
Clara Basile
Elaine Baskin and
Kenneth Krechmer
Ann Baskins and Thomas DeFilipps
Margaret Baxter-Pearson and
Eric Pearson
Katherine and Joseph Belanoff
Mildred and Paul Berg
Christina and Jeffrey Bird
Joanne Blokker
Barbara and Ahron Bogomilsky
Marilyn and Allan Brown
Janet Brownstone and
Andrew Verhalen
Letetia and James Callinan
Martha and Paul Chamberlain
Andrew Chase
Jennie Chiu and
Christopher Schaepe
Lynda and Charlie E. Clark, Jr.
Frances Codispoti and
Kenneth Schroeder
Charlene Cogan
Fannie and George Cogan
Joan Corley
Suzanne and J. Taylor Crandall
Kathleen Davis
Susan and Harry Dennis
Mr. and Mrs. J. Philip DiNapoli
Hayley Ditzler
David Dollinger
Anne and Jerry Down
Ellen and John Drew
Kristen and Douglas Edwards
Linda and Mike Edwards
Connie and Albert Eisenstat
Joan and Clarence Ferrari
Elizabeth and Robert Fisher
Susie Fox
Carol C. and Joel P. Friedman
Lisa Friedman and James Harris
Phyllis Friedman
Susan and James Gaither
Betsy and Robert Gamburd
Elisabeth and Marcel Gani
Lainie and George Garrick
Alison Geballe
Prof. Emeritus and Mrs. Theodore
H. Geballe
Priscilla and Keith Geeslin
Lynn and James Gibbons
Lucille Glassman and Phillip Harter
Lisa and Douglas Goldman
Marcia and John Goldman
Mrs. Richard I. Gonzalez
Stephanie and Fred Harman
Jan and Peter Harris
Patti and Milledge Hart
Jeanne Harvey
Inta and Bruce Hasenkamp
Gale Henshel
Lori and Phil Hobson
Anne Holloway
Larry Horton and George Wilson
Patricia and Robert Huggins
Lucie Jay
Nikki and Craig Johnson
Annette and David Jorgensen
Betty and Robert Joss
Anna and Duane Kalar
Joyce and Kenneth Kaufman
Laurie Lacob
Meg Lacy and Jeff Berkes
Joan Lane
Debra and Mark Leslie
Susan and Richard Levy
Nancy Livingston and Fred Levin
Carol and Hal Louchheim
Elisabeth and John Malloy
Elizabeth and Joseph Mandato
Mary Marsh
Katherine and Robert Maxfield
Christie and James McCoy
Elizabeth and William McKiernan
D’arcy and Dana Mead
Victoria and James Merchant
Shauna Mika and Rick Callison
Constance Miller
Nancy and Lawrence Mohr
Mrs. Albert Moorman
Betsy Morgenthaler
Roslyn and Mervin Morris
Gretchen and Robert Ostenberg
Melissa Peabody and
Christopher Wasney
Carol and J. Leighton Read
Patricia and Rowland Rebele
Helena Roeber and Shahriar Rabii
Brigitte Sandquist and Philip Black
Mrs. George B. Saxe
Chara Schreyer and Gordon Freund
William P. Scott III
Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg
Alan Sieroty
Barbara and Arnold Silverman
Jacqueline and Pieter Smith
June Sobel
Susan and John Sobrato
The Cantor presented 28 special exhibitions.
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F or the love of art
donor recognition
Eta and Sass Somekh
Karen and William Sonneborn
Srinija Srinivasan
Harise and Peter Staple
Christine Suppes
Charles Swezey
Roselyne Swig
Pamela and Edward Taft
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Taylor
Sandi and John Thompson
Cindy and Jeff Traum
Susan Ure
Katherine Valentine
Irene Wapnir and Ralph Greco
Connie Wolf
David Wollenberg
Kimberly Young and John Moragne
Michael Adler
Lois and David Anderson
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Aptekar
Marianne Arnstein
Veronica and Greer Arthur
Helena and Richard Babb
Celeste Baranski and Paul Hammel
John Beatty
Audrey and William Beeger
Terrye and Robert Bellas
Helen and Peter Bing
William Keith (U.S.A., b. Scotland,
1838–1911), April Showers, 1890s.
Oil on canvas. Gift of Dana and
Frances Leavitt in honor of Robert
Mondavi, 2014.72
Suzanne and Peter Boutin
Bonnie Brae
Donald Brewster
Gayle and J. Stephen Brugler
Sukey Bryan and James Brooks
Lynn Bunim and Alexander Fetter
LeeAnn and Jorge Caballero
Mary and Luca Cafiero
Sara Carter and Ralph Manak
Anne Casey and David Neuman
Amy Conn
Margaret and Yogen Dalal
Félix Vallotton (Switzerland, 1865–1925) after Nadar (Gaspar Félix Tournachon)
(France, 1820–1910), Honoré Daumier, Caricaturist born in Marseille,
1808 –1879 (Henri Daumier, Caricaturiste né à Marseille, 1808-1879), 1894.
Lithograph. Given in memory of Hans Rothe by Andrea Rothe and Jeanne McKee
Rothe, 2013.122
m u s e u m . s ta n f o r d . e d u
Sallie De Golia-Jorgenson and
John Jorgenson
Denise and R. Thomas Decker
Janet and Guy DiJulio
Peggy and Stephen Dow
Roberta and David Elliott
Suzanne and Allan Epstein
Nancy and John Etchemendy
Jeanne and Frank Fischer
Cynthia and Bill Floyd
Nancy and Mark Franich
Marc Franklin
Lorraine Fuisz
Lois and Douglas Garland
Betsy and Mark Gates
Nancy and Charles Geschke
Mrs. Jonathan B. Gifford
Anita Gilliam
Mary and Clinton Gilliland
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Glockner
E. Ronnie Goldfield
Loren and Michael Gordon
Susan and William Gould
Diane and Harry Greenberg
Martha Griswold-Elias and
Laurence Elias
Carol and Dexter Hake
Karen Hohner and Randall Keith
Khristine Holterman
Joan Hong and Roger Day
Howard Hubbard
Lori and Deke Hunter
Beth and Luther Izmirian
Betty Johnson
Alyce and Steven Kaplan
Linda Keegan
Kumja Paik Kim
Wendy and Howard Kleckner
Diana B. Koin and William Vermeere
Iris and Harold Korol
Amy Ladd and Doug Fitzgerald
Jane and Drew Lanza
Gloria and Kenneth Levy
Elise and George Liddle
Charlotte Lowell and
Charles Munger, Jr.
Janie Macarthur
Mandy MacCalla
Robert Mann
Beth and Christopher Martin
Alex Matson
Karen and Bruce McCaul
Ellen and William McLennan
Christina and Michael Meyer
Phyllis Moldaw
Caryn Nedelberg and
Matthew Jacob
Carmen Ortiz and
Jerry B. Torrance, Jr.
Blair and Kevin Paige
Ann and John Perez
Barbara and Warren Poole
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Preuss
Kathleen Quinn and
Michael McClain
Laurose and Burton Richter
Allison Rose
Elizabeth Ross
Nancy and J. Norman Rossen
Jane Vaden and Norman Roth
Scott Sagan
Mili and Hugo Sarrazin
Mary Sauer
Norma and Charles Schlossman
Pamela and Lawrence Schwab
Phyllis and Kenneth Sletten
Paula and Stephen Smith
David Soward
Verna Spinrad
Jan and Robert Strohecker
Dianne and Tad Taube
Lava Thomas and Peter Danzig
Mrs. William P. Thomas
Julie Veitch and Peter Nosler
Lisa Voge-Levin and Peter Levin
Gail and Robert Walker
Jacqueline and Eric Weiss
Gayla Lorthridge and Walter Wood
Irene and Hamilton Yeh
Anderson Collection at Stanford
University Opens
The opening of the Anderson Collection at Stanford
University, a museum showcasing modern and
contemporary art, was celebrated in September with a
thriving week of events. Thousands of visitors—including Cantor-Anderson members, friends, donors, artists,
and journalists—had a special opportunity to see the
collection prior to the public opening. The beautiful
new building, designed by Richard Olcott of Ennead
Architects, is situated adjacent to the Cantor and has a
spectacular presence in the new arts district. Stand on
the Cantor’s Fisher and McMurtry terraces, look across
the north lawn at the new museum, and be inspired!
1. Hunk Anderson 2. Putter Anderson Pence 3. Roberta and Steve Denning 4. John Hennessy with Helen and Chuck Schwab
5. Anderson Collection director Jason Linetzky 6. Roberta Katz and Moo Anderson 7. Joan Lane and Linda Meier 8. Burt and
Deedee McMurtry 9. Frank Stella and Hunk Anderson 10. John and Jill Freidenrich
All photographs by Steve Castillo
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Art Trips
Save the Date
Excursions are offered as a benefit to members.
See your Art Trips brochure or visit the Web site for full descriptions,
registration information, and fees.
Member Appreciation Day
Celebrating the Vibrant East Bay Art Scene
Thursday, February 19
Portals of Art and Architecture in
the City of Angels
Wednesday, March 11 through Friday, March 13
Sunday July 12
A special fun-filled day just for our members!
Family Program Just for
This free event is for Family/Dual level members
and above. Space is limited, and pre-registration
is required. To register, visit museum.stanford.
edu/family or call 650-723-3482.
I Heart Art
Saturday, February 7, free
Two sessions: 9:30 and 10:30 am
Frank Gehry-designed
Walt Disney Concert
Hall will be one stop
on the Art Trip “Portals
of Art and Architecture
in the City of Angels.”
Photograph by Carol
Come celebrate your passion for art at the new
Anderson Collection at Stanford University.
Families will tour the galleries, fall in love with
abstract expressionism, and create valentines
inspired by their favorite art works.
Art Focus Lectures
Members receive discounted registration on
all Art Focus lectures. See p. 26 for details.
Member Reception
Artists present pioneering visions of global events
in two major exhibitions at the Cantor. Join us
to celebrate.
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers
from Iran and the Arab World
Loose in Some Real Tropics:
Robert Rauschenberg’s “Stoned Moon”
Projects, 1969–70
Patron members and above
Tuesday, February 3
Renew Your Membership Online
Did you know that you can sign up for membership or
renew online? Click the “Join Now” button on the museum’s
homepage or membership pages.
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Franz Kline’s Figure 8 and other works in the Anderson Collection will
inspire children to create bold valentines on February 7.
Franz Kline, Figure 8, 1952. Oil on canvas. The Anderson Collection at
Stanford University, Gift of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and
Mary Patricia Anderson Pence, 2014.1.028. © 2014 The Franz Kline
Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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W elco m e to Our N ew Me m ber s
D irectors G old C ircle
Helen and Charles Schwab
D irectors C ircle
Jacki and Bret Comolli
Christine and Reece Duca
Elizabeth and Bruce Dunlevie
Catherine and Franklin
Johnson, Jr.
N ew F ounders C ircle
Diana Bowes
Louise and John Bryson
Jane Carter
Judith and Harry Cohn
Jill and Augustus duPont
Karen and Edward Gilhuly
Jeanne Gressens
Sandra Kurtzig
Sally and Charles Lannin
Wendy Munger and Leonard
Mark Oldman
Chris and Robert Schumacher
C onnoisseurs C ircle
Gretchen and John Berggruen
Catherine and Eric Lamb
Anne and Kenneth Lawler
A rtists C ircle
Midori and William Atkins
Kristen and Douglas Edwards
Susan and James Gaither
Gale Henshel
Lori and Phil Hobson
Joyce and Kenneth Kaufman
Helena Roeber and Shahriar Rabii
Brigitte Sandquist and Philip Black
June Sobel
B enefactor
John Beatty
Audrey and William Beeger
LeeAnn and Jorge Caballero
Denise and R. Thomas Decker
Betsy and Mark Gates, Jr.
Karen Hohner and Randall Keith
Khristine Holterman
Linda Keegan
Diana Koin and William Vermeere
P atron
Jan and David Baszucki
Linda and Daniel Cooperman
Kristine and John Erving
Jean Hurley
Myrna Lantzsch
Mimi and William Meffert
Carson Miller
Terra and Jeff Miller
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Stacey and Donald Olgado
Lynn and L. Howard Roberts
Sharri and Daniel Robinson
Sally and Arthur Scholz
Abigail and Roger Simons
S ponsor
Josephine Au and Andy Tsang
Suzanne Bailey and
Martin Spangler
Louise and Stuart Beattie
Mary Bechmann and Albert Yu
Elaine and Herbert Berman
Paula and Joel Blank
Vera Blume
Katie Borgstrom and H. E.
Borgstrom, Jr.
Robert Bransten
Judy and S. T. Jack Brigham III
Sonya and Alexander Brousilovsky
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brown
Mr. and Mrs. John Bulkeley
Abby and Leon Campbell
Sandraline Cederwall
Andrea Cervenka
Ellen Cianciarulo
Diane and Stephen Ciesinski
Ann Clark
Renee and John Coker
Rebecca Colligan
Laura and Robert Cory
Sallyanne Davalos
Lucy and Michael Day
Robert Debs
Laureen DeBuono
Cheryl DeGolia
Josephine and John DeLuca
Sheila and Jack Dubin
Judith Earl
Alexa and Alan Eaton
Kirsti and Gordon Elder
Linda Elkind
Francoise and Brian Elliott
Marcy Elsbree
Laura Finn
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Flannery
James Forsyth
Renata Gasperi and Donald
Patrick Gallagher
Patricia Gerber
Dorina and Antoniu Gheorghevici
Jeanne Gobalet
Erica Gould
Judith and Ralph Greif
Barbara Grieser
Celandra and Neil Hamilton
Susan and Richard Hancey
Leslie Harvill and Ann
Susan Hilger and Robert Katz
Nina Brooks and Andrew Hirsch
William Yew-Wai Ho
Joan and Robert Jack
Keith Jantzen and Scott Beth
Barbara Joyner
Patricia Kalish
Alicia Kamian and Mark Ruane
Sharon and Tom Kelley
Jan and Scott Kilner
Kathryn and Peter Kim
Nancy Kramer
Mariella and N. Gopala Krishnan
Jennifer Lendl
Virginia and Douglas Levick III
Rhoda Levinthal
Adele and Mark Lieberman
Claire and Herbert Lindenberger
Jennifer Lindsay
Sarah Lopez-Luis and
Stephen Oliva
Christine and Christian Loredo
Beverly Luppino
Deanna Mann and David Gaba
Raheleh Mansoor and Pedram
Ruth Marinshaw
Jody Maxmin
Robert McIntyre
Elizabeth and Peter Meyerdirk
Mary Minow
Jo and Steve Mitchell
Monica Moore
Stephen Morgan
Mary Munter and Robert
Samantha Nebrich
Joyce Ohgi and Eric Shadd
Mauri Okamoto-Kearney and
Terry Kearney
Kathryn Page
Meridith and Leo Perry III
William Phillips
Florince Pirofski
Nicholas Ramirez
Lucie Ramos
Henry Richards
Susan Richardson
Kerry Rodgers and Mark Olsen
Susan Rosenberg
Ronda and S. Jeffrey Rosner
Deborah Roth
Kim Rupert
Victoria Sanders and
Paul Scherf, Jr.
Rosa Carillo and Jerrold Schaefer
Gerald Shefren
Haley and Karl SherwoodCoombs
Elizabeth Silver and
Robert Cullen
Alvin Smith
Mary Ellen and Charles Smith, Jr.
Lisa and Hunter Smith
Marielena Smith and
Jason Okazaki
Fred Sommer
Nanette Stringer
Myra Strober and Jay Jackman
Penny Stroud and Rick Pam
Daniel Swartz
Lee Swenson
Lynn Szekely
Roderick Tang
Ruedi Thoeni and David Franklin
Terry and Dennis Tsu
Arlene and Stephen Valencia
Elizabeth Schaack and Brent Lang
Dorothea Vasil and Donald
Suzanne Voll
Meredith and Daniel Vostrejs
Cynthia and James Walsh
Connie West
Lisa and Rob Willoner
Tonia Wisman and David
Madelene Wong and John
Wilma and Mitch Wool
Sharon and Robert Yoerg
Mary Yotopoulos
Pierluigi Zappacosta
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F amily / D ual
Ellen Akerlund-Gonella
Nicole and Jon Andrews
Susan and Brian Anuskewicz
Linda and Michael Ashcraft
Carol and Raymond Bacchetti
Eileen and Denis Baylor
Barbara and August Benz
Kim and Simon Blattner
Janny Bonsen
Susan Borg and Jeffrey Sultan
Michael Canul
Mary Carrigan
John Cassidy
Donna and Anurag Chandra
Elissa Lee and Don Chennavasin
Beverly and Richard Chong
Holly and Andrew Cohen
Patricia and Richard Covert
Lawrence Crapo
Susan and George Crow
Carol Dabb and Chuck Lane
Corinna Darian-Smith
Donato D’Esopo
Peter Duus
Joanne Ellison
Mary and Peter Enemark
S. Shirley and Marcus Feldman
Rebecca Flax and Jorge Carballo
Randall Fowler
Maria Fox
Lydia Franzese
Kristen Gerencher and Anthony
Margaret Gitelson
Marilyn an Eli Goldfarb
Lynn Gonda and Tom McPharlin
Dixie Gowin and Virginia Pugliese
Jan and Ron Grace
Mickey and Ike Griffin
Angelyn Grillo
Joan Hadden
Mr. and Mrs. W. Earl Hall, Jr.
Patricia Harding and Bill Tiedeman
Gretchen and David
Sondra and Frank Herman
Gina Hernandez and Chris Clarke
Tricia and Jack Herrick
Maureen and Melvyn Hetzel
Frederick and Nancy Hom
Angela and David Horine
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jack
Paula and Warren Jacobsen
Eleanora and Raymond Jadwin
Julia Jia and Michael Wong
Fan Jiao and Xiaoyi Liu
Lauren John
Janet and Robert Johnson
Jennifer and James Kleckner
Valerie and Charles Kolstad
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Donna Lawrence and David Voss
Ayleen and Emory Lee
Peter Lee
Barbara Little
Evelyn Marchini and
Shirley Waldum
Gloria Mason and Jon Barkhurst
Hila and Jacob Michaelsen
Ron Mickelsen
Terry and Stephen Miller
Nicki and Peter Moffat
John Montgomery
Booker Morey
Diane Morey and Peter Valenti
Jeffrey Mulvihill
Bruce Nakao
Sheryl and Lane Nonnenberg
Patricia Owen and Thomas
Julie Parsonnet and
Anthony Alfrey
Vanessa Perez and Albert Malo
Sandra and Jerry Peters
Shirley and Karl Reseck
Laura and Mark Robichek
Nancy Rogers
Diana and Philip Russell
Michael Sanchez
Dee Dee and David Schurman
Lauren and Glen Segal
Jennifer Sexton and Becky Beal
Rita Seymour and Aurelio
Audrey Shafer and Robert
Judith and William Shilstone
Jennifer Silva and Andrew Rezvani
Connie and Raymond Solari
Betty and Robert Spiegelman
Stacy and Timothy Stanley
Barbara and Mark Stefik
Jacqueline and Blair Stewart
Holly and Jerome Suich
Cynthia Sun and Lawrence
Barbara and Frank Tatum, Jr.
Carolyn Taylor
Mary Lou and Jack Taylor
Fred Thiemann
Jean and Charles Thompson
Carol and Peter Thurston
Lynore Tillim
Christine and Raymond
Nancy Troy and Wim de Wit
Kathie and Gerald Underdal
Lihua Wang and Glenn Carroll
Jennifer and Thomas Werbe
Anne and Putney Westerfield
Sharon and Russell Woo
Samuel Wright
F riend
Barbara Armentrout
Shirley Armitano
Ron Baldwin
Amy Balsom
Tracey Barrett
Christine Bennett
Dawn Black
Conrad Borovski
M. Lucey Bowen
Gordon Bower
Vicki Brooks
Karolyn Brosz
Susan Buchanan
C. M. Buellesbach
Malkah Carothers
Sherryl Casella
Katherine Chappelear
Corinne Collins
Judy Dahl
Diane Doolittle
Frederick Fank
Joyce Farr
Mary Lynn Fitton
Mary Flanagan
Charlotte Galina
Caroline Girgis
Marsha Givens-Arutunian
John Glogowski
Don Goffinet
Mimi Goity
Ann Gordon
Alice Gross
Joni Gupta
John Haeger
Elizabeth Halaby
Terilyn Hanko
Margot Harrigan
Marion Harris
Carol Held
Keith Hennessey
Claire Heritier-Kerby
Catharine Holden
Dana Horner
Mary Jo Hossfeld
Ellen Howard
Susan Huch
Mildred Jones
Ingrid Kallman
Evelyn Katchman
Shirley Kelley
Gloria Kennett
Barbara Kitchen
Marjorie Kobe
Ada Kriegman
Barbara Kurth
Rosemary Lanyon
Beth Lau
Effie Lee
Patricia Levinson
Ruth Lyell
Marie Margolin
Margaret Mark da Silva
Kathleen McCahill
Zoe Mercer-Golden
Toni Morley
Miriam Munro
Steve Naventi
Phyllis Newhouse
Michael Ojeda
Judy Ou
Melissa Parsons
Kermit Patton
Laura Peterhans
Jeanette Phelps
Joan Phillips
Patricia Porter
Patricia Purcell
Nancy Quevedo
Christine Rammler
Elizabeth Richards
Patricia Robinson
Anthony Rosales
Lucrecia Sachs
Edgar Schein
Carolyn Schwartz
Hasma Serverian
Roberta Shoemaker
Bonnie Siegel
Charlotte Siegel
Rebecca Simmons
Patricia Skillman
Edith Sommer
Joanne Stenger
Brian Taylor
Thyra Tegner
Jaime Tenedorio
Tamara Tinker
Tony Trousset
Cam Trowbridge
Janis Ulevich
Tatiana Van Houten
Barbara Varenhorst
Roz Wagner
Robert Ward
William Warner
Carol Anne Whelan
George Whiting
Medill Williams
Joyce Zarcone
Karen Zucker
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Things to do
Imagining the Universe Lecture Series
Alyson Shotz
Matthew Ritchie
Thursday, January 22, 6 pm
Cantor auditorium, free
Thursday, February 26, 7 pm
Cantor auditorium, free
These two accomplished artists discuss how the
cosmos inspires their imagination. “Imagining
the Universe” is a Stanford program that brings
together a broad array of partners to explore the
nature of the universe.
Gallery Talk
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers
from Iran and the Arab World
Thursday, March 5, 12:15 pm
Pigott Family Gallery, free
Attiya Ahmad, Stanford Humanities Center Fellow
and Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the
George Washington University, provides a unique
perspective on the exhibition’s photographs through
the lenses of gender, feminist studies, and her scholarship on the Middle East.
Spotlight on Art
Graduate students in the Department of Art & Art
History will give free gallery talks on January 7,
February 4, and March 4 at noon.
Stanford Continuing Studies
The Cantor Arts Center: Inside the
University Collection
Saturdays, January 24–March 7 (no class February 14), 1–3 pm
Cantor auditorium
This course explores the museum’s history, holdings,
and enduring mission. Also discussed will be the
rationale for acquisitions and how works are valued
today. Fee, registration required; for more information visit
Free Family Programs at the Cantor
For members-only family events, see the Membership Section, p. 22.
Art Packs: Sign out an art pack stocked with colored
pencils and paper near the inside door of the Cool
Café and spend family time in our galleries drawing.
Take your works with you and start your own gallery
at home! Return the art pack when you are finished.
Family Guides: Children navigate through our global
collections, learning about the world through its art.
Available in the main lobby beginning September 22.
Family Sundays:
Docent-Led Family Tours at 12:30, 1, 1:30, and 2 pm
Special tours depart from The Thinker in the Susan &
John Diekman Gallery. Tour themes change weekly,
and featured artworks inspire art-making activities
in the Moorman studio the same day.
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Art-Making in the Studio 1, 1:30, 2,
and 2:30 pm
Enjoy art-making adventures in the
Moorman studio. Experiment with
art materials and new techniques in
free 30-minute sessions taught by professional art
teachers. Please sign up for your session at the table
near the inside door of the Cool Café.
Focused Drawing in the Galleries 12:30–5 pm
Sign out free supplies (colored pencils and paper)
near The Thinker in the Susan & John Diekman Gallery.
Let the art be your muse!
Family programming at the Cantor is underwritten by Bank of the West
and the Hohbach Family Fund.
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Things to do
Art Focus Lectures
Expand your art knowledge through these lectures
by faculty, curators, and other art experts.
Sculpture: Making Stone a Living
Patrick Hunt
Thursdays, February 5, 12, 19
The Art of Photography: Understanding
and Appreciating Great Photographs
Ron Herman
Thursday, February 26
They Lived in Great Houses
Michael Svanevik
Wednesdays, March 4, 11
20 Years of Modern and Contemporary
Collecting at the Cantor Arts Center
Hilarie Faberman
Wednesday, March 18
A Timely Lesson: Treasuring Antiques
and Collectibles
Steven Wayne Yvaska
Wednesday, March 25
All lectures take place from 4:15 to 6:15 pm in
the Cantor auditorium. Art Focus lectures are
offered at member and non-member prices and
require pre-registration. Drop-ins will be accommodated if space is available. See your Art Focus
Lectures brochure or the Cantor Web site for full
descriptions, registration information, and fees.
cantor news
Meet the New Members of Our Curatorial Team
Alison Gass recently joined the Cantor staff in the newly created
position of Associate Director for Collections, Exhibitions, and
Curatorial Affairs. Gass oversees the museum’s extensive exhibitions
and collections programs including collections development and exhibition planning. She manages a team that includes curators, registrars,
conservators, and technical staff.
“Ali has been highly regarded as a leading curator of contemporary
art and brings extensive experience and wonderful energy,” says
Cantor Director Connie Wolf.
Gass, who was featured in the 2010 New York Times article “The
New Guard of Curators Steps Up,” began her curatorial career
at the Jewish Museum in New York City and then became an assistant
curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. At SFMOMA,
Gass worked on the SECA exhibitions, the New Work series, the Luc
Tuymans retrospective, and Paul Klee’s Cubism exhibition, among others. Most recently, she served as deputy director and chief curator at
the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University,
where she helped launch the new building and established a curatorial
program that connects to faculty and students across the university.
Gass was an undergraduate at Columbia University and graduated
magna cum laude in art history. She received her MA in art history
from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
“I believe deeply in the importance of university art museums, and
the Cantor—with the extraordinary Stanford community as its immediate audience and potential collaborator—is beautifully poised for
exciting prospects,” Gass says.
Catherine Hale, the Cantor’s new Phyllis Wattis Curator of the Arts
of Africa and the Americas, is developing this area of the collection,
including its documentation, research, preservation, presentation, and
growth. She will also curate original exhibitions; develop programming
to make the African and Native American collection more accessible
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and relevant to the museum’s diverse audiences; and encourage academic departments
and student groups across campus to use
Alison Gass
the museum’s resources.
“With her amazing skill set, Catherine
can offer fresh perspectives on the collection and enliven it with contemporary art
and issues,” says Wolf. “She also has proven
experience integrating a museum’s collection
into a university’s teaching curriculum—one
of the Cantor’s most immediate missions.”
Hale comes to Stanford from the
University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA),
where she served for three years as the
Catherine Hale
curator of African and non-Western art.
She curated UIMA’s Visual Classroom, an on-campus gallery designed
to facilitate immediate encounters with works of art from the museum’s collections, and also created an interactive digital map that uses
Geographic Information Systems technology. Prior to joining UIMA,
Hale taught upper-level undergraduate courses at Carleton University
in Ottawa, Ontario and curated exhibitions of African art for the
Carleton University Art Gallery and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
at Queen’s University in Kingston. She holds a PhD and an Artium
Magister degree from Harvard University and an MA in Canadian Art
History from Carleton University.
“My interest in the potential of technology for museum education
models, and my commitment to integrating curatorial programming
with the wider community, make Stanford a great fit,” says Hale.
“Looking ahead, one of my first priorities will be to connect with
faculty and students across the university.”
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lef t Families from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
wait for the program’s final celebration.
In the Freidenrich Family Gallery, students share
work inspired by Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park No. 94.
Boys and Girls Clubs at the Cantor
Last January, the Cantor partnered with the Boys &
Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP) to launch an
eight-week arts education program. The Cantor’s
goals were to offer quality arts programming for
students from underserved communities, provide
access to the Cantor’s extraordinary collections,
encourage new ways of thinking, and give children
a voice to express their understanding of the world.
The program kicked off with an introductory
field trip to the Cantor. Docents led the students
through nearly every gallery on small, personalized
tours, encouraging them to look closely at the art and
think about what they were seeing. During the next
seven weeks, students worked with art educator
Barbara Alfeo twice a week at their clubhouse in East
Menlo Park, creating art inspired by works at the
Cantor. To learn about portraiture, for example, they
created faces made entirely from images of flowers,
fruits, and vegetables, following the style of Giuseppe
Arcimboldo’s Spring and Summer (Gallery for art of
Europe 1500–1800). “To effectively meet the access
needs of the underserved students, the museum
brought the art resources and expertise to students
where they worked, lived, and learned,” says Lauren
Hahn, the Cantor’s family programs coordinator.
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During the last week, students and their families
returned to the museum. Everyone enjoyed a celebratory pizza and salad dinner together, and then
moved to the galleries. Standing in front of the
artworks that inspired them, students proudly presented their own creations, describing their art
process and sharing thoughts and feelings they had
experienced while working. “It was
clear during this second visit that
students felt more comfortable in a
museum space,” says Hahn. “They
also showed an understanding of the
connection between critical viewing
and making their own art.”
Given the success of this first
program, the Cantor has continued
its partnership with BGCP. A third
program starts January 12th in East
Palo Alto. “Art is a universal language that anyone can speak,” Hahn
top One of Evelynne’s favorite works was
says. “We are encouraged by the
the Zapotec Funerary Urn Depicting
the God of Rain and Lightning in the
conversation that began and eager
gallery for arts of the Americas.
to continue it in the years to come.” bottom In the gallery for Native
American art, Francisco describes what
inspired him about lessLIE’s Four Serpents.
All photographs by Guillermo Rivas
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The Cantor Arts Center is located at Lomita
Drive and Museum Way, off Palm Drive, on
the Stanford University campus. Pay parking
is available in front of the Cantor on Lomita
Drive. Parking in most areas is free after 4 pm
and on the weekends.
The Cantor is fully accessible to people
with disabilities. For more information, call
650-723-4177 or visit
Explore the museum’s collection through
free, guided tours. Discover sculpture on
campus, including the Papua New Guinea
Sculpture Garden. Tour and event information: 650-723-3469
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Richard Diebenkorn (U.S.A., 1922–1993), Untitled (Man seated near window), 1943–1993. Charcoal on paper. Gift of Phyllis
Diebenkorn, 2014.20.47. © The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation
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Bookstore. Visit the campus location at
519 Lasuen Mall or purchase titles online
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