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Careful — Don’t touch the Rolls

It’s fund-raising gala day at the Cantor Art Center, and the decorators are out in full as they rush to setup accommodations for the rich, very rich and immeasurably wealthy guests who will snack on canapés, drink wine and tour the galleries this evening. 245 more words


Recent bits and pieces

October 2015 and editing, processing, and posting of some recent materials is not happening quite as fast as I hoped. However, there are very good reasons for this. 517 more words

Grid — Earthquakes and Water Leaks

The 1906 San Francisco earthquake rumbled south through the peninsula towards Palo Alto. The Stanford Art Museum at Leland Stanford Jr. University was scarcely five years old when the shock from the quake began to rattle the skylight and window grids of the museum, and moments later the concrete building crumbled, destroying nearly three quarters of the Stanford Family art collection. 246 more words


Rauschenberg’s Stoned Moon Lithographs: “Nothing Will Already Be The Same”

The words are Robert Rauschenberg’s, stripped-in alongside a photograph of Apollo 11 clearing its launch tower: “NOTHING WILL ALREADY BE THE SAME.” Oriented vertically, the typewritten phrase mimics the upward thrust of the rocket, setting it apart from all else within the composition of the page; it is one of twenty mock-ups of the artist’s never-realized… 1,395 more words


Architecture: At Stanford It’s Gotta Be Greek

These neoclassical columns made of reinforced concrete survived the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes in grand style. The rest of the building didn’t fare so well. … 102 more words


Cantor Art Center

There are a lot of museums in the bay area and I want to see them all!!! I recently went to the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Art  158 more words

Cantor Arts Center

We visited the Cantor Arts Center last Sunday, to see the Carleton Watkins exhibit. Although these photos are not as aesthetically appealing as Ansel Adams, they are still iconic images from the early days of American landscape photography. 26 more words