The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford

When
Wed Oct 23 (full schedule below)
Where
Cantor Arts Center
Time
Wed-Sun 11AM-5PM, Thurs until 8PM, closed Tues
Cost
Free
Tags
Arts

Description

When Leland Stanford Jr. died unexpectedly just before his 16th birthday, he had already established himself as a dedicated collector who showed extraordinary curiosity about the world. The museum, founded 125 years ago in conjunction with the opening of the university that bears his name, was to provide education and serve as a reminder of young Leland’s enthusiasm for collecting.

To celebrate this milestone anniversary, the Cantor Arts Center has invited Mark Dion, known for his work on the history of museums and their collections, to serve as the Diekman Contemporary Commissions Program Artist in Residence for 2019. Dion will delve into the original Stanford family collection to create a cabinet of curiosities for the 21st century.

IMAGE: Mark Dion (U.S.A., b. 1961), "Universal Collection: A Mark Dion Project," 2016. Mixed media. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles. Photograph by Jeffrey Jenkins

Schedule

Cantor Arts Center
328 Lomita Dr
Palo Alto, CA
Wed Oct 23 (Wed-Sun 11AM-5PM, Thurs until 8PM, closed Tues)
Thu Oct 24 (Wed-Sun 11AM-5PM, Thurs until 8PM, closed Tues)
Fri Oct 25 (Wed-Sun 11AM-5PM, Thurs until 8PM, closed Tues)
Sat Oct 26 (Wed-Sun 11AM-5PM, Thurs until 8PM, closed Tues)
Sun Oct 27 (Wed-Sun 11AM-5PM, Thurs until 8PM, closed Tues)

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Location

  1. Cantor Arts Center
    328 Lomita Dr, Palo Alto, CA