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Current Exhibitions

Hostile Terrain 94

October 15, 2020 - Ongoing

Dates subject to change Hostile Terrain 94 is a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project. The installation is composed of more than 3000 hand-written toe tags, each representing a migrant who has died trying to cross the US-Mexico border at the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. […]


Formed and Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics

March 13, 2020 - May 2, 2021

Ceramics have played a fundamental role in the lives of many for centuries, as objects rooted in ritual, utility, and decoration. The medium of clay and the variety of finishing processes allows for infinite, and at times, unexpected expressive forms. This exhibition presents the work of four groundbreaking contemporary artists whose practices provide insight into […]


Past Lectures

June 10, 2020

Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists

A project of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University

February 6, 2019

[VIDEO] Roberta Smith and Jason Andrew

The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture: Critic Roberta Smith and Curator Jason Andrew in conversation on Elizabeth Murray with an Eye on Art Today.

April 23, 2018

[VIDEO] Judy Chicago

The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture: The artist in conversation with Marci Kwon, Assistant Professor of Art History.

March 9, 2017

[VIDEO] Nick Cave

The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture: Artist Nick Cave in conversation with Harry Elam, Senior Vice Provost for Education and Vice President for the Arts, Stanford University.

March 10, 2016

[VIDEO] Robert Irwin: Why Art?

The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture

May 12, 2015

[VIDEO] Wayne Thiebaud: Painted Worlds

The Inaugural Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture

Upcoming Programs

May 5, 2021

Art Breaks With Student Guides

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May 9, 2021

Second Sunday at Home

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May 19, 2021

Art Breaks With Student Guides

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June 2, 2021

Art Breaks With Student Guides

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June 13, 2021

Second Sunday at Home

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July 11, 2021

Second Sunday at Home

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August 8, 2021

Second Sunday at Home

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September 12, 2021

Second Sunday at Home

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