Shifting Sands: The Beach and the Desert in 20th-Century Photographs

Many American and European modernists chose to photograph beaches and deserts as an antidote to urban or industrialized landscapes. Artists Frederick Sommer (U.S.A., born in Italy, 1905–1999) and Edward Weston (U.S.A., 1886–1958), among others, approached these different and yet strangely similar landscapes in many ways: they could be evocative settings with distinct historic and symbolic associations, or backdrops defined by their pure and stark visual textures. This installation explores approximately 12 photographs. 

When:
Ongoing every day from July 17, 2013 through October 20, 2013.
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Where:
Cantor Arts Center, just off Palm Drive, at Museum Way and Lomita Drive (Map)
Contact:
723-4177
Admission:

Open Wed-Sun 11am - 5pm, Thursdays until 8pm; admission is free. CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
Tags:
exhibition, arts, international
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http://events.stanford.edu/events/294/29455

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