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Public Tour | Day Jobs

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Public Tour | Day Jobs

Friday, June 21, 2024
2pm to 3pm PT

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Cantor Arts Center
328 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
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Please join us for a guided tour of Day Jobs. This exhibition examines the overlooked impact of day jobs on the visual arts. Success for artists is often measured by their ability to quit a day job and focus full time on their practice. Yet, these jobs can often spur creative growth by providing artists with new materials and methods, hands-on knowledge of a specific industry that becomes an area of artistic investigation, or a predictable paycheck and structure that enable unpredictable ideas. First presented at the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas in Austin in 2023, the exhibition now features a larger selection of works by California-based artists such as Margaret Kilgallen, Jay Lynn Gomez, Barbara Kruger, Ahree Lee, Jim Campbell, Narsiso Martinez, and Sandy Rodriguez, and is comprised of more than 90 works by 36 established and emerging artists based in the United States.

Admission Info: Tours do not require a reservation and are free of charge. We ask you acquire a free all-day reservation to the museum for entry.

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Image: Julia Scher (American, born in 1954). Security by Julia Uniforms, (detail) 1998. Two uniforms with embroidery, installation dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist, Ortuzar Projects, New York and Esther Schipper, Berlin/Paris/Seoul. Photo © Jörg von Bruchhausen

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