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California: The Art of Water

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford


The Cantor Arts Center presents ‘California: The Art of Water, a major new exhibition devoted to artistic portrayals of California’s most precious resource. Featuring more than 50 works made by eminent artists and photographers including Albert Bierstadt, David Hockney, William Keith, Richard Misrach and Carleton Watkins, ‘California: The Art of Water’ explores objects made over the last two centuries that helped to shape ideas about water in California. Read more.

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Clouds over Mono Lake

Clouds over Mono Lake (1981), Joseph Holmes. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, The Shirley Burden Fund for Photography

Upper Kern River

Upper Kern River (1876), William Keith. Cantor Arts Center collection, Stanford Family Collections

Field Worker Irrigating Alfalfa and Barley Fields

Field Worker Irrigating Alfalfa and Barley Fields (1937) Dorothea Lange. Courtesy of The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Mount Tamalpais from Napa Slough

Mount Tamalpais from Napa Slough (1869), William Marple. Lent by the California Historical Society

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