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Cantor Arts Center Stanford

Ongoing Through September 26th

For the first time in twenty years Stanford University’s prized collection of artwork, housed and exhibited in the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, has been reorganized from the ground up. In Object Lessons: Art & its Histories never-before-seen paintings hang beside admired treasures. And best of all, admission is free. The Cantor Center’s other major exhibition this summer, Figuration/Abstraction: Highlights from the Collection, further attests to the university’s comprehensive collection of artwork. In this show the 20th century’s great practitioners of realism and abstraction are curated in order to surprise and provoke. Both shows will be open through September 26th, 2016.

Ongoing Through September 28th

Let’s face it, for all its indulgence and eccentricity, modern art is also deeply compelling. In the realm of theater no other play is held in greater esteem by critics and audiences alike than Samuel Beckett’s existential tragicomedy Waiting for Godot. It is well worth the short trip to Redwood City’s Dragon Theatre for an evening of amusing and surreal entertainment.

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