Undergraduate exhibit breaks Stanford Art Gallery record

Arresting exhibit of a face at the Stanford Art Gallery
This image from the Video Game Suite program was part of a record-breaking exhibit at the Stanford Art Gallery this quarter. (Photo courtesy of the Stanford Arts Institute)

This quarter, the STANFORD ART GALLERY welcomed a record-breaking 10,303 visitors to view the All Tomorrow’s Parties exhibition.

This exhibition was not only unique for more than doubling the attendance of previous exhibitions, but it also marked the first time that undergraduate students were offered the opportunity to install their work in this historic space. Twenty-three students participated, representing 18 majors from around the university.

Students, faculty, staff, community members and tourists alike flocked to the show, which illuminated the broad talent and creativity of Stanford’s undergraduates.

Last winter, undergraduate students were invited to submit three entries to be considered for the exhibition, and work was selected by representatives from the Art & Art History Department, Cantor Arts Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The gallery also played host to multiple art events within the space and among the artwork, offering new opportunities for engagement.

The show’s success has launched an annual art invitational for Stanford undergraduates. The next juried show will be the inaugural exhibition in the McMurtry Building, the new home of Art & Art History, which will open next fall.