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Works from 5000 Years of African Art and Culture on View in Enhanced Galleries for African Art

STANFORD, CA.- Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University presents “Expanding Views of Africa,” opening August 3, 2011. This enlarged and enhanced reinstallation, which includes 200 works from the collection and key loans, broadens conventional views of African art, from ancient cultures before the dynasties of the Egyptian Pharaohs to contemporary artists. Admission to the Cantor Arts Center and to the exhibition is free. “The art of Africa dates from the beginning of humanity to the present, and African art expresses ideas about humanity that are held in common with peoples all over the world and throughout time,” said Barbara Thompson, Ph.D., Phyllis Wattis Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas. “I am excited about this opportunity to introduce our visitors to a new way of considering African art