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"SUT&WFOUT SECTION MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE is on the move. MOMA Just as the Palo Alto Art Center did two years Clockwise from above: “La famille nombreuse” (The Numerous Family) by Max Ernst at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center; Alexander Rodchenko’s “Pozharnaia lestnitsa,” from the series “Dom na Miasnitskoi” (Fire Escape, from the series Building on Miasnitskaia Street); Alec Soth’s “Quick Fix Computer Sales & Services, Mountain View” on display in downtown Los Altos. SFMOMA brings exhibitions to Stanford and the streets of Los Altos By Rebecca Wallace Putting the shows ago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has closed for renovations and is taking its art on the road. While hammers bang away on the museum’s expansion project through early 2016, SFMOMA is sending traveling exhibitions, outdoor art and new commissioned works around the Bay Area. This month, two of those endeavors come to the Midpeninsula. Starting Thursday, Nov. 13, Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center is hosting “Flesh and Metal: Body and Machine in Early 20th-Century Art,” an exhibition of about 70 works from SFMOMA’s collection. The paintings, photos, sculptures, drawings, prints and illustrated books are examples of how artists in on the road Europe and the Americas looked at issues of mechanization and humanity between the 1910s and the early ‘50s. Art also hits the streets in downtown Los Altos, where “Project Los Altos: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley” brings works by nine contemporary artists to 10 indoor and outdoor spots beginning this Saturday. Much of the art was created as site-specific responses to the character of the downtown; other pieces were already in existence. The unusual endeavor explores Los Altos’ evolution over the decades from an orchardfilled village to a boutique-filled downtown that is very much immersed in tech culture. Video is a major element of the project, including the “Winchester” video trilogy by the late artist Jeremy Blake, which examines the odd history of the Winchester Mystery House with the aid of vintage ads and photos. The piece is on view at 242 State St. Los Angeles artist Mike Mills also uses video in his threepart work “A Mind ForContinued on next page November 8, 2013 ■ Mountain View Voice ■ ■ 21

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