Featuring works by Giorgio de Chirico, Alexander Rodchenko, Constantin Brancusi, Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, and others, Flesh and Metal considers how modern painters, photographers, and sculptors reconciled the impersonal world of the mechanical with the uncontrollable realm of the human psyche, producing a wide range of imagery responding to the complexity of modern experience. Flesh and Metal is jointly organized by the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University and SFMOMA.
Flesh and Metal: Body and Machine in Early 20th-Century Art is jointly organized by the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Both institutions gratefully acknowledge major support from Doris Fisher and the Cantor’s Clumeck Fund and Susan and John Diekman Discretionary Fund; generous support from the Cantor’s Contemporary Collectors Circle; and a sponsorship gift from Gay-Lynn and Robert Blanding. Additional support is provided by Phyllis Moldaw and Bobbie and Mike Wilsey, with a participatory gift from William Reller.