Stanford University Archaeology Collections has over 70 artifacts featured in the Cantor's new installation by artist Mark Dion and, with Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area representatives, contributed to the Field Guide exhibit catalogue.
"When Jane and Leland Stanford experienced the immense pain of losing their only son, Leland Jr., just before his 16th birthday, they were compelled to enshrine his memory in a meaningful way. The resulting museum and university they founded not only secured young Leland’s place in history – artist Mark Dion argues that this particular death changed the world. Dion’s exhibition, The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death, and Mourning at Stanford, opens at the Cantor Arts Center Sept. 18."