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Cantor Arts Center

Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
+1 650-723-4177
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Interesting rotating exhibits

Currently a photography exhibit by Latin American artists. The image I've posted here is of a... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
Helen T
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Free museum /Rodin garden great

The last reviewer mentioned " eclectic " items . Most were donated by Mrs. Leland Stanford Sr... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Barbra B
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Santa Cruz, California
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The Center presents a wide selection of art in 24 galleries, plus outdoor gardens, courtyards, and terraces. The Center's collection spans 5000 years and ranges from ancient China to the 21st century.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Currently a photography exhibit by Latin American artists. The image I've posted here is of a bronze statue of a horse crafted from an original driftwood sculpture.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The last reviewer mentioned " eclectic " items . Most were donated by Mrs. Leland Stanford Sr. ( the last breakfast of Leland Stanford Jr. is located in the museum by no longer, alas on view- by prescreened appointment only ) in the 60's they...More

Thank Barbra B
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

They have some very eclectic items, I am assuming mostly through donations. Parking is somewhat limited. Small exhibit of African, and Egypt and Nubian artifacts.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

This museum is beautiful. The collection of Rodin’s work is not to be missed. The highlight was “The Thinker” and “Gates of Hell”. Definitely make this a stop on your tour of Stanford. It’s free, so if your watching your budget, it’s a fabulous place...More

Thank Marla S
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We were amazed at this art center on campus. It has one of the largest collections of Rodin sculptures next to Paris. Also enjoyed learning about the university and how it started.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Amazing Arts Center on a university campus. Hope all the Stanford students know what a gem they have. I took friends from the UK to the Arts Center a couple of months ago, and they were blown away by the numerous Rodin sculptures. Fab, fab!!!!

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the Cantor mainly to see the Rodin exhibit, but also enjoyed the exhibition of oriental pottery. The museum is easy to navigate and admission is free. The Rodin exhibit includes models and smaller works inside, with the full-scale pieces in the garden a...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The Cantor has an excellent standing collection, and also has wonderful visiting exhibits that please the eye and tickle the mind. It is a true asset in the crown of the area.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

When I go this museum I always stop by to look at "The Golden Spike" which joined the east and west railway track sometime in the 1800s. It's a beautiful piece of history. There is also great art and occasional a special showing of a...More

Thank Joan R
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Most people don't know that outside and inside of the Cantor Arts Center in Stanford, they can find one of the most interesting collections of Rodin's art. Among others, you will be able to see the famous "Gates of Heaven". If you are in the...More

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