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Cantor Arts Center

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Absolute Gem at Stanford!

Excellent classic and modern collections at no cost. It is very accessible and inspiring for all... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hanna J
Accessible and intriguing museum

Beautiful museum with various specialty and revolving exhibits. It is not oversized or imposing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Palo Alto, 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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Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
+1 650-723-4177
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent classic and modern collections at no cost. It is very accessible and inspiring for all ages! My husband and I love to come here for inspiration and admire new expositions while our son plays with color and shapes at the small craft area located...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hanna J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful museum with various specialty and revolving exhibits. It is not oversized or imposing: it is a museum that you can spend a few hours or all day, with moderate amounts of visitors, so it provides a very accessible museum experience. Don't miss the Rodin...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mayday5757
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely approach along the palm lined avenue brought us to some great art. We first admired the superlative collection of Rodin masterpieces, Gates of Hell and numerous others. Particularly engaging were works of American art and that of the Indigenous Americans.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank permia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cantor Arts Center has wonderful collections, classic art along with modern paintings and sculpture. In front of Cantor Arts Center, you’ll enjoy walking in Rodin sculpture garden – you and kids will love it. Next to Cantor Center you’ll see another building - Anderson Collection,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alex B
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The Anderson Collection is located in the building next door to the Cantor Museum proper. It is a collection of mid-Twentieth Century art and is THE best such collection in the Bay Area. Of course, like the Cantor, entry is free. The collection is exactly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Cantor Museum on Stanford Campus is a great small museum which holds new exhibits a couple of times a year. Parking is sometimes a problem, however.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Paradise104656
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area !! Great collection of oriental art too (Qing/Ming dynasty, Korea & Japan). Rodin and Oriental arts are part of permanent collection, but temporary exhibitions are also great and often shows very rare arts - e.g. they were showing Andy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amylee00
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We spent a couple of hours here at the Cantor Gallery and Rodin Sculpture Park in the grounds of Stanford University and enjoyed it. I guess like most art, some of it we liked very much and some of it was not really for us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 510richarde
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Set in a beautiful building on Stanford’s campus. Saw a Warhol exhibit and the Rodin wing. Has the biggest Rodin museum collection with about 200 pieces about half of which were on display. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dora W
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We run into the art center almost by chance. We enjoyed the many Rodin pieces as well as pieces from around the world. We were also pointed to a Picasso's (at age 20)….quite impressive. Thursday the center is open until 8 pm; after 4 pm,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ride Your Bike to the Cantor! The Cantor and Anderson recently became home to bike racks designed by David Byrne, best known as the co-founder of the Talking Heads but also a prolific visual artist and long-time cycling... More