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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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Great museum

Belongs to Stanford University I assure. Quite a collection. Enjoyable half day trip there. Highly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AADSWJ
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Hong Kong, China
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Lovely museum in my own back yard

The Cantor museum is a quiet small museum with a surprisingly great collection. Many names you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barbara J
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
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+1 650-723-4177
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Belongs to Stanford University I assure. Quite a collection. Enjoyable half day trip there. Highly recommended.

Thank AADSWJ
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Cantor museum is a quiet small museum with a surprisingly great collection. Many names you would find in major museums plus the Rodin garden outside. Have a picnic lunch with Rodin's bronzes and then inside for paintings, oriental ceramics, northwest Indian totems, southwest Indian...More

Thank Barbara J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What was once (before the earthquake of 1906) the largest private museum in the country, the Cantor Arts Center is now a wonderful small museum with some terrific exhibits. The permanent collection includes several Rodins and the current temporary exhibits include design concepts for relatively...More

Thank ams44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful museum with a balance of Asian , contemporary art , Rodin sculptures and exhibition of industrial innovations! This museum is a must if you are in the area!

Thank carolschaefer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are truly lucky to have wonderful museums in our backyard in Palo Alto. Interesting permanent and visiting exhibits There is something for everyone. From traditional to modern, Beautiful structure. The Anderson modern art collection is conveniently located in the building next-door. Nice outing!

Thank CAF1715
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Cantor is an exceptional university art museum, with rotating exhibits and an excellent collection of sculpture and painting. The Rodin Garden is great, the cafe excellent, and don't miss the Galsworthy sculpture set in the ground in front of the museum

Thank Terrigal B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a world class art museum-just the right size, not overwhelming. There is a wide variety of collections including an outdoor Rodin Sculpture Garden and a pleasant cafe. Next door is the Anderson Exhibit of post WWII art. All the for a modest metered...More

Thank Rokky35
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Greeting arriving visitors is "Stone River" by Andy Goldsworthy, who is perhaps the greatest living sculptor on Earth, and beyond. Make time to enjoy this museum through and through.

Thank Rich R
Reviewed 29 June 2017

You also must visit the new contemporary museum right next door. Great stuff! And I'm not a fan of this type of art.

Thank Roberta S
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Cantor Arts Center is a great place to spend several hours looking at the Rodin sculptures and the wide ranging collection in a beautiful setting.

Thank Kyung Y
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