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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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More than Rodin sculptures

I had heard of this museum because of the Rodin sculpture garden. As it turns out, the museum... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KarenB_California
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San Carlos, CA
RODIN LIVES HERE

Museum is 2 stories. Exhibits are spread out. Lots of Bronze statues. Take the one hour free tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marshall G
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Round Lake, Illinois
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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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  • 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 4 days ago

I had heard of this museum because of the Rodin sculpture garden. As it turns out, the museum contains far more than Rodin's and it's a good thing... I discovered that I don't care for Rodin's style much. This small but lovely museum is located...More

Thank KarenB_California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum is 2 stories. Exhibits are spread out. Lots of Bronze statues. Take the one hour free tour, ask for Bill. Good place for a 2 hour site seeing trip.

Thank Marshall G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I keep forgetting this wonderful museum, and it is as close to our home. It is a hidden Gem, free to enter and has lots of wonderful things to look at. I would especially recommend the Sunday family sessions, where the kids get some hands...More

Thank Annika L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cantor has a number of permanent displays but there are always three or four new limited time special programs on a theme. Usually paintings but not always. The result is you can visit for an hour or so and return for a new experience...More

Thank MikePaloAlto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cantor is a beautiful museum and is a good place to start your day out. The history of the Stanford family can be found within cancer. The museum itself is not solely dedicated to the Stanford family, but has other interesting exhibits. Next to Cantor...More

Thank Rolando R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High-end products & good dishes & soft beverages. Fantastic location! A nice respite while at Stanford - like an oasis.

Thank Don C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cantor Arts Center is a really wonderful experience. Very informative about Stanford's history and origins told through massive portraits. Lovely Beaux Art and contemporary architecture with changing installations. BONUS - it's free!

Thank Afazad
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank AADSWJ
Reviewed 17 August 2017 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

1  Thank Barbara J
Reviewed 5 August 2017 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
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