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Cantor Arts Center

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Great Museum

A great collection housed in a wonderful building. The art is a nice mix of styles and mediums with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bruce B
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Rodin garden and gallery

Part of the permanent collection, the Rodin garden and interior collections is worth the time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 weeks ago

A great collection housed in a wonderful building. The art is a nice mix of styles and mediums with nicely written descriptions of the artwork.

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the permanent collection, the Rodin garden and interior collections is worth the time. Stunning that an individual could amass such a collection. Only curiosity: only one bust of Camille Claudel, considering her impact on his art.

Thank WG O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If in the Palo Alto area, a quick trip onto the Stanford campus to visit this museum is worthwhile. It is well known as a Rodin collection museum, with statues outside and in. Nearby paid parking is a little sketchy (cars have been broken into,...More

Thank MickChT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paris is amazing, but who can afford to go there every weekend. If you live anywhere around Palo Alto, I highly recommend this FREE museum and sculpture garden. It has the largest collection of Rodins outside of Paris and is a wonderful place to bring...More

Thank Adriennella2000
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The Cantor Arts Center is a beautiful place to wander around. Personally, I love Rodin and the collection there is simply beautiful. There was a stunning exhibit of Contemporary Chinese paintings on display when we were there. A must see while visiting Palo Alto!

Thank VinoGal
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This and the nextdoor Anderson museum are amazing world class museums for free. Cantor has a fixed collection, and a visiting collection, while Anderson has a fixed but changing collection of modern art painting and sculpture. I can't recommend these enough. Outside of Cantor is...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a trip. Admission is free but parking is not. Plan to spend a whole day as there are so many beautiful paintings and bronze statues.

Thank hathanhh2018
Reviewed 30 June 2018

This museum is so well-curated it ranks with top museums in San Francisco and New York. The special exhibitions are brilliant and beautiful (currently Chinese Ink Painting); even the frames are thoughtfully-considered. The Anderson Collection next door is a first-rate museum of modern American Art,...More

Thank Ileinie
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

A great little museum that offers Rodin sculptures, fascinating eclectic art and history of the Stanford family. Tip: if your time is limited, parking in front of the Cantor isn't an issue after 4, because that is when the permit parking stops.

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 19 June 2018

You can find arts from all over the world. Reserve at least a full morning, because the museum is huge! You can combine your visit with the rest of Stanford.

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