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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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Excellent docent tour of Rodin sculptures

Enjoyed a comprehensive tour of the Rodin sculptures. Great museum. Gorgeous entrance. Good cafe... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
simcha
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Terrific stuff tucked in here

The highlight of this museum for most people are the Rodin sculptures inside and the outdoor Rodin... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark37Chicago
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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%
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Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed a comprehensive tour of the Rodin sculptures. Great museum. Gorgeous entrance. Good cafe with outdoor seating has views of Rodin sculptures.

Thank simcha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of this museum for most people are the Rodin sculptures inside and the outdoor Rodin sculpture garden. Don’t miss another outdoor Rodin sculpture a few blocks away near the church. This museum is right in the middle of the Stanford University campus. On...More

Thank Mark37Chicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection of Rodin sculptures, interesting exhibitions, Nina Katchadourian was on recently. And it's free!

Thank Rav M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to see a very unique face of the art at this place. From deciphering the popcorn talk to grocery store family tree to the disorienting room of total darkness, etc.... Nina Katchadourian's work was one of the most interesting aspect of this center.

Thank L0ve2TravelCanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is small but excellent. It usually had interesting and high quality temporary exhibitions, and surely has one of the best riding exhibitions anywhere. Also has a great little cafe. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We started coming here 35 years ago and come every few years. This year the Rodin sculptures have been reimagined internally and as always the outside Rodin is magnificent. Also the African art is well presented. Some of the modern stuff i could do without....More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Broad range of art types. Wonderful Rodan sculpture garden adjacent to the museum. Some California history as well. Worth a visit

Thank elliottdb
Reviewed 7 November 2017

With so many things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Cantor Center could easily be missed by first time visitors, but it is truly a wonderful find, offering world class exhibits in an intimate and beautifully decorated setting on the Stanford Campus.

Thank John H
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Incredible outdoor sculpture garden with many works by Rodin. The museum itself has quite a collection. It's nice inexpensive way to spend a few hours.

Thank KT-7
Reviewed 17 October 2017

It's certainly a large collection, but except for a Diebenkorn and one other that were genuinely interesting, thoughtful and craftsmanlike pieces, the entire collection struck me as---sorry---office building art. The pieces are almost universally large, designed to use up those bank-building spaces as a sort...More

Thank judilater
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