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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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For Fans of Rodin

We visited the Cantor mainly to see the Rodin exhibit, but also enjoyed the exhibition of oriental... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
K E
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Wonderful Art Venue

The Cantor has an excellent standing collection, and also has wonderful visiting exhibits that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
alemmenes
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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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Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
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"rodin sculptures"
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"stanford family"
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"permanent collection"
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"modern art"
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"free admission"
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"great museum"
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"next door"
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"golden spike"
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"visiting exhibits"
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"rotating exhibits"
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"nice cafe"
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"amazing collection"
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"sculpture garden"
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"university museum"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Cantor mainly to see the Rodin exhibit, but also enjoyed the exhibition of oriental pottery. The museum is easy to navigate and admission is free. The Rodin exhibit includes models and smaller works inside, with the full-scale pieces in the garden a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cantor has an excellent standing collection, and also has wonderful visiting exhibits that please the eye and tickle the mind. It is a true asset in the crown of the area.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I go this museum I always stop by to look at "The Golden Spike" which joined the east and west railway track sometime in the 1800s. It's a beautiful piece of history. There is also great art and occasional a special showing of a...More

Thank Joan R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most people don't know that outside and inside of the Cantor Arts Center in Stanford, they can find one of the most interesting collections of Rodin's art. Among others, you will be able to see the famous "Gates of Heaven". If you are in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

External exhibits helped by the blue sky and sunshine, and Rodin’s “Hell’s Gate” deserves close attention. Some Interior exhibits have an interesting educational piece. Cafe is a hit when the sun shines.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

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

Thank simcha
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

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

Thank Rav M
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

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
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