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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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This museum is incredibly rich considering it is inside a university.

You can find arts from all over the world. Reserve at least a full morning, because the museum is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
barbarabornprof
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Stanford, California
Rodin collection

So I came here because they said they had 200 piece of Rodin. They probably do with the gates of... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I came here because they said they had 200 piece of Rodin. They probably do with the gates of hell pieces. Overall compared to a lot of collections it’s relatively small and there is the Anderson building next door with a bigger modern art...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is best visited for the extensive Rodin selection including the sculpture garden. A magnificent collection. The European collection has little of substance but the oriental section is worth a visit. Som fine jade pieces. The snack bar has great hotdogs!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful museum with a vast and varied collection of art spanning 130,000 sq ft including the sculpture gardens. It features one of the largest Rodin collections in the world. I loved being able to “meet” the Thinker in person

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Currently a photography exhibit by Latin American artists. The image I've posted here is of a bronze statue of a horse crafted from an original driftwood sculpture.

Thank Helen T
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The last reviewer mentioned " eclectic " items . Most were donated by Mrs. Leland Stanford Sr. ( the last breakfast of Leland Stanford Jr. is located in the museum by no longer, alas on view- by prescreened appointment only ) in the 60's they...More

Thank Barbra B
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

They have some very eclectic items, I am assuming mostly through donations. Parking is somewhat limited. Small exhibit of African, and Egypt and Nubian artifacts.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

This museum is beautiful. The collection of Rodin’s work is not to be missed. The highlight was “The Thinker” and “Gates of Hell”. Definitely make this a stop on your tour of Stanford. It’s free, so if your watching your budget, it’s a fabulous place...More

Thank Marla S
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We were amazed at this art center on campus. It has one of the largest collections of Rodin sculptures next to Paris. Also enjoyed learning about the university and how it started.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Amazing Arts Center on a university campus. Hope all the Stanford students know what a gem they have. I took friends from the UK to the Arts Center a couple of months ago, and they were blown away by the numerous Rodin sculptures. Fab, fab!!!!

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