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Cantor Arts Center

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Address: Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Phone Number: +1 650-723-4177
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11:00 - 17:00
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Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Center presents a wide selection of art in 24 galleries, plus outdoor...

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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Quick afternoon visit; but do follow-up with repeat visits.

A delightful arts museum that is just the right for an enjoyable quick walk through type of visit. Some members of our family party took the 1 hour guided tour while the others... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A delightful arts museum that is just the right for an enjoyable quick walk through type of visit. Some members of our family party took the 1 hour guided tour while the others elected to do their own individual tours. All were satisfied with their choices. Spread out in several spacious rooms on each of the 2 floors (there are... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rodin is certainly a fixation at this centre. Showed a lot of his work and the Gates of Hell. Very moving section on the origins of Stanford University and the loss of the Stanford's son.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a docent tour of the Cantor Arts Center. I especially enjoyed the current exhibit on the California waterways. Nice way to spend a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Adjacent to the Cantor museum is the new Anderson collection at Stanford. Its holdings and visit times can be reviewed on its website. This is an impressive addition of modern art to the already impressive Cantor museum (which also includes a number of Rodin sculptured nearby and elsewhere on campus within walking distance of the museums. Open late on Thursdays... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cantor Arts Center has a varied collection of objects from different parts of the world. It is bound to interest whoever visits it.

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Given its tucked away inside a University campus, the museum has an impressive collection. Visit the Rodin sculpture garden outside as well!

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the Centre on Trip Advisor and came for a look round. It's a lovely walk from the CalTrain station and took about fifteen minutes through lovely parkland (once I'd got my bearings!!) I got a warm welcome from the volunteers and ambled around the exhibits. The Rodin exhibition was both fascinating and breathtaking and the California exhibition was brilliant... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is much to experience and see while visiting the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Not to miss besides the beautiful architecture is an opportunity to experience the fine arts at the Cantor Arts Center on campus. Besides the abundance of art housed there, stars of the show are the Rodin's. You will ever remember the doors... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

For a university museum I believe that you will be much impressed by what this museum holds. You will probably see more Rodins in a single stop than anywhere else in the country. The Gates of Hell are here as well as The Thinker to name just two. There are many, many other exhibits that will hold your interest for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

In Stanford Campus (that you should visit) you can find one of the world's biggest collections of Rodin's sculptures. In Cantor Arts Center you can admire sculpture and some paintings and have a walk around the building in the impressive gardens

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