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Leland Stanford Junior University Museum of Art

Palo Alto, CA
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Ranked #5 of 22 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Art Museums
Description: The oldest museum west of the Mississippi houses several remarkable displays, including an impressive Rodin collection.
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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

On campus. Impressively diverse collections. Paintings, sculpture, tapestries...unexpectedly absorbing.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have gone to the art museum at Stanford on numerous occasions, The art and the diversity of art is outstanding. There is also a section on history of Stanford. There is also the amazing Rodin sculpture garden which is good to visit or bring a picnic lunch; I have on several occasions. I have also enjoyed eating at the... More

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newport beach, ca
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204 reviews 204 reviews
85 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Outside the museum is a Rodin sculpture garden, which is pretty cool. Inside there are several permanent exhibits and a couple rotating exhibits. Overall, a great museum and it is free of charge. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

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Westport, CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We spent four hours in the museum and could have stayed longer. My cousin really enjoyed the Rodin sculpture galleries with very thorough and information explanations about the artist and his work. The special exhibit "Inside Rodin’s Hands: Art, Technology, and Surgery" was extremely interesting from a biological and artistic perspective. The museum has some very interesting galleries on Africa,... More

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Palo Alto, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The Stanford Museum has a world class exhibit of Rodin'a sculptures that is displayed both inside and outside the museum. There are also interesting exhibits of art and other types constantly available at this spot. A great place of lunch and snacks is also available there. I think it is one of the high points of your tour of Silicon... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I last saw the Museum in the mid '70s when it was a repository for Leland Jr. memorabilia. What a difference - a significant and well curated collection set in restored and new buildings.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

A cousin suggested we stop here and we are so glad we did. It is a free museum on the Stanford University campus, right off of Avenue of the Palms.The museum is free and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The building is gorgeous and the collection extensive. The signage is really, really good. Not the usual art history... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The museum is host for one of the best Rodin exhibits outside Paris. The bronze doors in the garden are amazing. The inside of the museum hosts several private collection. Some of the pieces are top grade. The setting is nice, the lighting and the general feel of the museum are very relaxing, uncrowded. great way to spend a couple... More

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Santa Ana, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Not just the artwork, but well designed. Nice use of natural lighting in the center. Rooms effectively use different themes. If you do art museums a must if you are in the area.

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San Jose, California, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is one of the world's great universities and its Cantor Museum is a great destination all on its own.

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