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Cantor Arts Center

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Address: Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Phone Number: 16507234177
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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Probably the best small art museum in the West and an exceptional Rodin exhibit. It's at least a half day (and they have a cafe), plus there's a new museum next door.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Probably the best small art museum in the West and an exceptional Rodin exhibit. It's at least a half day (and they have a cafe), plus there's a new museum next door.

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Portola Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

While the Cantor has always been fun to visit occasionally, the just completed adjacent building, The Anderson Collection, is worth revisiting many times. The Andersons were the pre-eminent collectors of modern art, mostly in the period from 1960 -1990. A portion of this collection is displayed together on the second floor of the Anderson Collection building next door. Going once... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Free and lovely. So great for an afternoon visit to see Picasso and a Rodin or two. The cafe nearby has good Arnold Palmers. The room dedicated to the Stanford family is interesting and poignant.

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was surprised of the amazing collection of Rodin sculptures in this wonderful arts enter Inside Stanford university.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Aside from the magnificent outdoor Rodin sculpture "Gates of Hell," much of the art in this museum seemed unexceptional to me. I prefer museums with unusual, creative art by unknown artists rather than boring art by famous artists. Free admission but you must pay to park your car.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

we very much enjoyed the Cantor Arts Center. It has a charming general collection, and also the most significant Rodin sculpture collection we've seen. (Don't miss the Papau New Guinea garden, however, to compare "their" Thinker with Rodin's!)

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice facility, especially in conjunction with the Anderson Collection next door. Fairly comprehensive, though not the best examples. Nice special exhibitions this summer.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Make sure to check the schedule since they are not open on Mondays or Tuesdays. But, you can always go to the sculpture garden. It is lovely at dusk - and it is close to the museum cafe.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Interesting and significant exhibits rotate regularly through the Cantor while the permanent exhibits span a variety of art from around the world. A gallery describes well the Stanford family history behind Stanford University. The Cantor is housed in a beautiful stately building. The museum cafe,Kool Cafe, offers delicious drinks, sandwiches, salads,pastries for a snack or meal. Museum admission is free.

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Portola Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Cantor Arts Center has a myriad of interesting things to learn about, ESPECIALLY, the Leland Stanford, Jr. Room. Even for me, as a Stanford Grad. the room was not only interesting but also stirred up the feeling of the loss of "little Lelean." Go there!

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Additional Information about Cantor Arts Center

Address: Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Phone Number: 16507234177
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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