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Cantor Arts Center

Address: Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Phone Number: 650-723-4177
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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Wayland, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Cantor Arts Center has a great collection highlighted by a wonderful Rodin sculpture garden and the Gates of Hell. There is also a fantastic contemporary art gallery and an amazing Serra installation. But the real news and worth a trip from anywhere is the Anderson Collection - a completely new Gallery next door to the Cantor with the personal... More

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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a fantastic museum, well worth a visit and it's FREE. Pack a picnic and eat amongst the fabulous Rodin sculptures or go to the cafe, we've done both. We take all our visiors here. They also have extremely interesting docent led tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This museum is perfect for a family trip. It has a great collection of arts, such as Egyptian Art, Asian Arts, etc... The building itself is a work of art. Clean and beautiful.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

More Rodin than you can shake a stick at. Well since I did not actually try to shake a stick at any of them I am really just guessing. Excellent collection well worth the $0.00 admission price (they do charge for parking $1.00 per 1/2 hour).

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California
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Lovely museum with a few Picassos and a whole garden with Rodin sculptures. The shop has a great gift selection.

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Hong Kong, China
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This museum is free admission, the collection of many paintings and statue and historic pieces from other countries, if you love art, you would easily spend many hours here, we've to museum of modern art many times, but happy to say, but glad we come for a visit here and love every moment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We actually came across this just passing through Palo Alto. A wonderful free gallery with more Rodin sculptures than is right. One or two would be fine, 3 rooms with others outside, well Abundance is not right. Really helpful, informative and friendly guides. The Rodin's were well set out, though there are too many on display, so they tumble into... More

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Redwood City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you have never seen The Gates of Hell or the Burghers of Calais or The Thinker, then you must go to the Cantor Arts Center. 17 additional Rodin bronzes are also present and waiting to delight you. Inside are less interesting, but not less important works of art with collections that rotate on a regular basis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

what a great museum. And it doesn't have an entrance fee either. The rodan sculptures alone make a trip to This museum worth it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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

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