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Cantor Arts Center

Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
650-723-4177
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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San Jose, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I love going to the Cantor Arts Center. I first make a beeline to the outdoor Rodin Sculpture Garden where you can look, touch, and marvel at the exquisite Rodin pieces. I could look at the Gates of Hell over & over again noticing intricate little sections that I never noticed before. You will find people with art pads doing... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A friend mentioned that the Cantor Arts Center had a Rodin display, to be sure to see it. I'm so glad we took the time to seek out this first class museum, on the campus of Stanford. It's FREE, and houses an amazing array of collections. It has the largest collection of bronze Rodin statues outside of Paris, plus many... More

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Palo Alto, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Cantor has a very good permanent collection as well as excellent special exhibits, all within the beautiful Stanford Campus and all free. The Andy Goldsworthy wall and JZ Cool cafe are added bonuses!

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Redwood City, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
55 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

VISIT THE THE ARTS CENTER, you will be surprised by their fine collection of art. IT also has a nice cafeteria to eat lunch,

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Cantor Arts Center is a very nice small museum. The building and the grounds are wonderful with outdoor sculpture displays. Rodin sculpture can be found both outside and inside the museum. The art ranges from ancient to modern art. One can easily spend 2-3 hours in the museum. Check the museum schedule before you visit - hours are limited... More

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Houston, Texas
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101 reviews 101 reviews
17 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Right on the Stanford campus is a free art museum housing a huge collection of treasures. We saw the current Watkins photography exhibit, toured the extensive permanent collection of Rodin sculptures, and learned more about the Leland Stanford family by viewing a touching exhibit about the young boy. We had many questions for the Docents. They are a super team... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This museum is just the right size- not too big and maze like and not to small. Two floors full of different and interesting collections from around the word, including a very big Rodin sculptures collection. If you are in PA for even one day its worth to stop by for a relaxing visit.

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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Admission to the Cantor is free, the special exhibits are always interesting and the cafe serves fine food. What more could you want?

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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
51 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

An easy ride on Caltrain, then a gentle 20 minute walk from Palo Alto station (serves good coffee) or a free shuttle bus (line P), but the logic of the routes and the bus stops escaped us and local visitors too! The Center is housed in an impressive building. As well as exhibits about the Stanford family, it contains a... More

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Menlo Park, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The art museum is at the beautiful Stanford University. It houses wonderful art exhibits, and a lovely Rodin garden a with The Gates of Hell in it. It's a very manageable size and good for all ages. I've been numerous times and will go many more.

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