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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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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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A very special art collection

This museum offers a close look at work by Rodin and many other masters. The building itself provides a beautiful backdrop for paintings and sculpture. And at a time when museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This museum offers a close look at work by Rodin and many other masters. The building itself provides a beautiful backdrop for paintings and sculpture. And at a time when museum entry fees can be as high as $20., entrance here is free. Wandering through the well spaced galleries you see a wide range of contemporary artwork. Just outside, large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I've visited here 4 or 5 times over the years. Check the website and visit when the Cool Cafe is open so you can enjoy a light lunch while overlooking the Rodin sculpture garden. One of my favorite sculptures (can't remember the artist!) is in the lobby, a life-size horse sculpture that looks like it's made out of driftwood. The... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have always liked this museum but after the renovations of several years ago, it has been must attraction for me and my friends. It is family friendly with kids guided tours on family day. Their permanent collection is diverse including Native American, Asian, Oceanic and African. European and American modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs. They house... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a hidden gem of an art museum. Currently showing Italian art from the renaissance era. And best of all....it is free!! On campus of the world famous Stanford University.

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This museum has a good representation of Rodin's sculpture and a large number of visiting exhibits. You can take it in within an hour or two. Worth visiting but not as exciting as the DeYoung or other galleries in San Francisco. If you find yourself on Stanford University Campus with some down time, it is worth seeking out.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Small but well-curated museum with attractive galleries, a solid and eclectic permanent collection, and interesting visiting exhibits. Recommended.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

On Sundays, they have activities for children, the tour and guided activity after the tour were superb!

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

When I visit Palo Alto, I walk to the little museum. I love looking at all the statues, it's free, and just walking around is peaceful. Great works. Educational and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The famous Gates of Hell can be seen in the courtyard, along with a half dozen other Rodin pieces. The guards were chill, allowing me to enter 15 min before closing, and weren't even eager to kick me out after the closing time.

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

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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