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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 21 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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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Cantor Arts Centre is an amazing and dynamic place that houses some artwork. The mix of ancient and modern is intriguing, as is the layout. It is a very diverse museum/gallery has everything from Shang Dynasty Chinese bronzeware, through to Warhol. The Haida totem poles are particularly memorable, as is Rodin's Gates of Hell. Well worth a visit if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Always a great place to take guests, and the docent led tours are so informative. You always learn something when you go. The Rodan is amazing,

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While living in Palo Alto, I often visited the Cantor on weekends. Free and always great temporary exhibits as well as the permanent collection, good food, beautiful location, well worth a visit.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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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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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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