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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 2013
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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Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This gem of a museum has an outstanding collection of art. I especially enjoy their collection of contemporary art, including many Bay Area artists. Also, many interesting special shows during the year with knowledgeable docents.

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East Hampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Very high quality ingredients, centered around local and fresh ingredients and green products. Quite expensive, as most everything on campus. Great for a quick coffee stop, and for sandwiches. Lovely views and atmosphere.

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Handy to a parking structure across the street. Too many exhibits to list but we have seen some of them; we become tired these days. 5,000 Years of Art History on display including Many RODIN Sculptures No charge. Wed to Sunday, outside exhibits always open. 650-723-4177

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We usually visit on every trip and each time see new exhibits. Allow one to one and a half hours. Museum entry is free, pay parking on the street.

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Palo Alto, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Anywhere else in the world you would be paying a lot to see such a collection. Don't skip the cafe, by the way, it is excellent too.

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Moss Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This wonderful museum is a must stop if you are touring the Stanford campus or have a couple of hours during a visit to Palo Alto. They were preparing to do some redecorating work while we were there so best to call in advance to make certain they are open. If you are in Rodin this is the place to... More

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chicago
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The Louvre it is not. But, this small museum houses an entire room of Rodin sculptures. Quite a surprise. Also, there are numerous 2d rate paintings and temporary exhibitions. We spent almost an hour and enjoyed our visit

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Palo Alto, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Cantor museum is just off to the side of Stanford. It's a little know. Museum that has fascinating art work and rotating exhibits. The most interesting part is the Rodin collection which is the second biggest in the world. There are docents who give high quality tours

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Cantor Arts Center on the Stanford Campus, open Wednesday through Sunday, offers free access to permanent exhibits (including an outdoor display of Rodin sculptures and much about the Stanford family) along with rotating shows. The Center has enough outdoor space for kids to run around, a helpful staff, and a cafe with enough choices for most families. It's large... More

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Chatton
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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The Cantor Arts Centre is a wonderful place, incorporating a really great and diverse collection of visual arts including works from many continents, ranging through European, African and Native American. Altogether there are over 20 collection galleries. The Rodin collection is tremendous and is second only to Paris. The Centre is worth visiting for this alone, yet has so much... More

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