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Cantor Arts Center

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Address: Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Phone Number: 650-723-4177
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Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Largest Rodin collection outside of France

Cool museum that is "off the grid" aka not in the forefront of Bay Area Museums. Easily walked and nice to get around with few crowds. Highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Santa Clara, California
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Santa Clara, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Cool museum that is "off the grid" aka not in the forefront of Bay Area Museums. Easily walked and nice to get around with few crowds. Highly recommend!

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The Woodlands
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72 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Make sure you plan your trip ahead of time to take advantage of the excellent docent tours to enhance your learning! Unfortunately I missed one of the tours due to a discrepancy between what was posted online and at the center itself. It takes about 2 hours to see all the museum not including the Anderson center next door. Parking... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This museum was recommended to us by a local store owner. It was incredible! The cost was free and I learned a lot. They have the Rodin Sculpture Gallery there right now. Highly recommended!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Visiting with our 6yo granddaughter allowed us to view this collection differently than we had ever before. She was given a kit that allowed her to copy any piece of her choosing. How interesting it was to hear her comments about various paintings and sculptures and when she selected one item to copy she did so with interest and care.... More 

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Redwood City, CA
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Cantor Museum, located just off Palm Drive close to the Oval on Stanford University, has a fantastic collection of Rodin sculptures (the largest collection outside of France), as well as many other fine art exhibits, and a frequently rotating gallery of temporary exhibits. If you live on the Peninsula or South Bay, it's far easier to get to than... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Actually became aware of this Art Museum at Stanford University via TripAdvisor when looking for things to do in Silicon Valley. Stumble across the reviews of the arts center and decided to give it a try along with exploring the university campus afterwards during a business trip to the valley. The museum is free which is a plus and they... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

So much to look at! It was a beautiful place and is home of one of the original Thinker statues. The volunteers and security are all wicked nice throughout. Plus it's FREEEEE! Go get cultured!

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Santa Rosa, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

For art lovers, the Cantor Art Museum at Stanford University is well worth the time and effort. It's probably best known for its collection of Rodin bronzes, but it also has excellent examples of art form Asia, Oceania and Africa as well as art from Europe and America. An small but excellent gallery of contemporary art, particularly from the Bay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Loved wandering around this beautiful art museum but would have liked more information and perhaps a scheduled tour. I always find that you learn so much from these that you miss when on your own. Did not see many scheduled.

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

First of all, there are no admission fees. Nice. To see the Rodin collection is worth whatever it takes to get here. There is a great collection inside but the masterpiece is the Gates of Hell which are outside to the left if you are facing the building.

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