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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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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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109 reviews 109 reviews
50 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Palo Alto
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The permanent collection is wonderful and the exhibits are always a treat, but my favorite thing is that all around this wonderful museum are outdoor pieces - interactive, big, beautiful. It is rare to find a place so ideal for children and parents. Kids can explore the outdoor pieces and run around. The cafe is great. And the Rodin sculpture... More

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We drove 60+ mile to attend the showing of the Carleton Watkins "Stanford Albums" of Yosemite and the Pacific Northwest Cira 1870. A fine show. we missed the docents narrative but that was okay. The docents voice was weak and fragile so we decided to simply view and discuss the wonderful 19TH century landscape photographer and his work on our... More

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glendale
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I only had time to view the wonderful Carleton Watkins exhibit. What I saw of the museum's interior rivals it's spectacularly impressive exterior. I can't wait to return and explore in more depth.

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Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A visit to this center will help you understand a little bit more about the history of the school and the family tragedy that is behind. Lovely free museum with different areas, if you pay a visit to this campus you must at least dedicate a couple of hours to visit this place, you will not retreat it.

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SF Bay area
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103 reviews 103 reviews
73 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

If on Stanford campus for a visit, well worth a trip to the Cantor museum with its sculpture inside and out, and its rotating exhibits.

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Palo Alto, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Rodin collection itself is worth a trip from anywhere in California if you are visiting. And the fabulous (to locals, at least!) Jesse Cool's small cafe adjacent to the outdoor sculpture garden is a terrific place for an informal lunch.

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