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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, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

VISIT THE THE ARTS CENTER, you will be surprised by their fine collection of art. IT also has a nice cafeteria to eat lunch,

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Cantor Arts Center is a very nice small museum. The building and the grounds are wonderful with outdoor sculpture displays. Rodin sculpture can be found both outside and inside the museum. The art ranges from ancient to modern art. One can easily spend 2-3 hours in the museum. Check the museum schedule before you visit - hours are limited... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Right on the Stanford campus is a free art museum housing a huge collection of treasures. We saw the current Watkins photography exhibit, toured the extensive permanent collection of Rodin sculptures, and learned more about the Leland Stanford family by viewing a touching exhibit about the young boy. We had many questions for the Docents. They are a super team... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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