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Cantor Arts Center

Address: Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Phone Number: 650-723-4177
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Cultural
Owner description: The Center presents a wide selection of art in 24 galleries, plus outdoor gardens, courtyards, and...
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Type: Art Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Center, which is free to the public keeps improving with generous donations and well curated shows. Although there are representative pieces from a variety of periods and places, the unique qualities of this medium sized museum are what make it special. The Rodin collection is well curated, and there is a room with casts focusing on the process by... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Cantor Arts is one of the Arts centers at Stanford, alongwith the Anderson Art Gallery just opened up next door. It is the home of Stanford's extensive art collection covering all ages and genres; because it is California based and associated with the university it has an outstanding collection of California and modern art. It regularly holds special exhibits which... More 

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East Palo Alto, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We return to the Cantor Arts Center on a regular basis. It has ever-changing special exhibits that we enjoy seeing. It also has a lot of photography exhibits, which is of special interest to us. It is a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon, especially with visitors from out of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful museum with excellent indoor/outdoor lunchroom and new contemporary art wing. Scholarly shows well-presented. Enjoyed Sympathy for the Devil.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Cantor Arts Center has a great collection highlighted by a wonderful Rodin sculpture garden and the Gates of Hell. There is also a fantastic contemporary art gallery and an amazing Serra installation. But the real news and worth a trip from anywhere is the Anderson Collection - a completely new Gallery next door to the Cantor with the personal... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a fantastic museum, well worth a visit and it's FREE. Pack a picnic and eat amongst the fabulous Rodin sculptures or go to the cafe, we've done both. We take all our visiors here. They also have extremely interesting docent led tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This museum is perfect for a family trip. It has a great collection of arts, such as Egyptian Art, Asian Arts, etc... The building itself is a work of art. Clean and beautiful.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

More Rodin than you can shake a stick at. Well since I did not actually try to shake a stick at any of them I am really just guessing. Excellent collection well worth the $0.00 admission price (they do charge for parking $1.00 per 1/2 hour).

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California
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Lovely museum with a few Picassos and a whole garden with Rodin sculptures. The shop has a great gift selection.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This museum is free admission, the collection of many paintings and statue and historic pieces from other countries, if you love art, you would easily spend many hours here, we've to museum of modern art many times, but happy to say, but glad we come for a visit here and love every moment.

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