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“Amazing, and Free!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cantor Arts Center

Cantor Arts Center
Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
650-723-4177
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Art Museums, Cultural
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Amazing, and Free!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This museum has quality exhibits, and is completely free. What's not to like about that?

The Cantor Arts Center has some amazing permanent exhibits (several Rodins, ancient artifacts, etc.) as well as new exhibits every few months. I go there frequently because I know I'm going to see something new there that I absolutely love. You can spends hours here or just go for a quick walkthrough. And be sure to check out the adjoining cafe for some killer grassfed beef burgers!

Visited August 2012
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Portola Valley, California
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“A secret many people do not know of”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Wonder outside statures art., The inside is very informative and often has rotating exhibits. Here is where you find out the history of Leland Stanford!

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Toronto, Canada
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49 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“exciting inside and out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Wonderful mix of things to see. Opportunity to sit outside and enjoy the exhibits and talk to other people who were there.

Visited October 2012
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Menlo Park, CA
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“Fine museum at the university”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The permanent collections are worth a visit, but the temporary exhibits are the real draw. The museum is world-famed for its Rodin collection.

Visited June 2012
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Portland, OR
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“A Must while in Palo Alto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This free art museum on the Stanford campus is a 'must see' when you're in the Stanford area. There are three Rodin galleries plus an outdoor sculpture garen.

Visited September 2012
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