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“Great Little Art Museum - and Its 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 22 Attractions in Palo Alto
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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.
Fremont, California
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“Great Little Art Museum - and Its Free”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is a great little art museum with lots of interesting pieces. There is a range of different types of collections, as well as usually a guest exhibition as well. Outside there are several nice Rodin pieces in the garden area. The gift store here is very nice - I have purchased several items here to give as gifts to people. And there is the nice Cantor Cafe which is associated to the art musuem - nice place to go, albeit prices are a bit high. The outdoor patio area makes it a nice place to go for a special occasion when the sun is out.

Visited April 2013
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San Jose, California, USA
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“Great University”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is one of the world's great universities and its Cantor Museum is a great destination all on its own.

Visited March 2013
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Woodside, California
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“Surprisingly good food options at the museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Really nice place to end up after a *free* museum trip. Great outdoor seating, fresh, organic food options. I believe even the hotdogs are Nieman ranch - nice to have such an option for the kiddos.

Visited August 2012
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Palo Alto, California
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“Small yet interesting exhibits, and it's FREE!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We've seen such a range of compelling exhibits over the years. There's a nice modern art collection, also. The Rodin Gates of Hell are outdoors. well lit in the afternoon light. Visits to the gift shop and the outdoor cafe complete your experience.

Visited February 2013
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great collection, friendly staff and on top of that is free. You can learn so much by visiting. We love going there.

Visited February 2013
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