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Cantor Arts Center

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Address: Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Phone Number: 16507234177
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Center presents a wide selection of art in 24 galleries, plus outdoor...

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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Best Rodin collection outside of Paris

Great, great free must-visit museum. The Rodin collection is amazing, from full blown bronzes to many clay forms and test sculptures. Also, the museum has a terrific cafe over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great, great free must-visit museum. The Rodin collection is amazing, from full blown bronzes to many clay forms and test sculptures. Also, the museum has a terrific cafe over looking some outdoor Rodin pieces.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of Rodin sculptures (in the museum & garden). Modern and other paintings. Rotating exhibits. Photography. Great place to visit. Cafe is very good & stays open late on Thursdays. Parking (including disabled) in front of museum. Well worth a visit. Anderson Collection is next door. Modern art only. I love modern art but found this collection disappointing. Entrance free.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the largest collection of Rodin sculptures outside of Paris. Beautiful collections on display in multiple Galleries. Docent guided tours available daily.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is quite large and one could easily spend 1/2 a day here. The gardens have a rather extensive Rodin exhibit right next to the cafe (which offers delicious food at a reasonable price). Spend some time strolling the beautiful campus. The museum collection is wonderful both the permanent and changing exhibits. It is deceptively large so suggest checking... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is something for everyone here. Its educational and very informative and answered many questions!

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Pontedera, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is not so much to see inside because most of all pictures and sculptures are not so famous but the building is really beautiful to see.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection here! Stopped over on a rainy day and saw some great work. If you're in the area its a good idea!

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Atherton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cantor Arts Center never disappoints. With permanent and changing exhibits there is always something to see that you missed on your last visit. It sits on the beautiful Stanford Campus, next to the Anderson Collection at Stanford, another amazing museum. The only negative is the parking which is very limited so visit early before the spots are gone.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manageable size and varied exhibits.Children's programs and interactive room. Parking was free on Sunday and plenty of spaces.Standing on the second floor and looking at the entry area made me appreciate the stunning beauty of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only visited the Asian & Indonesian areas on the first floor, but were very impressed with the selection of objects, the way they were organized, and the documentation explaining the objects. We plan to go back again on our way home to visit another section. It's wonderful to have free access to such a high quality museum.

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