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Cantor Arts Center

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Address: Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
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+1 650-723-4177
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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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Cantor Arts Center was a wonderful surprise. This beautiful museum houses many treasures worth your time to see. The Rodin collection is amazing. I enjoyed learning about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cantor Arts Center was a wonderful surprise. This beautiful museum houses many treasures worth your time to see. The Rodin collection is amazing. I enjoyed learning about Leland Stanford, his wife and son, who founded the university and museum. It is free to the public.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 hours which included our time spent in the Sculpture garden . My companion was a 9 year old who enjoyed it as much as I did. We brought pencils and paper but found out that they offer some for children once you have entered. Only pencils are allowed , no paints,markers,crayons . Backpacks need to be checked.... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stanford family could (can) afford to do things on a grand scale. This art museum is no exception.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember visiting the museum when they reopened after the Loma Prieta earthquake. I was overwhelmed with the beauty of the architecture inside and out. I had never visited prior to restoration, but you would never know it had been damaged. The outdoor sculpture gardens are spectacular and of course are always open. This is truly a must visit place.... More 

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Memphis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has amazing collections of art from the Stanford family collection to Asian, Africa and contemporary works. It is a must see if you are spending some time on the university campus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't beat free! I also enjoyed the exhibit that explained who the Stanford family was and how the university and museum came about. It's definitely worth checking out when you're in the area. (Also felt creeped out in the restroom alone because staff has claimed to see the ghost of Jane Stanford around the museum...but hey, adds to the experience)... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice museum on campus of Stanford University. with a lot of different displays. Beautiful architectural building

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cantor Art Museum is a great place to visit to view the art collection of the Stanford family. Of special mention will be the Rodin sculptures carefully arranged around both the interior and exterior of the museum. One can easily spend half a day here. Do not miss the horse sculpture at the lobby area made of very interesting... More 

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rodin sculptures, American Indian, Japan, eastern Island people's, modern art. Love Rodin. Free with donation ( not required). Docents very accommodating tour guides.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wonder how a museum is enlisted inside a university campus and this is the beauty of Stanford. The place is nice. There are some sculptures just outside the museum and its awesome. I remember there is a canteen in upper floor of museum and I had my lunch break there during my visit to Stanford.

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