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“Golden spike and Rodan exhibit”
Review of Cantor Arts Center

Cantor Arts Center
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Glendale, California
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Golden spike and Rodan exhibit”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

nice museum had the Last Spike from the transcontinental railroad and a nice Rodan exhibit no dislikes

Visited October 2013
Thank Rich S
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Jacksonville, FL
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179 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Excellent Rodin Collection”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

The thing I liked the most about this museum was the Rodin collection. I've been to the Rodin museum in Paris and the Cantor has a large and varied collection with good write ups on most items. There is also a nice collection of Native American art, European art as well as other very interesting objects.

Visited October 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Small but excellent art museum”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

The museum is host for one of the best Rodin exhibits outside Paris. The bronze doors in the garden are amazing. The inside of the museum hosts several private collection. Some of the pieces are top grade. The setting is nice, the lighting and the general feel of the museum are very relaxing, uncrowded. great way to spend a couple of hours if you're into art.

Visited August 2013
Thank JoseDW
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Palo Alto, California
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“A great art center and museum on Stanford campus”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

As you are driving on campus drive toward campus, before reaching the oval lawn area you should turn right to a short street which ends facing the Cantor Art Center. Signs will show you the way to parking lots.

This beautiful museum building now is known as Cantor Art Center. It houses great art collections and hosts rotating exhibits from all over the world -- free for all visitors. Visual art collections housed here is quite extensive.

Don't miss the Rodin Garden adjacent to the center. Its houses the largest collection of Rodin statues outside France.

After immersing yourself in art you should find time for a cup of hot drink in the cafe next to the garden. Enjoy!

Visited September 2013
Thank JamshidV
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San Francisco Bay Area
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105 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Can't beat the Cantor Museum”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Three things to love about the Cantor

It's FREE!

Largest collection of Rodin sculptures in the world outside of Paris.

You can touch the outdoor Rodin sculptures!

Easy to navigate size, great restaurant, nice gift shop, and did I mention it's free?!

Closed on Monday and Tuesdays, but well worth a visit just for the outdoor Rodin sculptures (including Gates of Hell and the Three Shades) that are actually coated in a substance that befits the outdoors and enables touching of this precious art!

Visited September 2013
Thank Elizabeth247
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