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Cantor Arts Center

Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
+1 650-723-4177
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Wonderful art museum on Stanford campus

Cantor Arts Center is a great place to spend several hours looking at the Rodin sculptures and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kyung Y
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Woodside, California
Small museum not good collection of things

Admission is free so if you just want to pop in for a walk and look at the collections. Nothing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheana C
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cantor Arts Center is a great place to spend several hours looking at the Rodin sculptures and the wide ranging collection in a beautiful setting.

Thank Kyung Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Admission is free so if you just want to pop in for a walk and look at the collections. Nothing special that really stood out but a nice place to hang out and relax. I like the miniature sculptures that depict Men & women.

Thank Sheana C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was primarily built by the Stanford's in honour of their 15 year old son whom they lost tragically. It is a remarkable way of preserving his memory and is extremely well maintained. It has some remarkable pieces of art and an extensive collection...More

Thank M-Dasgupta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Memorial Day weekend with our 7 year old child. It has been 30 years since I was here & the museum is 4x the size it was before & flooded with interesting art collections from the wealthy donors of the Bay...More

Thank Minnie Y
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This museum has good collection of contemporary art, glass and pottery. Special exhibits are very well curated. A huge plus that it is free, it makes it easy to bring your entire family without spending 100s of dollars. Art for ALL!

Thank 553elinag
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Whether you walk around inside or just view the sculptures outside, you should stop by if you are on campus. Simple galleries, but a lot of great art.

Thank tazman1099
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The Cantor does a good job of interpreting the history of the museum and Stanford University. Their special exhibiitons are always fun to view. The permanent collection is a admirable range of periods for a teaching museum. The small cafe is clearly a favorite for...More

Thank MuseumMom57
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Cantor is both and indoor and outdoor museum with Rodin Sculpures presiding over the gardens and sections of the museum. My favorite exhibit is the one of the Stanford Family and the large photo board of the jewels that Mrs Stanford sold during the depresion...More

1  Thank Vera G
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Great place to stop by for a bit or spend a whole afternoon. Wonderful art and outdoor sculpture. Excellent changing exhibits and an amazing new modern art collection.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The quality and interest of exhibits here varies. The permanent collection is mostly not of great interest, with a few exceptions, but some of the temporary exhibits are more interesting. The highlight is the outdoor Rodin Garden with a great collection of that artist's work

Thank Richard M
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