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Cantor Arts Center

Open Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Nice art center at Campus

Nice collection of visual (and vocal) art. Diverse art areas , modern and classic, ancient and new... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ness Ziona, Israel
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Wonderful art museum boasting largest collection of Rodin sculptures outside of Paris!

Imagine a spacious Rodin sculpture garden including The Gate's of Hell, beautifully curated... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caryn H
Palo Alto, California
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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.
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Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
+1 650-723-4177
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice collection of visual (and vocal) art. Diverse art areas , modern and classic, ancient and new with some historical area on Stanford family. Nice 1-2 hr tour if you are on campus

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GolanL12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine a spacious Rodin sculpture garden including The Gate's of Hell, beautifully curated changing temporary exhibits and large and varied permanent collection and several Rodin galleries inside a gorgeous building and you will have an idea of Cantor Arts Center. It's also free, has a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very worthwhile visit while on the Stanford campus. You must see the Rodin Statutes and his famous "Gates of Hell".

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank asd24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cantor Museum is definitely worth a visit if you're staying in Palo Alto. The Rodin sculptures alone are worth a visit but they also had a variety of contemporary pieces that really added to their permanent collection. Don't miss the Andy Goldsworthy piece across...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Conarla
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Amazing free museum in the middle of Stanford campus. Spacious elegant halls and passageways, extensive Rodin sculpture collection, lots of classic American as well as Asian art. Interesting docent tours. Can spend hours, but need at least 1-2 hours to enjoy. Sculpture garden outside is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ldjs
Reviewed 27 January 2019

You are not likely to find a better free art museum on the left coast. When combined with the Rodin sculptures outside, this is a must-see cultural experience on par with many principal museums. Even if you only have ½ an hour, stop by and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank inog
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Excellent classic and modern collections at no cost. It is very accessible and inspiring for all ages! My husband and I love to come here for inspiration and admire new expositions while our son plays with color and shapes at the small craft area located...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hanna J
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Beautiful museum with various specialty and revolving exhibits. It is not oversized or imposing: it is a museum that you can spend a few hours or all day, with moderate amounts of visitors, so it provides a very accessible museum experience. Don't miss the Rodin...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mayday5757
Reviewed 10 January 2019

A lovely approach along the palm lined avenue brought us to some great art. We first admired the superlative collection of Rodin masterpieces, Gates of Hell and numerous others. Particularly engaging were works of American art and that of the Indigenous Americans.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 December 2018

Cantor Arts Center has wonderful collections, classic art along with modern paintings and sculpture. In front of Cantor Arts Center, you’ll enjoy walking in Rodin sculpture garden – you and kids will love it. Next to Cantor Center you’ll see another building - Anderson Collection,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ride Your Bike to the Cantor! The Cantor and Anderson recently became home to bike racks designed by David Byrne, best known as the co-founder of the Talking Heads but also a prolific visual artist and long-time cycling... More