Public Tours

Public tours are offered many times throughout the week. Tours meet in the main lobby unless otherwise specified. Tours will also be taking place as usual during the holiday season unless otherwise noted.

Please note the Cantor's special holiday hours:

Wednesday, December 24, 11 am - 4 pm

Closed Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25

Wednesday, December 31, 11 am - 4 pm

Open New Year's Day, Thursday, January 1, 11 am - 5 pm


Introduction to the Cantor Arts Center
This introductory tour features objects from a variety of cultures and historic periods. Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm.


Special Exhibition: Robert Frank in America

Thursdays at 12:15 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm

September 18, 2014– January 5, 2015

Meet in the main lobby. Tours last about one hour. Please note that public tours begin one week after the exhibition opens.


Special Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story

Thursdays at 12:15 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm

February 5, 2015– May 4, 2015

Meet in the main lobby. Tours last about one hour. Please note that public tours begin one week after the exhibition opens.


Anderson Collection

Please visit the Anderson Collection website for more information about public tours. NOTE: No private tour requests are being accepted at this time. Due to the volume of tour requests, we are unable to respond to Anderson private tour inquiries. Please check back on the Anderson Collection website in January 2015 for details on how to request a private tour.


Outdoor Sculpture Walk Around Campus
This tour explores the Stanford campus and its extensive outdoor collection of 20th-century sculpture in the quad and south campus area. First Sunday of each month at 2 pm, rain or shine. Meet at the Main Quad entrance where The Oval meets Serra Street

Outdoor Sculpture Around the Museum
This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, dating from 1891, that flank the main entrance. The tour continues with the work of Auguste Rodin, Beverly Pepper, Mark di Suvero, and Andy Goldsworthy. Third Sunday of each month at 11:30 am.

Rodin Sculpture Garden and Galleries
The B. Gerald Cantor Rodin Sculpture Garden features 20 bronzes by Auguste Rodin, including The Gates of Hell, and is open to the public. The Cantor also devotes three indoor galleries to the work of Rodin. Wednesdays at 2 pm, Saturdays at 11:30 am, Sundays at 3 pm, rain or shine

Memorial Church
Located in the Main Quad, a few minutes' walk from the Center, the Stanford Memorial Church is the physical heart of the campus, replete with stained glass windows, mosaics, and stone carvings. Fridays at 2 pm, rain or shine. Meet at the church entrance. NOTE: No Memorial Church tours on November 28, December 26, and January 2.

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden
Created on-site at Stanford by artists from Papua New Guinea, the garden contains wood and stone carvings of people, animals, and magical beings that illustrate clan stories and creation myths.  It is located at Santa Teresa Street (off Campus Drive West) and Lomita Drive, near Roble Hall
Third Sundays of the Month, 2 pm, rain or shine.
Meet on the corner of Santa Teresa and Lomita Drive.


A docent-led tour of the Windhover, a spritual and meditative refuge from the hustle and bustle of campus life. The tour will include information about the conceptual ideas behind the physical structure and an in-depth look at the Windhover series by Nathan Oliveira featured in the center. Tuesdays at 10 am beginning October 14, 2014. Meet at the Windhover entrance, located on Santa Teresa Street at Sam Morris Way, between Governor's Avenue and Lomita Drive.NOTE: No Windhover tours on December 23 and December 30.

Hanna House
The Hanna-Honeycomb House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s for Jean and Paul Hanna. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of 17 buildings by Mr. Wright that exemplify his contribution to American culture. For information and to book a Hanna House tour, call 650-725-8352 or visit their website.

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