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Welcome to the Cantor Arts Center

The Cantor Arts Center is temporarily closed.
To comply with state guidance, public access to campus is limited, including to our outdoor art.
Click here for additional information related to the museums’ response to Covid-19.
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New Virtual Tours available!

New 360-degree immersive tours of our galleries are available. Experience the Stanford art museums as you've never seen them before.

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EXPLORE | Adventures on Paper

Unleash your creativity with these paper projects from the comfort of your home.


An example of cross-countour drawing using Martin Puryear's artwork titled Dumb Luck

WATCH | Digital Programs

Enjoy a series of conversations with leading contemporary artists.



EXPLORE | Virtual Backgrounds

For the virtual meetings that are part of everyone's "new normal."


Installation view of OY/YO. Photo by Farrin Abbot.
A message from the Vice Presidency for the Arts at Stanford

A Message from the Vice Presidency for the Arts

Stanford Office of the Vice President for the Arts stands in solidarity with Black students, colleagues, artists and activists fighting against the racial violence, inequality and systemic injustice.

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Upcoming Programs

Sunday November 8, 2020 | 11:00AM-11:30PM

Sunday December 13, 2020 | 11:00AM-11:30PM

Plans ‘in the trash can’: remote learning forces US college museums to get creative

Closures, postponements and sharp reductions in programming prompt soul-searching—and innovation—among institutions.

The move by America’s colleges and universities to go partially, or entirely, remote this autumn has thrown college museums into a period of prolonged uncertainty.

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 The University of Michigan Museum of Art has set up socially distanced study pods in its atrium so that students starved of campus space for study and reflection can book slots

The art of adapting: Creatives focus on the divine — and the sublime — this fall

Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection have both been closed since shelter-in-place orders were issued this spring and will remain shuttered for the time being. But their Museums From Home program is offering a variety of new ways to experience art at the two institutions, even when it's not possible to be there in person.


Emily Scott as God in Palo Alto Players' "An Act of God." Image: Scott Lasky Photography.