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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.
The Medium is the Message: Art since 1950 Virtual Tour

Virtual tours are here!

Experience the Stanford art museums wherever you are. A 360-degree immersive tour is now available for the exhibition The Medium is the Message: Art since 1950.

Explore Tour

WATCH | Digital Programs

Museums From Home Artist Talks: A series of conversations with leading contemporary artists

The power of art to connect us and transform our thinking remains, even when we can’t be physically together.

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READ | 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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A message from the Vice Presidency for the Arts at Stanford

EXPLORE | The Melancholy Museum

When Jane and Leland Stanford experienced the immense pain of losing their only son, Leland Jr., just before his 16th birthday, they were compelled to enshrine his memory in a meaningful way.

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Upcoming Programs

Sunday October 11, 2020 | 11:00AM-4:00PM

Sunday November 8, 2020 | 11:00AM-4:00PM

Accessing campus 'Museums From Home'

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.


Bay Area museums have oodles of cool online stuff to see and do

Most Bay Area museums and science centers are closed, but many are serving up a fascinating collection of exhibits, activities, movies and more. Here are just a few of your options.




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