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The Cantor Arts Center is temporarily closed.
To comply with state guidance, public access to campus is limited, including to our outdoor art.
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Virtual Tour Space 1

Virtual Tour: When Home Won't Let you Stay

Enjoy an immersive tour of the galleries that are part of this exhibition. Interactive questions, bonus content, and commentary from our Student Guides and Docents enhance your virtual experience.

Take the Tour

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 | Second Sunday at Home

Fun art-making projects to discover, engage, and enjoy the art in our collections.


An image of the Second Sunday logo

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.

Read Statement

Upcoming Programs

Wednesday March 3, 2021 | 5:30PM-6:15PM

Wednesday March 10, 2021 | 12:00PM-12:30PM

At Stanford, a New Initiative Will Study and Exhibit More Asian American Art

Artist Ruth Asawa’s most recognizable works are probably her delicate hanging wire sculptures. But Asawa, who served on numerous art commissions and boards and was involved in arts education, including founding a public high school for the arts in San Francisco, loved involving others in her art making.

So, Marci Kwon and Aleesa Alexander, co-founders of the newly formed Asian American Art Initiative (AAAI) at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center, are particularly pleased with the acquisition of 233 ceramic masks Asawa made of the faces of family, friends, and fellow artists, including Buckminster...

An image of Ruth Asawa's "Wall of Masks"

Cantor announces Asian American Art Initiative with Ruth Asawa acquisition

AAAI, as they call it, was introduced earlier this week with the announcement of a major acquisition of 233 ceramic face masks by Ruth Asawa and 141 paintings and works on paper from the private collection of Michael Donald Brown, a longtime Bay Area dealer and collector of Asian American Art.

An image of “Untitled,” by Koho Yamamoto, 1944