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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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Museums From Home | Artist Talks

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Book Recommendations From Our Staff

The #OnTheShelf series presents book recommendations by staff from the Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection at Stanford University.

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#OnTheShelf presents book recommendations from Stanford art museums' staff

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 June 14, 2020 | 11:00AM-1:00PM


Seeing Between the Lines

Using works created since 1950, The Medium Is the Message explores the relationship between subject, content, and material in an artwork. We asked Assistant Curator of American Art Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, who organized the exhibition, to provide a few lines about each.

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Q&A: What's your favorite work on display at the museums?

Do you have a favorite artwork at the museums? Share yours for a chance to be featured in our social channels.

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