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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 | Second Sunday at Home

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


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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 February 14, 2021 | 11:00AM-11:30PM

Sunday March 14, 2021 | 11:00AM-11:30PM

Best of Mountain View: Real estate software transforms museum collection into a virtual gallery

How do you take an entire museum — originally intended to be experienced in person — and put it online during a global health crisis?

For the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University's home to more than 38,000 works of art, the real estate industry already had part of the answer.

 A gallery view of the Cantor Arts Center

Digital Holiday Gift Basket

Happy holidays from the Cantor and Anderson Collection!

The holidays are here and it’s time to celebrate.

The Cantor and Anderson Collection at Stanford University are excited to share our Digital Holiday Gift Basket. We hope you’ll find it to be a great way to relax and enjoy select virtual tours, engaging lectures and artist talks, fun art-making projects, and many more activities we’ve chosen for you.

We know that there is no substitute to experiencing art in person, and we are eager to welcome you again in the museums. In the meantime, we invite you to watch, explore, listen and...

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