Who we are and What we do
Cantor acts as a resource for the Stanford community as part of the university’s mission to advance knowledge, cultivate creativity, and accelerate solutions. We are here to provide access to Cantor’s resources, including our collection, exhibitions, and staff expertise to facilitate learning, teaching, and research across disciplines.
We welcome class visits from Stanford faculty, staff, and students of any department or unit. This includes self-guided visits, led by the faculty or instructor, or guided visits, led by Cantor educators or curators. During guided visits, we place an emphasis on sustained close-looking, open-ended interdisciplinary inquiry, and active learning. Students learn about our collections and exhibitions and also develop their visual literacy, practice observational and oral communication skills, solve problems, and think critically and creatively. For classes not affiliated with Stanford, including K-12 or private tours, please refer to the Tours & Group Visit Page.
Gallery Class Visit (Self-Guided or Guided)
Class visits to the Cantor galleries are offered on weekdays when the museum is open to the public (Wed-Fri). Providing advance notice will help ensure that your class is not interrupted by other groups and that the art you wish to see is available. Use the request form below to arrange either a self-guided gallery visit or a gallery visit led by a Cantor educator.