The Cantor offers an impressive selection of classic and contemporary art installed in a unique blend of beautiful galleries and open spaces.
Summer at the Cantor
On View at the Cantor
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The Anderson at Cantor
This installation celebrates a special loan of five highlights of American abstract painting from the Anderson Collection at Stanford University by Richard Diebenkorn, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Clyfford Still.
Ian Cheng: Emissary Sunsets the Self
Ian Cheng: Emissary Sunsets The Self explores cognitive evolution and the conditions that shape it. Created with a video game engine, the work generates open-ended animations without fixed outcomes—a format the artist calls “live simulation.”
The Melancholy Museum
Using over 700 items from the Stanford Family Collections, artist Mark Dion’s exhibition explores how Leland Stanford Jr.’s death at age 15 led to the creation of a museum, university, and—by extension—the entire Silicon Valley.
Exhibitions Coming Soon
And a sneak peek of what’s coming to the Cantor
Paper Chase: Ten Years of Collecting Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Cantor
Experience over 100 acquisitions to the Cantor’s collection that investigate issues of identity, social justice, and humanity’s changing relationship with nature.
A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks
An exhibition celebrating work by groundbreaking African American artist Gordon Parks, who used his camera to confront racism and also represent creativity and endurance.
Map and Directions
The Cantor Arts Center is located at the intersection of Museum Way and Lomita Drive in the heart of the arts district on the Stanford campus. The Cantor faces the Bing Concert Hall across Palm Drive, northwest of The Oval and the Main Quad.