Museum History Interactive Timeline

1999 Revitalized museum reopens as Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts

The re-born museum, now called the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, opened its doors in early 1999, to unprecedented visitation. It now offers a wide-range of exhibitions and educational programs that celebrate the work of the visual artist. Modern facilities enable the Center to host important traveling exhibitions. Scholarship, publications, and an expanded loan program have expanded the use, appreciation, and reputation of the Center and its collection across a variety of academic disciplines on campus and beyond.

The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts continues to build on the strong foundation of its rich past as it forges an innovative course in the new century. Offering rich and diverse educational opportunities for Stanford students and the community, it serves as an inviting place for the study, appreciation, and enjoyment of the visual arts. In July 2005, the Cantor Arts Center welcomed its one-millionth visitor.