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The Arts at Stanford

When Stanford marks the 125th anniversary of its opening in 2016, it will also celebrate a transformative moment in the arts.

During the last five years, Stanford has undergone an important cultural shift that has expanded and deepened opportunities in the arts. Today, that momentum continues and, by 2016, a dynamic new arts hub will redefine the main gateway to campus.

Anchored by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, an arts district is taking shape with the Bing Concert Hall, which opened in January 2013. And the Anderson Collection at Stanford University—one of the world’s preeminent collections of post-World War II American art—opened in fall of 2014.

The McMurtry Building, the new home for the Department of Art & Art History, will bring together programs in art practice, art history, film and design under one roof for the first time when it opens in 2015.

At Stanford, we believe that art fundamentally enriches human experience and encourages students, faculty, and the broader community to experience the world in new ways. As we move forward, Stanford is poised to define what it means to make, experience, and study art in the 21st century.