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Campus Partners

Art affiliations on campus who partner with our department and students. 

Bowes Art & Architecture Library

Located on the 2nd Floor of McMurtry, the collections, services, and staff of the Library support teaching and research in the history and practice of the visual arts, architecture, film, and design. Its 170,000 volumes, including over 500 active journal titles, cover the history of architecture, sculpture, painting, drawing, graphic arts, design, photography, experimental media, performance art, video art, and the decorative arts. 

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Cantor Arts Center

The Cantor Arts Center's diverse collections span continents, cultures, and 5,000 years of art history and include one of the largest presentations of Rodin bronzes outside Paris. Come see a wide range of changing exhibitions and take advantage of docent tours, lectures, gallery talks, symposia, classes, and special events. Explore, participate, and visit often.

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Anderson Collection at Stanford University

Opening in September 2014, Stanford will become home to the core of the Anderson Collection, one of the world’s most outstanding private assemblies of modern and contemporary American art. The collection is a promised gift from Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence, the Bay Area family who collected the art for nearly 50 years.

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Stanford Arts Institute

The Stanford Arts Institute is the nexus for interdisciplinary campus-wide arts programming and provides support for faculty and student arts activities.  Stanford’s unique interdisciplinary investigation of the arts combines innovation and entrepreneurship that is the hallmark of Silicon Valley with academic leadership in art theory and practice.

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Institute for Diversity in the Arts

The Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) is an interdisciplinary program in the humanities that involves students in the study of culture, identity, and diversity through artistic expression. Their mission is to create, support, and advance powerful, collaborative, and transformative arts practice and arts leadership.

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