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The Cantor Arts Center provides a unique venue for your special event, with a variety of spaces that can be transformed to accommodate either large or intimate gatherings. Located on the Stanford campus in Silicon Valley, the museum’s elegant atrium, vibrant galleries, and inspiring outdoor spaces will make your event memorable. The Cantor’s facilities can accommodate up to 500 people. Our Cantor event professionals work closely with you to create an experience perfectly tailored to your needs, combining reception spaces and gallery viewing.

Availability and Rates

Facilities are available to:

  • Museum members at the $10,000 level and higher
  • Corporations at the $25,000 level and higher
  • Stanford affiliates at cost upon availability

Cost for using the Cantor Arts Center starts at $6,500 for individuals and corporations or $5,500 for Stanford affiliates and is based on space usage, guest count, and event duration including setup and cleanup. An accurate estimate tailored to your event will be provided in advance.

The Cantor Arts Center Facilities Use Agreement and Rules apply to all events. For more information about holding an event or to schedule an appointment, please submit an events request form.

Events Request Form

Available Spaces

Historic Atrium

The museum’s historic entrance features an impressive classical facade. Guests enter the Atrium through beautiful bronze doors depicting the Stanford family’s travels. Inside, a grand double staircase and vaulted skylight offer a dramatic setting for a reception or dinner. Scale floor plans are available.


A warm, contemporary space with expansive windows, the auditorium overlooks the Doris and Donald Fisher Terrace and the north sculpture garden. Equipped with a projection screen and audio system, the auditorium is ideal for lectures, films, musical performances, receptions, and dinners. Scale floor plans are available.

Susan and John Diekman Gallery

Adjacent to the Rodin Sculpture Garden with the iconic Thinker at its center, the Susan and John Diekman Gallery is a beautiful, intimate setting for an elegant reception or dinner among the sculptures. Scale floor plans are available

North Sculpture Garden

An expanse of lawn featuring monumental contemporary sculptures, the north sculpture garden is a beautiful setting for open air or tented receptions and dinners. Tents may be installed on the lawn. Scale floor plans are available


The courtyard is located at the heart of the Cantor, adjacent to changing galleries. It is a superb location for receptions and dinners in fair weather and may be tented. Scale floor plans are available.