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Academic Programs

Museum Learning

Class Visits & Tours

Bring your classes or research groups to the Cantor for structured viewings of artworks from our collection.

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Art+Science Lab

Discover the possibilities of combining art historical and scientific inquiry at the Cantor’s conservation lab.

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Collections Research Opportunities

Produce innovative scholarship on the Cantor’s permanent collection. A limited number of research positions are open to Stanford graduate students from any department. To apply, please contact the Cantor’s Academic Program Team.

Research and Curricular Consultations

Develop a course in conjunction with an exhibition or conduct independent research on the permanent collection. For more information, please contact the Cantor’s Academic Program Team. 


Curricular Exhibitions

The Cantor Arts Center sponsors exhibitions organized by students and faculty. Exhibitions should draw on the Cantor's collection, have a single, well-defined thesis, and explicitly relate to a course, symposium, or academic program at Stanford.

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The Mellon Program

In partnership with Stanford’s Art & Art History Department, the Cantor Arts Center offers two Curatorial Research Assistant positions annually. The Mellon program allows advanced graduate students to develop an exhibition and related publication, working under the direction of a museum curator and a faculty member.

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