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Welcome to the Cantor Arts Center

The Cantor Arts Center is temporarily closed.
To comply with state guidance, public access to campus is limited, including to our outdoor art.
Click here for additional information related to the museums’ response to Covid-19.
The Medium is the Message: Art since 1950 Virtual Tour

Virtual tours are here!

Experience the Stanford art museums wherever you are. A 360-degree immersive tour is now available for the exhibition The Medium is the Message: Art since 1950.

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WATCH | Digital Programs

Museums From Home Artist Talks: A series of conversations with leading contemporary artists

The power of art to connect us and transform our thinking remains, even when we can’t be physically together.

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READ | A Message from the Vice Presidency for the Arts

Stanford Office of the Vice President for the Arts stands in solidarity with Black students, colleagues, artists and activists fighting against the racial violence, inequality and systemic injustice.

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A message from the Vice Presidency for the Arts at Stanford

EXPLORE | The Melancholy Museum

When Jane and Leland Stanford experienced the immense pain of losing their only son, Leland Jr., just before his 16th birthday, they were compelled to enshrine his memory in a meaningful way.

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Cantor Associate Curator of European Art Patrick R. Crowley Named Senior Fellow at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), an internationally renowned research institution that convenes scholars from around the globe at the National Gallery of Art, announced that Cantor Arts Center Associate Curator of European Art Patrick R. Crowley will be among its 2020-2021 academic year appointments.

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Dr. Patrick Crowley, Associate Curator of European Art

The top 10 most spectacular sculpture gardens in California

A sculpture garden lets you soak up art along with sunshine — and these days, with museum doors still closed by the pandemic, we’ll take our art fix any way we can...

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Rodin's Sculpture Garden at the Cantor