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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.

Museum Hours

The museum is closed to the public until further notice. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcome you again soon!


Monday: 11AM–5PM

Tuesday: Closed 

Wednesday: 11AM–5PM

Thursday: 11AM–8PM

Friday-Sunday: 11AM–5PM


The Museum, including its outdoor areas, is temporarily closed to the public. We invite you to explore our Museums From Home page, with activities, learning resources and virtual tours. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Cantor Arts Center Magazine

We invite you to dig deeper on the artists and ideas that comprise our vision for creating an inclusive museum for 21st century audiences. Please note that some of the dates of exhibits mentioned in the magazine will inevitably change, and we will share those details when they are finalized.

Explore Magazine

Outdoor Art

Our distinguished outdoor art collection includes figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists ranging from the late 19th century through the present. In addition to the Rodin Sculpture Garden and the Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden, the Cantor maintains outdoor sculpture across campus that are available for viewing all hours.

Campus Art Map

Map and Directions

328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way
Stanford, CA 94305-5060

The Cantor Arts Center is located at the intersection of Museum Way and Lomita Drive in the heart of the arts district on the Stanford campus. The Cantor faces the Bing Concert Hall across Palm Drive, northwest of The Oval and the Main Quad.

Google Map


Parking is limited. Visitor parking is available on Lomita Drive and in a nearby parking structure at Roth Way and Campus Drive. On weekdays until 4PM visitors may use marked, metered spots. On weekdays after 4PM and all day on weekends, visitor parking is free and visitors may also use A and C permit spaces.

Parking Rates and Map


Galleries, gardens, restrooms, and the Cool Café are all accessible by wheelchair. There is an accessible drop-off point on Lomita Drive and a ramp leading to the south entrance. Wheelchairs and gallery stools are available for visitors’ use. If you require assisted listening devices or sign language interpretation for Group Visits, please advise the Education Department in advance of your visit.

Museum Policies


All photos must be for personal and non-commercial use. Wedding, prom, and portrait photography is not permitted either indoors or outside. Please refer to our Museum Policies for further information.

Museum Policies

Visitor Guidelines

  • Strollers are available for visitors’ use.
  • Groups of 10 or more are asked to register in advance.
  • We allow breastfeeding and bottle-feeding in all spaces, but do not provide any dedicated spaces for feeding.
Museum Policies

You belong here.

The Cantor Arts Center plays a leading role in the vibrant, cultural life of the Stanford campus and greater community, welcoming some 200,000 visitors a year. Its collections include more than 38,000 works of art, spanning 5,000 years of history and crossing continents from the Americas to Europe, and from Africa to Asia. The Cantor offers diverse changing exhibitions in 24 galleries, a vibrant family program, lectures, performances, art classes and special events—providing a wealth of experiences for visitors of all ages. But we can't do it without our members.