Cantor Arts Center Completes
Successful Decade


Number of Works Added to Collection:
2055 objects added January 1999 through May 2008.
3000+ added by end of academic year 2008-09.
Collection now includes a total of 27,000 works.
15 major works added to outdoor sculpture collection, total now exceeds 75 sculptures.

Number of Temporary Exhibitions Presented:
99 temporary (changing) exhibitions.
In addition, 160 changing displays of works in collection galleries, especially of light-sensitive works on paper.

Number of Artworks Presented (on view) from the Center's Collection:
3381 objects from the collection on view 1999 through May 2008; Projected number of collection pieces on view by end of academic year 2008-09 is 3500.

Number of Visitors:
1,461,684 counted as of May 28, 2008 (est. 2,000,000 including Rodin Sculpture Garden visitors who do not enter building and therefore are not counted individually);
1,500,000th visitor came through our doors July 24, 2008
2,100,000 visitors projected by January 2009, including Rodin Sculpture Garden

Number of Free Public Tours Given by Docents:
12,245 docent-led tours between January 1999 and May 2008;
13,500-tour mark will be exceeded in the 2008-09 academic year

Number of Visitors Taking Docent-Led Tours:
More than 150,000 people.
Of those people, 50,000 were students participating in private tours for school groups.

Number of Public Programs Offered (besides tours):
Nearly 900 lectures, symposia, gallery talks, classes, community events, and other programs (not including docent tours and private events)

Number of Traveling Exhibitions Organized by Cantor Arts Center:
13 traveling exhibitions organized by Cantor Arts Center, two organized jointly with other institutions

Number of Other Venues Where Traveling Exhibitions Presented:
33 other venues, including the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art and American Art Museum; Cleveland Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Diego Museum of Art; UCLA Fowler Museum; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico

VISITOR INFORMATION: Cantor Arts Center is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 am- 5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm. Admission is free. The Center has 24 galleries, the largest collection of Rodin bronzes outside Paris, and collections that span the history of art, from Ancient China and Egypt to the 21st century. The Center is located on the Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way. Parking is free after 4 pm weekdays and all day on weekends. Visitor information: 650-723-4177, Museum membership information:

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