Public Tours

Public tours are offered many times throughout the week. Tours meet in the main lobby and last one hour unless otherwise specified.


Red Horse: Drawings of the Battle of the Little Bighorn

Thursdays at 2 pm, Saturdays at 11 am

January 28 through May 8, 2016

Myth, Allegory, and Faith: The Kirk Edward Long Collection of Mannerist Prints

Thursdays at 12:15 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm

February 18 through June 19


Cantor Guides - New

Saturdays and Sundays at 4 pm

February 6 to March 13, meet in Cantor’s main lobby. 

Take a Cantor Guide tour this weekend and get the student perspective on the Cantor Arts Center! All Stanford undergrads, the Cantor Guides will direct you through collection highlights, sharing their favorite works of art. 


Cantor Highlights
Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm

This introductory tour highlights objects from a variety of cultures and historic periods and provides a history of the museum and the Stanford family.

Anderson Collection

Wednesdays at 12:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm

Meet in the Anderson Collection lobby. Please visit the Anderson Collection website for more information about public tours.

Outdoor Sculpture Walk Around Campus
First Sunday of each month at 2 pm, rain or shine
Meet at the Main Quad entrance where The Oval meets Serra Street
This tour explores the Stanford campus and its extensive outdoor collection of 20th-century sculpture in the quad and south campus area.

Outdoor Sculpture Around the Museum
Third Sunday of each month at 11:30 am
Meet in front of the Cantor
This tour begins with marble statues, dating from 1891, that flank the Cantor's main entrance and continues with the work of Auguste Rodin, Andy Goldsworthy, and more.

Rodin Sculpture Garden and Galleries
Wednesdays at 2 pm, Saturdays at 11:30 am, Sundays at 3 pm, rain or shine
This tour features the three indoor galleries devoted to Rodin's work along with 20 bronzes in the Rodin Sculpture Garden, including The Gates of Hell.

Memorial Church
Fridays at 2 pm, rain or shine
Meet at the church entrance in the Main Quad
This tour explores Memorial Church, the physical heart of the campus that is replete with stained glass windows, mosaics, and stone carvings.

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden
Third Sundays of the Month, 2 pm, rain or shine
Meet on the corner of Santa Teresa and Lomita Drive
Created on-site at Stanford by artists from Papua New Guinea, the garden contains wood and stone carvings of people, animals, and magical beings that illustrate clan stories and creation myths.


Saturdays at 11 am
Meet at the Windhover entrance, located on Santa Teresa Street at Sam Morris Way, between Governor's Avenue and Lomita Drive
A docent-led tour of the Windhover, a spiritual and meditative refuge from the hustle and bustle of campus life. The tour will include information about the conceptual ideas behind the physical structure and an in-depth look at the Windhover series by Nathan Oliveira featured in the building.

Hanna House
The Hanna-Honeycomb House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s for Jean and Paul Hanna. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of 17 buildings by Mr. Wright that exemplify his contribution to American culture. For information and to book a Hanna House tour, call 650-725-8352 or visit their website.

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