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Cantor Arts Center

Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
+1 650-723-4177
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It has Gotten Even Better

We started coming here 35 years ago and come every few years. This year the Rodin sculptures have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Douglas T
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New York City, New York
Spectacular art museum and it is free.

Broad range of art types. Wonderful Rodan sculpture garden adjacent to the museum. Some California... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
elliottdb
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Palo Alto, California
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The Center presents a wide selection of art in 24 galleries, plus outdoor gardens, courtyards, and terraces. The Center's collection spans 5000 years and ranges from ancient China to the 21st century.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lomita Dr. and Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started coming here 35 years ago and come every few years. This year the Rodin sculptures have been reimagined internally and as always the outside Rodin is magnificent. Also the African art is well presented. Some of the modern stuff i could do without....More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Broad range of art types. Wonderful Rodan sculpture garden adjacent to the museum. Some California history as well. Worth a visit

Thank elliottdb
Reviewed 8 November 2017

With so many things to do in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Cantor Center could easily be missed by first time visitors, but it is truly a wonderful find, offering world class exhibits in an intimate and beautifully decorated setting on the Stanford Campus.

Thank John H
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Incredible outdoor sculpture garden with many works by Rodin. The museum itself has quite a collection. It's nice inexpensive way to spend a few hours.

Thank KT-7
Reviewed 18 October 2017

It's certainly a large collection, but except for a Diebenkorn and one other that were genuinely interesting, thoughtful and craftsmanlike pieces, the entire collection struck me as---sorry---office building art. The pieces are almost universally large, designed to use up those bank-building spaces as a sort...More

Thank judilater
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Try to take a docent guided tour of the Rodin collection, the largest in the US. The tour was excellent followed by plenty of time to enjoy on my own.

Thank Trekandmore
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The museum is located on Stanford University Campus and offers free admission. We especially enjoyed the extensive Rodin collection.

Thank kazuzu111
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

You will see many of Rodin's works. The gate of hell is quite impressive and the thinker on the gate makes us think our life after death. It is worth visiting and seeing many pieces of his work at the center. Parking is limited at...More

Thank kwanghoc782
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Easy to visit, fun, beautiful. Nice cafe. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. Also, the Anderson Collection next door is a great modern art collection

Thank zeema02
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This little jewel box of a museum is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. While nothing truly extraordinary, the Cantor is free to visit and is certainly the finest place of its kind in the Valley. Worth a visit but not necessary to plan...More

Thank Robert B
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