In 2014, Stanford will become home to the core of the Anderson Collection, one of the world’s most outstanding private assemblies of modern and contemporary American art. The collection is a promised gift from Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence, the Bay Area family who collected the art for nearly 50 years.
Stanford is constructing a permanent building exclusively for the collection within its expanding arts district. It will be adjacent to Cantor Arts Center and the planned McMurtry Building for the Department of Art and Art History, and close to the new Bing Concert Hall. The addition of this remarkable collection will help strengthen Stanford’s growing connection between the study, creation, and experience of art.