Past Exhibitions

Nick Cave

September 14, 2016 - August 14, 2017

Interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave challenges conventions on what it means to be a visual artist, a performer, a crafter, and an educator. Cave is well known for his Soundsuits, full-body sized sculptures, often worn as costumes and performed in. Soundsuits conceal the wearer’s identity leaving the viewer with no indication of race, gender, or age. […]


Constructive Interference: Tauba Auerbach and Mark Fox

September 9, 2015 - August 15, 2016

In appreciation of the Anderson family’s commitment to mid-career contemporary artists and in celebration of the fall 2015 opening of the McMurtry Building for the Department of Art & Art History, the Anderson Collection presents a focused exhibition in the Wisch Family Gallery of works by Tauba Auerbach and Mark Fox. Both graduates of Stanford […]


New on View: Leo Holub and the Artist Portrait Project

September 9, 2015 - August 15, 2016

Twelve portraits on view portray photographer Leo Holub and artists included in the permanent collection. These portraits celebrate the rotation of new works into the galleries and the artists who made them.


Peaceful Presence: Leo Holub and the Artist Portrait Project

September 21, 2014 - August 23, 2015

Located on the first floor, the Wisch Family Gallery features portraits of fifty-five of the artists whose work is on view in the museum. This exhibition presents a range of images, from formal portraits to candid shots that shed light on the practices and creative processes of their influential subjects. In the mid-1980s, the Andersons […]


Past Programs

The Anderson Collection joins Second Sunday!

October 8, 2017 at 11:00am to 4:00pm.
Every second Sunday of every month. FREE.

Film Screening: Herb & Dorothy

September 28, 2017 at 6:00pm
Denning Family Resource Center. Free.

Artist in Conversation: Loie Hollowell

September 21, 2017 at 6:00pm
Denning Family Resource Center. FREE.

Art and Yoga!

August 31, 2017 at 6:00pm
FREE. Pre-registration required. Limited to 25 participants.

Thursday Nights at the Anderson: Film Screening: Painters Painting

July 27, 2017 at 6:00PM
FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

Student Performances: Final Projects

June 5, 2017 at 4:30PM
Also Wednesday, June 7th. FREE and open to the public.

Thursday Nights at the Anderson! Film screening: Pollock

May 25, 2017 at 6:00PM
FREE, Denning Family Resource Center.


Eyebuds & Earglasses: Presented by the Student Advisory Board

April 27, 2017 at 6:00PM
FREE, in the galleries.

Dialogues in Art

April 22, 2017 at 2:00PM

Art Talk: Matthew Israel, Curator at Large at Artsy

April 20, 2017 at 5:30PM
Denning Family Resource Center. FREE.

Film Screening: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

March 30, 2017 at 6:00PM
Denning Family Resource Center. FREE.

[VIDEO] The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture: Nick Cave

March 9, 2017 at 6:30PM
Artist Nick Cave in conversation with Harry Elam, Senior Vice Provost for Education and Vice President for the Arts, Stanford University

Film Screening and Talk: Tony DeLap: A Unique Perspective

February 23, 2017 at 6:00pm
The film takes an intimate look at the art and career of California artist Tony DeLap, pioneer of West Coast minimalism and Op Art and takes us inside the studio of this renowned painter and sculptor.

Student Pop-Up Art Talks

February 23, 2017 at 8:00PM
Museum open late for Family Weekend!

Art Talk: Art and Social Consciousness: Nick Cave

February 9, 2017 at 6:00PM
Presented by Harry Elam, Senior Vice Provost for Education and Vice President for the Arts, Stanford University. Denning Family Resource Center. FREE.

Symposium: Refracting Abstraction

January 27, 2017
January 27-28, 2017 at The Anderson Collection at Stanford University

Artist Talk: Stanley Whitney

January 27, 2017 at 5:30PM
Oshman Hall at the McMurtry Building for Art & Art History. FREE.

Film Screening: Space is the Place

January 26, 2017 at 6:00pm


Film Screening: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

December 29, 2016 at 6:00PM
FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

Pop-Up: Make Your Own Soundsuit

December 10, 2016 at 12PM
FREE.

Pop-Up: Make Your Own Soundsuit

November 12, 2016 at 12PM
FREE.

Talk: Helen Park Bigelow on David Park

November 10, 2016 at 6:00PM
FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

United Nations Association Film Festival

October 27, 2016 at 4:00PM
Tickets required. On sale after September 20. Denning Family Resource Center.

Family Pop-Up: Make Your Own Soundsuit

October 15, 2016 at 12:00PM
FREE.

Jazz Talk: Loren Schoenberg on Dizzy and Thelonious

October 5, 2016 at 12:00PM
FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

Screening: ART21: Art in the 21st Century Season 8

September 29, 2016 at 6:00PM
Episode 1: “Chicago.” FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

Talk: Laurie Wilson on Louise Nevelson

September 28, 2016 at 12PM
FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

An Evening of Yoga and Art

August 25, 2016 at 8PM

Film Screening: The Cool School

July 28, 2016 at 6PM
FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

An Evening of Yoga and Art

June 30, 2016 at 6PM

Arts District Picnic

May 26, 2016 at 6PM
Museum galleries and lawn. FREE.

Lecture: Renee Bott

May 19, 2016 at 6:30PM
FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

Film Screening: Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter

April 28, 2016 at 6PM
FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

Lecture: Varieties in Abstraction – in Painting, Music, and Literature

April 27, 2016 at 5:15PM
Kendall Walton, Charles L. Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Philosophy, emeritus, University of Michigan and Wm H. Bonsall Visiting Professor, Stanford University. FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

Ideas about Space – The Dance of Molissa Fenley at the Anderson

April 16, 2016 at 2PM
Located in the galleries. FREE.

Eyebuds & Earglasses

March 31, 2016 at 6:30PM
Presented by the Anderson Collection Student Advisory Board! Located in the galleries. FREE.

[VIDEO] Robert Irwin: Why Art?

March 10, 2016 at 6:30PM
The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture. FREE. Cemex Auditorium at the Graduate School of Business.

Film Screening: Philip Guston: A Life Lived

February 25, 2016 at 6:30PM
FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

Stanford New Ensemble: Spatial, Visual, and Expressive

February 18, 2016 at 6:30PM
Located in the galleries. FREE.

Dialogues in Art

February 13, 2016 at 2:00PM
FREE, galleries.

Artist Talk: Mark Fox

January 28, 2016 at 6:00pm

Social Furniture Workshops with MoreLab!

November 14, 2015 at 10:00am

Social Furniture Workshops with MoreLab!

November 13, 2015 at 10:00am

Combat Paper Workshop with Stanford Live

November 2, 2015 at 3:00pm
Meet outside the museum, facing the Cantor Arts Center’s North Lawn.

Artist Talk: MoreLab

October 29, 2015 at 6:30pm
FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

Film Screening: Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World

September 24, 2015 at 6:30pm
FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

An Evening of Yoga and Art

August 27, 2015 at 6:00pm
FREE.

Film Screening: Rothko’s Rooms

July 30, 2015 at 6:30pm
FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.


An Evening of Yoga and Art

June 25, 2015 at 6:00pm
FREE.

Dialogues in Art

May 30, 2015 at 2:00pm
FREE, galleries.

ArtsRoll With Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Live, and the Arts Institute

May 28, 2015 at 6:00pm
Skating and food for students! FREE, Lawns, terraces, and museum galleries.

Art Meets Music at the Anderson

May 21, 2015 at 6:00pm
FREE. Galleries.

[VIDEO] Wayne Thiebaud: Painted Worlds

May 12, 2015 at 6:30pm
The Inaugural Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: !Women Art Revolution

April 30, 2015 at 6:00pm
FREE, Denning Family Resource Center.

Jazz Talk: Jazz and Modern Art in America with Loren Schoenberg

April 22, 2015 at 12:00pm
FREE, Denning Family Resource Center.

Thursday Nights at the Anderson! Film Screening: A Good Time to be West

March 26, 2015 at 6:30pm
FREE, Denning Family Resource Center.


Basil Twist – Animating the Inanimate: A Talk on Abstract Experiments in Puppetry and Visual Arts

March 5, 2015 at 6:30pm
FREE, Denning Family Resource Center and galleries.

Thursday Nights at the Anderson! Writing Salon

February 26, 2015 at 6:30pm
FREE, galleries.

Guest Artist Talk: Poet, Elizabeth Alexander

February 20, 2015 at 3:00pm
FREE, Denning Family Resource Center.

Thursday Nights at the Anderson! Film screening: Pollock

January 29, 2015 at 6:00pm
FREE, Denning Family Resource Center.

Abstract Expressionism Forum

November 22, 2014 at 1:30pm
Galleries.


Scene in Action: A Dance and Performance Installation

October 29, 2014 at 6:30pm
FREE, galleries.

Party on the Edge!

October 2, 2014 at 9:00pm
FREE, galleries.

Sound + Vision: Arts Open House Celebrating the Anderson Collection

September 27, 2014 at 5:00pm
FREE, galleries.