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Ocean Park #60

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Hunk, Moo Anderson give modern art masterpieces to Stanford

…8217; ” said Harry “Hunk” Anderson. The museum excursion lasted only half a day, but it turned into a lifetime of collecting art. Fifty years and about 2,000 acquisitions later, “Hunk” and “Moo” Anderson – who made their fortune in the food service business – enjoy the sort of monosyllabic recognition in the American art scene that Sting, Cher and Prince command in pop culture. Kirk McGuire Sc…

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Barrier

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Japanese Dancer Series No. 2 [Makiko]

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Japanese Dancer Series No. 12 [Makiko]

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Makida III

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Wall Painting No. IV

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The Museum of Hunk, Moo & Putter: The Anderson Collection at Stanford will Rock You

…and had to be a part of it.’ Moo enrolled in Stanford to study art history under Albert Eisen, who would play an instrumental role in focusing their collection on new and upcoming artists. They came to know the New York art dealers who handled New York School artists as well as exposing them to West Coast artists. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE Civic Nation BRANDVOICE Tuition Free Community College Opens Doors For Students UNICEF USA BRAND…

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Instead of Changing Leaves, Peep Eight Bay Area Art Shows this Fall

Fall, a season experienced in other climates as crisp weather, woolly sweaters, crunchy leaves and autumnally-appropriate spiced drinks. Here in the Bay Area, September is much the same as August, except with more exciting visual art events on the calendar and a slight spike in temperatures. Don’t know where to start for a healthy dose of excellent art? Here are eight suggestions for not-to-miss exhibitions, installations, public art projects an…

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A new lust for art takes hold in Silicon Valley

…o Alto, would make sense to add to that list. But not so, says Glimcher. “There was no significant presence by a commercial gallery in Silicon Valley,” he explains. “When an amazing thing comes on the market, (art collectors in the area) can’t always get on a plane and go to New York to see them. So now that really amazing thing will come to them.” And there is certainly evidence of an increasing appetite for contemporary and modern art in the su…

Review: Anderson Collection of 20th-century art opens Sept. 21

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The Magic of The Anderson Collection

…it?” Collecting art took them on an exhilarating journey to the new, and stretched their hearts and minds in ways it would not have been possible otherwise. The Gift of Inspiration Today they’ve donated 121 “irreplaceable” artworks to Stanford University, who built a standalone museum for the collection. “It became bigger than a family”, says Hunk Anderson, “it needed to be shared with the world”….

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The Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience

…ed up by this great public display. There is so much to be said about what the gift of this collection will mean for Stanford, for California art and for the public, but I am going to keep it brief here and make just one more point: This collection was put together by a family that has a genuine passion for art. You can see it in the photo of Moo above as she showed up in her sneakers to watch a work being installed, and you could hear it in the…

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Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists

…ean Park #60 Rebekah Goldstein is a San Francisco-based painter. Click here to explore her work. Follow her on Instagram. Artist Marcela Pardo Ariza explores Paul Wonner’s Wine Glass and Postcard (Zurbarán) Marcela Pardo Ariza is a visual artist and curator that explores transhistorical and intergenerational kinship, alternate forms of representation while celebrating the erroneous through constructed photography, prop-like objects and…

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The Cantor and Anderson Collection offer free membership to Class of 2020

The Cantor and Anderson Collection offer free membership to Class of 2020…

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A&E Digest

A&E Digest: Student scholarships, fashion for a cause and more This week’s A&E news by Elizabeth Schwyzer / Palo Alto Weekly Twenty-seven student artists from Santa Clara and San Mateo counties have been awarded scholarships for by the Community School of Music and Arts. Photo courtesy of CSMA. This week, students win art scholarships, a film on feminist art screens at Stanford and international fashion designers sell their goods…

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Anderson Collection at Stanford solidifies Bay Area’s art stature

…suits of art making – and of collecting, done right – generate such telling patterns. Another occurs in a nearby corner space where a cruciform black-on-black square “Abstract Painting, 1966” by Ad Reinhardt flanks Kelly’s “Black Ripe” (1955), in which a bulbous, central, flat black form swells nearly to the edges of a nearly square white canvas. It is almost as if Reinhardt had completed a thought broach…

The Catalogues

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Stanford unveils the Anderson Collection: New museum dedicated to renowned works of American art

…y Patricia Anderson Pence. The history of their collecting is by now the stuff of legend: After a trip to Europe in the 1960s, Hunk and Moo decided to educate themselves about art in order to build a collection. They sought out the best examples by the most noteworthy artists available, and had the good fortune — and foresight — to purchase stellar works by artists working in the Abstract Expressionist movement before prices became pr…

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Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson, art collector and generous friend of Stanford University, dies at 92

…s the family. Some are annotated by the Andersons or signed by authors or artists. The printed materials, housed in the Denning Family Resource Center at the museum, help fulfill the educational mission of the Anderson Collection and has become a vital library and teaching space within the museum. But for Moo, nothing compared to seeing artwork in person. “It’s good to study art in books, but something happens in the presence of the original – it…