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A new start for art at Stanford: Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection reopen

…aude Brezinski. Mitchell, who is the curator of prints, drawings and photographs, has worked at the museum since 2010. Brezinski is the executive director of development for the arts and has led capital campaigns and annual giving programs at the university for more than 20 years. She played a key role in fundraising efforts for the university’s arts district, which encompasses the two museums, the Bing Concert Hall and the McMurtry Buildin…


Hunk, Moo Anderson give modern art masterpieces to Stanford

…creations by greats perhaps less familiar, such as David Smith, Morris Louis, Philip Guston and Ellsworth Kelly. 58°F San Francisco Search Sign In Register News Sports Business A&E Food Living Travel Columns Cars Jobs Real Estate Find&Save9/8/2014 Hunk, Moo Anderson give modern art masterpieces to Stanford – SFGate http://www.sfgate.com/art/article/Hunk-Moo-Anderson-give-modern-art-masterpieces-5740472.php 2/3 Pollock’s abstra…

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

…unhealthy and obsessive habits, the material for a sculptural installation. Tamra Seal. (Photo by the artist) 2 x 2 Solos: Leah Rosenberg 2 x 2 Solos: Tamra Seal Pro Arts Sept. 29 – Nov. 13, 2015 Two for the price of one! Even though Pro Arts doesn’t charge admission, this is still a great deal. The 2 x 2 Solos program, if you’re unfamiliar with it, pairs an emerging Bay Area artist with an emerging Bay Area curator and provides a real — not…


The Magic of The Anderson Collection

Pollock’s Lucifer now resides at Stanford University and is welcoming visitors. The news is of significance to everyone for reasons described in this article. Lucifer, the crown jewel of the Anderson Collection, moved to Stanford with a retinue of 120 colorful accomplices he’s befriended while living at the Andersons’ residence. The whole gang is now happily installed in a custom-designed museum on the Stanford campus. With ro…


The Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience

The Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience Posted: 09/24/2014 2:51 pm EDT  Updated: 2 hours ago Visiting the newly-opened Anderson Collection at Stanford requires taking everything — your body and your expectations — up a level. After entering the building’s main lobby — which will cost you nothing as the Anderson is free — you will ascend a grand staircase that plateaus at the building&#8217…

How the Stanford Arts District grew from a midair inspiration


“Reaching Towards Warmer Suns”: A Q&A with artist Kiyan Williams ’13

The Stanford Daily sat down with artist and writer Kiyan Williams ’13. One of their exhibits, “Reaching Towards Warmer Suns,” is currently being featured at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University from Jul. 29 to Dec. 5. Williams has also created numerous other works of art, such as “Pig Roast,” inspired by police violence toward Black people. They previously worked at Virginia Commonwealth University and served as a fellow with New Yor…


Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson dies at 95

…ation and, with his wife, Mary Margaret “Moo,” and daughter, Mary Patricia “Putter,” a devoted art collector. In 2011, Stanford announced that it would become home to the core of the Anderson Collection, one of the most outstanding private collections of 20th-century American art in the world. The collection of 121 works by 86 artists housed in an award-winning building designed by Ennead Architects in Stanford’s arts district opened to the publi…

On Elite Campuses, an Arts Race


Hot Art Bling the New Thing on the Peninsula

…s public investment in the arts as assistant director of Palo Alto’s Community Services Department. “Because the cost of living is so high, and the cost of doing business is so high.” But the very same economic boom has created more people in a position to invest in art. Pace, Halpern says, could well be the harbinger of things to come. “That they took this risk to come here to see what they could do, see if there was a collector base they could…

Stanford’s art explosion in heart of Silicon Valley


A new lust for art takes hold in Silicon Valley

…capitalists and tech execs as clients. A show of his works, “Big Boy,” is on view at Whitney Modern through May 28. San Mateo interior designer Kendra Nash often turns to Bryant Street Gallery for her clients. “They cultivate some of the most innovative and talented artists, at all different price points,” says Nash, who is especially fond of painter Karl Pilato. For further inspiration and education on contemporary art, a must-visit is the 3-ye…


Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists

…Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco), and Parts & Labor (Beacon). Semo had three gallery solo shows in 2019: one at Marlborough Contemporary (New York) in January, one at Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco) in March, and one at Ribordy Thetaz (Geneva) in November. She opened her first solo museum exhibition at the di Rosa Museum (Napa) in February 2020. Semo lives and works in San Francisco. Discover more of her work http://davina…


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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Reaching Towards Warmer Suns


Creations of Space and Light

By Anna Koster For The Daily News Pushing boundaries has been the life work of Robert Irwin. His six-decade exploration of perception as the fundamental issue of art has expanded ideas of what art can be and can do. Irwin will speak about his work on March 10 at Stanford’s Cemex Auditorium. Irwin, born in 1928, in Long Beach, started as a painter in the 1950s with an abstract expressionist style, but quickly began removing all that was not…


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

…oks and catalogs. BY BETH GIUDICESSI AND ROBIN WANDER Stanford donor Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson died Oct. 22 at her Bay Area Peninsula home surrounded by her family. She was 92. In 2011, Moo, her late husband, Harry “Hunk” Anderson, and their daughter, Mary Patricia “Putter” Anderson Pence, pledged the core of the family’s 20th-century American art collection to Stanford University. The original collection of 121 works by 86 artists housed…