Barrier

Vija Celmins, 1985-1986, oil and wax on linen, 70 x 72 in.
Barrier, 1985-1986

  Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists Barrier Hosted by art historian and the associate director of ITALIC at Stanford, Kim Beil, the micro-video series focuses on a single object in the Anderson Collection, sparking dialogue with a guest artist. Kim spoke with artist Davina Semo about Vija Celmins’ Barrier. Explore the Up Close Series   “The images are not from observations of nature, but are ’found images’ fr…

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

04/22/21|Palo Alto Online

…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

09/09/14|SF Gate, Kenneth Baker (reprinted with permission from the San Francisco Chronicle)

…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…

The Magic of The Anderson Collection

10/08/14|Huffington Post

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…

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

08/25/15|KQED Arts

…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 Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience

09/24/14|Huffington Post

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

05/13/14|SFGate, Sam Whiting (reprinted with permission from the San Francisco Chronicle)

…ry very, very hard to get,” McMurtry says, “so I decided to call Hunk, who I barely knew, in June of 2004.” That conversation was still going in 2008 when the announcement was made of the lead donors to the McMurtry Building for the Art and Art History. “It helped in dealing with the Andersons,” McMurtry says. “They got to see a lot of real action.” In 2011, Hunk and Moo Anderson, along with their daughte…

Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson dies at 95

02/08/18|Anderson Collection at Stanford University

…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…

Hot Art Bling the New Thing on the Peninsula

04/27/16|KQED Arts

…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…

On Elite Campuses, an Arts Race

11/13/14|The New York Times

…rchitecture, music and theater. The capstone was the $135 million overhaul of the Yale University Art Gallery in 2012. Ennead Architects restored and merged three obstreperous buildings of varying ages. The project allowed curators to put so much on view it was as if a great metropolitan art museum had materialized out of thin air. Attendance has doubled to more than 200,000 annual visitors. Stanford University is building an entire arts district…

Stanford’s art explosion in heart of Silicon Valley

05/12/14|SFGate, Sam Whiting (reprinted with permission from the San Francisco Chronicle)

…und for the fall opening of the Anderson Collection, a stand-alone museum for postwar American art, and the fall 2015 opening of the McMurtry Building for Art and Art History, both flanking the Cantor Arts Center. Add in the Bing Concert Hall, which opened in 2013 a few hundred yards from the museum, and you have the Stanford Arts District, a $227 million investment, all made within the same 10 years that funding for the arts was being slashed ev…

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

10/24/19|Stanford News

…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…

Creations of Space and Light

02/22/16|San Jose Mercury News

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…

Star Quality: A Portrait of the Anderson Collection

09/01/14|art ltd.

…raordinary energy for a man of 92, suggests and tweaks it all. The new building opens to the public on September 21, 2014. Docent-led tours will be available starting in October. Perhaps it is no accident that the Anderson family built their collection in the West, where innovation and risk-taking are part and parcel of daily life. Saga Corporation, founded in 1948 by Hunk Anderson and two partners at Hobart College in Geneva, NY, served food in…

A new lust for art takes hold in Silicon Valley

05/15/17|SF Chronicle

…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

06/05/20|A project of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University

…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…

‘Formed & Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics’ at the Anderson Collection breaks the mold

12/11/20|Stanford News

…atures 11 works by Kathy Butterly, Kahlil Robert Irving, Simone Leigh and Brie Ruais – was postponed from spring 2020 and will be on view upon the museum’s reopening, hopefully in early 2021. A virtual tour of the show is available online now. “By sharing the work and voices of these contemporary artists, our visitors can engage with current issues while reflecting on work in the permanent collection,” said Jason Linetzky, director of the Anderso…

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

12/28/18|Forbes Magazine

Tom Teicholz Contributor Arts I write about culture and the cult of luxury On a recent trip to San Francisco, I decided to make a short detour to the Anderson Collection at Stanford University (easily reachable by public transport from San Francisco or from the airport) – it is very much worth the trip. The Anderson Collection is very much focused on American Art of the 20thCentury in general, with a specific concentration on West Coast…

A&E Digest

04/17/15|Palo Alto Online

…t of the ninth annual STYLE fashion event and sale. The independent fashion showcase takes place Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Mountain View Center (701 E. El Camino Real). Tickets are $10 online or at the door, and proceeds from the sales go to support the Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Survivorship Program. To learn more, go to style2015.lucentestudi…