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…

The Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience

09/24/14|Huffington Post

…g’s dedication on September 18, Stanford’s President John Hennessy praised the Anderson’s gift of 121 works by 86 artists as a “gift for the generations” and also noted with great pride that the Anderson would play a key role in the remarkable and ongoing “Stanford Arts Initiative.” If you think Stanford is just a tech-incubator with a football stadium, think again: the opening of the Anderson makes the S…

How the Stanford Arts District grew from a midair inspiration

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

…separate from Cantor. The McMurtry Building, at 96,000 square feet on four levels, will be three times the size of Anderson and cost more than twice as much, $85 million. The design is angular and sleek, with a wraparound zinc skin. It won’t open until fall of 2015, but it will be completed a year from now, and McMurtry is pushing the schedule. “I’ve got a request in to the land and buildings people that it would be really neat…

Hunk, Moo Anderson give modern art masterpieces to Stanford

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

…on in Geneva, and Hunk introduced me as Murma Ransford, which is what my parents called me. And a guy at the end of the bar said, ‘Moo Moo? What a funny name.’ So we shortened it to Moo.” During his senior year in college, Hunk and two close friends (who would become his lifelong business partners) sold Hobart College on the idea of providing its meals for students not living in fraternity houses, a service that was costing the…

Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson dies at 95

02/08/18|Anderson Collection at Stanford University

…urrounded by his family. He was 95. Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson(Image credit: L.A. Cicero) Anderson was the founder of the food service company Saga Corporation 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…

Hot Art Bling the New Thing on the Peninsula

04/27/16|KQED Arts

…’s one of the artists who’s benefited from Palo Alto’s city-sponsored, affordable studio space. (Photo: Courtesy of Michal Gavish) “Artists and arts groups can be considered here an endangered species,” says Rhyena Halpern, who oversees the city’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 e…

On Elite Campuses, an Arts Race

11/13/14|The New York Times

…aid Mr. Lentz, whose puff of white hair matches his translucent round glasses. “They are debated, as is the role of humanities here and everywhere. ” Yale set the bar high in the 1990s with its half-billion-dollar master plan that included renovations and new buildings for art, art history, architecture, music and theater. The capstone was the $135 million overhaul of the Yale University Art Gallery in 2012. Ennead Architects restored and merged…

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…

Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists

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

…s 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 handmade bending frames and installations. Ariza is the recipient of the Tosa Studio Award 2017, a Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award and an Alternative Exposure grantee (2018). Ar…

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

04/22/21|Palo Alto Online

…is now being led by two interim directors, Elizabeth Mitchell and Maude 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 encompa…

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…

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

08/25/15|KQED Arts

…ember 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 and blink-and-you’ll-miss-them shows in venues around the Bay Area that vary from major museums to tiny galleries. Tauba Auerbach, ‘Untitled (Fold),’ 2010. (Photo co…

Visit

Temporary Summer Closure May 3, 2021 – Fall 2021 Please note: The Anderson Collection is closed for building maintenance and will reopen in the Fall. You can continue to enjoy great art online at Museums From Home and by visiting our friends and next-door neighbors at the Cantor. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you again soon!…

A&E Digest

04/17/15|Palo Alto Online

…55. FASHION FOR A CAUSE … One of a kind textiles, jewelry, bags, children’s clothes and more will be offered for sale as part 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 fr…

Anderson Collection at Stanford solidifies Bay Area’s art stature

09/20/14|SF Gate, Kenneth Baker (reprinted with permission from the San Francisco Chronicle)

…Collection at Stanford University opens to the public this Sunday, visitors will be rewarded with a breathtaking introduction to one of the world’s most important private collections. The long-anticipated institution, adjacent to the Cantor Arts Center, features a formidable cache of modern and contemporary art and certifies the Bay Area’s growing international stature as a destination for lovers and scholars of 20th and 21st century…

Anderson Collection opens to public on Sept. 21

09/19/14|The Stanford Daily

…ts new Stanford University home this Sunday, Sept. 21, in a freestanding pavilion next to the Cantor Arts Center in the University’s growing arts district. Members of the Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection can also attend a special preview of the museum on Sept. 20. Opening day festivities will include food trucks, music, activities and digital tours. Admission is free, and while visitors can reserve timed tickets online at anderson.s…

The Catalogues

…Published by Anderson Collection at Stanford University and Delmonico Books-Prestel This catalogue presents one of the most outstanding private collections of 20th-century American art in the world and tells the story of how the collection evolved and eventually found a new home at Stanford University. Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Frank Stella—these are just some of the artists represented in the r…

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

12/11/20|Stanford News

…erson Collection at Stanford University. An exhibition of ceramics highlights artists who are reshaping ceramics in concept and craftsmanship. The exhibition – which features 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 the…

Palette Cleanser: A new campus museum quietly serves up a visual banquet

12/02/14|Architectural Record

…s museum quietly serves up a visual banquet. By Lydia Lee It’s tempting for designers to try to turn art museums into works of art themselves. But what if the client’s directive is just the opposite? A new campus museum in the Bay Area by the New York–based firm Ennead Architects may disappoint those hoping for a bigger architectural statement. However, as designed to house the 121 works of the Anderson Collection, a choice selection of postwar A…