Barrier

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

…nbsp; 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’ from…

Hunk, Moo Anderson give modern art masterpieces to Stanford

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

…at the same pictures, ” Moo said, “and that’s how you get to see things the same way. Hunk and I have never asked one another to give up and say, ‘I’m going to buy it whether you like it or not.’ There’s too much good art to be had to argue about something that one of us doesn’t really like.” Call them Hunk and Moo At first, some people might feel uncomfortable addressing two of America’…

How the Stanford Arts District grew from a midair inspiration

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

…on on the open market, according to one estimate. University funds and private donations covered the $30 million cost of the two-story building to house it. The same funding mechanism is covering the majority of the cost for the McMurtry Building. These new buildings will flank the Cantor Arts Center and form a triangle off in a corner of campus where sleek modernist architecture and shiny siding won’t clash with the Romanesque sandstone of…

The Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience

09/24/14|Huffington Post

…d frankly I took that as a compliment. I think that one of the most valuable things that the Anderson Collection is going to do over time is to create a conversation between postwar art from both coasts. Along with Pollock, De Kooning and Rothko there are three Diebenkorns, three Oliveiras, two terrific Paul Wonners and a great David Park. Elmer Bischoff and Joan Brown are conspicuously absent, but you can see their work — and two more fine…

Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson dies at 95

02/08/18|Anderson Collection at Stanford University

…vived by his wife, Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson; daughter, Mary Patricia “Putter” Anderson Pence, an art advisor in Los Angeles; and granddaughter Devin Pence, a first-year student at Stanford Graduate School of Business. The family plans to have a private burial but looks forward to hosting a celebration of Hunk’s life in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Anderson Collection at Stanford University online. Checks can a…

Hot Art Bling the New Thing on the Peninsula

04/27/16|KQED Arts

The coming relaunch of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has lots of people buzzing in anticipation. But downtown San Francisco is not the only place where truly exciting things are happening on the visual arts front. Super-star artist James Turrell, for instance, is touching down in Palo Alto with a pocket-sized exhibition this week, ahead of a major retrospective of his work at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art in late May. Turrell is…

On Elite Campuses, an Arts Race

11/13/14|The New York Times

…radical overhaul by the architect Renzo Piano. He saved only the shell of the chaste, red-brick Fogg Museum and its interior courtyard, extending it upward in sheets of glass and elegant trusswork. Galleries wrap the new public space, but so do a materials lab, an art-conservation suite and a study center, where students, faculty and visitors can learn from the collection of 250,000 objects. It’s an intricate puzzle piece, serving many agendas,…

Elite Collection of Modern Masters to Anchor Stanford’s Growing ‘Arts District’

11/06/13|KQED

…see some of the work the Andersons have collected since they got hooked on art after a 1964 visit to the Louvre in Paris. A better eye than mine has noted the Anderson collection is a careful balance between abstract and figurative works. The Andersons have had the money to buy the best. Harry Anderson and two friends founded Saga Foods (now owned by Marriott) in 1948 while students at New York state’s Hobart College, and Anderson, 93, said toda…

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

09/18/14|Contra Costa Times

…any stuffiness — but is named simply the Anderson Collection at Stanford University.     Housed in a $36 million building designed by Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects, the collection enjoys 15,000 square feet of exhibition space, where 104 paintings, sculptures and other works are currently displayed. (The entire collection numbers 121 pieces.)   It opens to the public Sept. 21. As at Stanford’s adjacent Cantor Arts…

The Magic of The Anderson Collection

10/08/14|Huffington Post

…rs and artists. They filled their home with masterpieces, welcoming each as a new family member. Living with art is a joy only collectors can appreciate. “When you get to live with art, everyday it changes”, says Moo Anderson. Fast-forward 50 years, they’ve collected one of the world’s most outstanding private assemblies of modern and contemporary American art. The wherewithal came from a flourishing business venture (Saga…

Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists

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

…ile 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). Ariza holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, is a co-founder of Womxn Art Handlers and a current member of the Curatorial Council at Southern Exposure. You can discov…

A&E Digest

04/17/15|Palo Alto Online

…County Schools, and were nominated by their classroom teachers based on their talent, hard work and demonstrated interest in art. The stduetns will be invited to take part in CSMA art programs. Those interested in learning more can go to arts4all.org or call 650-917-6800. FEMINIST ART ON FILM … On Thursday, April 30 at 6 p.m., the Anderson Collection at Stanford University will host a free screening of filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson’s…

Anderson Collection opens to public on Sept. 21

09/19/14|The Stanford Daily

…to the public at its 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 o…

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! Museum Reopening Hours Monday-Sunday: The museum is closed for building mainte…

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)

…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…

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

04/22/21|Palo Alto Online

…” Neither would comment on the status of the search for a permanent new museum director but Matthew Tiews, interim senior associate vice president for the arts, said the university “will launch a search for the next director of the Cantor Arts Center in the next few months.” During the closure, the museums made considerable efforts to remain relevant via virtual offerings, including online exhibitions, tours and lectures. Jason…

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

08/25/15|KQED Arts

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…

The Catalogues

…nd Humanities, Stanford’s Department of Art & Art History, and essays by noted scholar Bruce Nixon which all illustrate Neri’s lifelong involvement with the most creative traditions to capture the modern age—in all its contradictions, vulnerabilities, and possibilities—in the enduring mirror of the human body. Available for purchase at the museum: $40 non-members, $32 members. To order online click here.  …

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

12/28/18|Forbes Magazine

…t notably to the San Francisco Museum of Art and eventually they established the Anderson Collection at Stanford where admission is free (in the short film one can watch the artworks leaving their home). The Ground floor features a space for temporary exhibitions. When I visited there was an exhibition called Salon Style II, which featured a grouping of works on paper by several of the artists in the collection shown salon-style, which is to say…