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…

Hunk, Moo Anderson give modern art masterpieces to Stanford

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

…n – 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 Sculpture kirkmcguire.com Amazing Bronze Sculptures & Tables LTD ­ Fine Art & Furnishings On Sept. 21, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University will open its doors to the public for the first time. The new campus gallery will perman…

Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson dies at 95

02/08/18|Anderson Collection at Stanford University

…te it in perpetuity, so that it could be used, shared and seen, reflected his philosophy that art can and should inspire all of us. All of us at Stanford will always have the deepest affection for Hunk as a generous, big-hearted man.” To date, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University has been seen by nearly 250,000 visitors. Every work in the museum is viewable online and the collection has grown through gifts from other members of the comm…

How the Stanford Arts District grew from a midair inspiration

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

…million.” The McMurtrys had developed an interest in art while they were undergraduates at Rice University in Houston, and it escalated when they came west in 1957. He took a job at Sylvania and enrolled in a part-time program to work toward a graduate degree in electrical engineering at Stanford. Once he had his doctorate in 1962 and was working full time, “my wife and I would go to the art fairs at Foothill College and buy a little…

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

11/06/13|KQED

…quirement that every freshman make some kind of art in their first year at the school. The real fun on Tuesday’s tour was the chance to 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 fr…

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

09/18/14|Contra Costa Times

…r the art of the French Impressionists. He was one of the founders of Saga food services, and when they returned to the Bay Area they could afford to begin collecting art by Renoir and Monet.   But they couldn’t buy paintings the way museums could. So they put aside the 19th century Frenchmen and turned to the painters Harry Anderson now calls “the saints” of American art: the creators of Abstract Expressionism in the yea…

The Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience

09/24/14|Huffington Post

…oted 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 Stanford campus a genuine arts destination. “Overnight,” says Christopher Knight of the LA Times, “the Anderson Collection catapults Stanford into the top tier of American unive…

The Magic of The Anderson Collection

10/08/14|Huffington Post

…ghtiness. I like that the fact that the outer-shell is understated, projecting a sense of humility and deference to the art it encloses. Once inside though, one is in for a treat. And a treat it is indeed! Slow stairs take visitors to the first floor where the art resides. There is no art on the stair walls. “It gives visitors a chance to cleanse their mind”, explains Olcott. As we walk up the stairs, an oversized and inviting Clyffor…

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…

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

12/28/18|Forbes Magazine

…bility to provide a meaningful encounter with the art it presents. Which is why The Anderson as successful it is in the experience it provides is worth a visit. In the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, one still has the opportunity to commune with Hunk, Moo and Putter’s treasures and see, taste and feel how Art rocks your brain. I am an award-winning journalist and producer who has created print, video and online media content for In…

‘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…

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

…nts who have been awarded scholarships for the continued study of visual art. The students, who range from first to eighth grade, come from Santa Clara and San Mateo 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 AR…

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…

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

…nford University and Stanford University Press Representing the breadth of the artist’s oeuvre, this book offers insights into the development of Manuel Neri’s sculpture and a fresh perspective on his contributions to contemporary art. With approximately 400 color images, it captures Neri’s engagement with modernism, tradition, and humanity’s struggle to understand itself. Writings include a foreword by Jason Linetzky, Director of the Anderson Co…

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…