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&E Digest

04/17/15|Palo Alto Online

…orian and critic Moira Roth, Stanford chair of Theater and Performance Studies Jennifer DeVere Brody and others. For more information about the event, go to anderson.stanford.edu or call 650-721-6055. 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 f…

Hunk, Moo Anderson give modern art masterpieces to Stanford

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

…p Guston, William Baziotes and Ellsworth Kelly confronted one another across that corridor, making it impossible for the collectors and visitors alike to get any viewing distance on them. “We have never bought a piece about which we said, ‘Oh, it’ll go there,’ ” Moo said. “We buy it and eventually find a place for it.” The Andersons have plenty of art left to fill the walls of their newly deserted living…

Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson dies at 95

02/08/18|Anderson Collection at Stanford University

…ory, including Nathan Oliveira, artist and professor; Albert Elsen, art historian and professor; and Wanda Corn, former chair of the department, all of whom were integral resources to the Andersons as they built their collection. In 1975 the Andersons started a graduate internship program for Stanford doctoral art history students that continues today. More than 30 doctoral candidates at Stanford interned at the Anderson Collection, engaging in i…

On Elite Campuses, an Arts Race

11/13/14|The New York Times

…bona fides. Along with a concert hall that would be the envy of any big city is the Anderson Collection, a home for a trove of postwar modern and contemporary art that opened in September. Due in 2015 is a new art and art history building with long ribbonlike wings for both scholarship and art making, each with its own grand stairway. The University of Chicago signaled a higher profile for studio art, film, theater and music with the 2012 unveil…

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…

The Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience

09/24/14|Huffington Post

…ed up by this great public display. There is so much to be said about what the gift of this collection will mean for Stanford, for California art and for the public, but I am going to keep it brief here and make just one more point: This collection was put together by a family that has a genuine passion for art. You can see it in the photo of Moo above as she showed up in her sneakers to watch a work being installed, and you could hear it in the…

Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists

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

A project of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University Hosted by art historian and the associate director of ITALIC at Stanford, Kim Beil, the micro-video series “Up Close: One Painting Tours with Artists” focuses on a single object in the Anderson Collection, sparking dialogue with a guest artist. This project is made possible by a grant from Stanford Arts and the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. Artist Rebekah Goldstein explor…

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

08/25/15|KQED Arts

…th 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 courtesy of the artist) Constructive Interfer…

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

12/28/18|Forbes Magazine

…al success of the Saga food service company Hunk co-founded that supplied many colleges (including Stanford) and for which they moved from the East Coast to the West. However, in the early 1960s, before their daughter was born, the Andersons traveled to Paris and had a life-changing visit to the Louvre. ‘Something came over us,’ Hunk later recalled. ‘We felt, for the first time, the beauty and excitement of the world of art; and had to be a part…

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

12/11/20|Stanford News

…pottery and medicinal clay to 3D-printed joints and pajamas that restore athletes’ muscles, the use of ceramics for objects rooted in decoration, ritual and utility is as old as it is expansive. The practices of four living artists whose exploration of the medium provides commentary on its past and insight for the future are presented in Formed & Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. An exhi…

The Catalogues

…ling to readers their reflections on and conversations about the artists and works that they personally selected for Left of Center. This is the inaugural publication supported by The Hunk Anderson Memorial Fund, an endowment providing long-term support to the museum for publications. Available for purchase at the museum: $25 non-members, $20 members.   A Family Affair – Modern and Contemporary American Art from the Anderson Collection at St…

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

04/22/21|Palo Alto Online

…tus 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 Linetzky, director of the Anderson Colle…

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)

…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 visual arts. The new museum tracks half a century’s effort – stunningly successful – at self-education in art by Peninsula collectors Harry…

Anderson Collection opens to public on Sept. 21

09/19/14|The Stanford Daily

…Pollock’s “Lucifer” (1947), an oil and enamel drip painting on canvas. Jason Linetzky, who acted as the manager for the private collection while it was housed at the family’s Bay Area ranch home, will serve as the Anderson Collection’s director. The Collection is located at 314 Lomita Drive, and Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects designed the 33,000-square-foot, $36 million building. Ennead Architects was also responsible for designing the 1998…

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…