Welcome to the Anderson Collection
Stanford University's free museum of modern and contemporary American art

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11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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1957-J No. 1 (PH-142)

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Candy Counter

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Wall Painting No. IV

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Family Programs

Hostile Terrain 94
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Hostile Terrain 94

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The Do List: Cy and David’s Picks

…an go for dinner and a show. With help from Redwood City, they’re trying something ambitious these next two days in celebration of Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16), a Mariachi Festival with Coro Redes Y Cantos de Chapala, a chorus of men and women from Jalisco in Mexico, and Mariachi Los Reyes de Los Angeles (mariachi bravado). The Chronicle featured a spread on local mariachi in the pink section a few days ago, if you want to learn more. Deta…

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

…artists. They came to know the New York art dealers who handled New York School artists as well as exposing them to West Coast artists. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE Civic Nation BRANDVOICE Tuition Free Community College Opens Doors For Students UNICEF USA BRANDVOICE Children Uprooted: The Things They Carried Their collection began to fill their home. In a short film that can be viewed at the Anderson collection Putter recalls tha…

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Hunk, Moo Anderson give modern art masterpieces to Stanford

…iott Corp. in 1986, but also by their growing art assets. Longtime supporters of Stanford, the Andersons decided in mid-2011 that the university would receive the cream of their highly coveted holdings after school President John Hennessy offered to construct a dedicated building for it as part of his campus-wide Arts Initiative. The Andersons’ affinity for Stanford can be traced not only to the art education they received from historians E…

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Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson dies at 95

…sor; 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 intensive study and organizing exhibitions drawn f…

Self-Guided Tours Developed by Stanford Students

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Why US universities are investing in their art museums

…a museum for the coveted Anderson Collection of post-war US art—to create an arts district at the front door of its campus. These facilities support a new requirement that every student take at least one course in creative expression. They can choose from more than 300 classes across departments, from studio art to graphic animation. “We’re seeing significant numbers of students who aren’t arts majors taking more than six of these classes and, f…

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Eamon Ore-Giron Named to Presidential Residency at the Anderson Collection at Stanford University

…painter, Eamon Ore-Giron combines architectural shapes—circles, triangles, arches, rectangles—in bold colors and interlocking compositions. His approach is also one of intersections: across media, cultures, identities, generations and geographies. We are delighted to collaborate with the Institute for Diversity in the Arts to bring this dynamic artist and thinker to our gallery spaces and classrooms.” Ore-Giron’s work draws on motifs from indigen…

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Eamon Ore-Giron: Non Plus Ultra

Presidential Residency on the Future of the Arts 2020-2021

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The Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience

…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…

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The Magic of The Anderson Collection

…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…

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Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists

…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…