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Hunk, Moo Anderson give modern art masterpieces to Stanford

…a prime rib, and we’d hired a chef – well, a real good cook.” Their success at Hobart soon led to contracts with William Smith, and then Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Discovering their passion Hunk and Moo were married in 1950, and their first 15 years together were consumed with the business and parenthood. In 1962, Saga partners decided to relocate company headquarters to Menlo Park. By the time the Andersons moved from Oberl…

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Joan Brown with Neri Sculpture I

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Joan Brown Seated in Studio 13

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Joan Brown Seated

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Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson dies at 95

…ll 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 community. Head and hands collection Harry W. Anderson was born in Corning, New York. His father and mother immigrated to the…

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

How the Stanford Arts District grew from a midair inspiration

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The Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience

…between Pollock’s Lucifer and Mark Rothko’s Pink and White Over Red is pretty cool, but what I came to see were the Bay Area paintings. A painter friend who doesn’t quite share my taste once called me “one of those David Park people,” and 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…

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The Magic of The Anderson Collection

…ce 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 room to spread and a loving staff, they now have the means to receive visitors daily. You should visit. Besides bed…

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Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists

…cted 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 discover her work here https://www.marcelapardo.com

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The Cantor and Anderson Collection offer free membership to Class of 2020

The Cantor and Anderson Collection offer free membership to Class of 2020…

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

…e 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 Intel, The Museum of Tolerance and The Milken Family Foundation; and my work has appeared on The Huffington Post, Newsweek.com, The…

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Anderson Collection at Stanford solidifies Bay Area’s art stature

…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 broached by…

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A&E Digest

…ers sell their goods for a good cause. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS … The Mountain View-based arts nonprofit, Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), has announced the names of 27 students 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 wo…

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Creations of Space and Light

…llery wall and exact placement of four spotlights. When properly displayed, the disk is otherworldly. It appears to be floating. The disk blends with its shadows, which in turn seem to take on substance and merge with the disk. Prolonged gazing can make a viewer feel that he or she is levitating along with the work. Advertisement One work in this series commands its own wall at the Anderson Collection at Stanford. A conveniently placed bench aids…

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

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