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Presidential Residency on the Future of the Arts 2020-2021

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Hunk, Moo Anderson give modern art masterpieces to Stanford

Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson didn’t know much about art – they’d dabbled in antiques – before they first visited Paris in 1964 and made their way into the Louvre. “We became so enamored with the visual experience that on the way home, we looked at each other and said, ‘How could all this have been going on and we not have been a part of it?’ ” said Harry “Hunk” Anderson. The muse…

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Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson dies at 95

Art collector and Stanford donor Harry “Hunk” Anderson dies at 95 The longtime friend of the university welcomed Stanford graduate students to study the art in his home and office, and then he and his family made the collection accessible to the world through a transformative gift. BY ROBIN WANDER Stanford neighbor, friend and philanthropist Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson died on Feb. 7 at his Bay Area Peninsula home surrounded by his family….

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Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists

…made possible by a grant from Stanford Arts and the Anderson Collection at Stanford University. Artist Rebekah Goldstein explores Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park #60 Rebekah Goldstein is a San Francisco-based painter. Click here to explore her work. Follow her on Instagram. Artist Marcela Pardo Ariza explores Paul Wonner’s Wine Glass and Postcard (Zurbarán) Marcela Pardo Ariza is a visual artist and curator that explores transhistori…

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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 Magic of The Anderson Collection

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…

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The Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience

The Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience Posted: 09/24/2014 2:51 pm EDT  Updated: 2 hours ago Visiting the newly-opened Anderson Collection at Stanford requires taking everything — your body and your expectations — up a level. After entering the building’s main lobby — which will cost you nothing as the Anderson is free — you will ascend a grand staircase that plateaus at the building&#8217…

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Harry ‘Hunk’ Anderson, modern art collector and philanthropist, dies at 95

…dollars. Harry W. Anderson was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Corning, N.Y., and raised in the small town in the state’s Southern Tier, south of the Finger Lakes region. His father was from Sweden and his mother from Norway. During World War II, he served in the Army on a crew that built a pipeline from India to Burma. He came home in 1946 with an Army-issue haircut and used the GI Bill to enroll at Hobart College in New York, where he hit on an idea to…

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Stanford arts don’t take a break

The end of the calendar year is a time for first and last chances at the Cantor Arts Center, and the opportunity to revisit favorite works across campus. Loose in Some Real Tropics: Robert Rauschenberg’s “Stoned Moon” Projects, 1969–70 opens at the Cantor on Saturday, Dec. 20, and runs through Mar. 16, 2015. In 1969, American artist Robert Rauschenberg was invited by the NASA Art Program to document the launch of Apollo 11, the…

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Hot Art Bling the New Thing on the Peninsula

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…

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Anderson Collection at Stanford University to be displayed in an elegant new home

Part of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University: David Park, ‘Four Women,’ 1959, oil on canvas, 57 x 75 3/8 in., courtesy Hackett | Mill, San Francisco The Anderson Collection at Stanford University has reached another on-schedule milestone in the trek toward beginning construction this summer and opening its doors in 2014. The Stanford Board of Trustees approved Ennead Architects‘ building design at their meeting this…

Newsmaker Interview: Ennead’s Richard Olcott Designs a New Museum for Stanford University

Stanford’s art explosion in heart of Silicon Valley

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Forms That Don’t Yet Exist: Kiyan Williams Interviewed by Louis Bury

…se they’re Earth artists who worked with their hands rather than large machines. Buchanan worked in the American South and was concerned with how the land holds history and memory. LB How would you characterize your own work’s relationship to place and site? KW I’m interested in understanding my relationship to the US through the African Diaspora as a way to acknowledge the erased or ignored histories embedded in the land because of settler colo…

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

A new start for art at Stanford: Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection reopen Sheryl Nonnenberg 7-8 minutes After more than a year of closure, Stanford University’s major art museums — Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection at Stanford — are open again. A visit to campus reveals that, while some things have remained the same (the venerable Rodin sculpture collection, for example), there have been some significant c…