Timeless Clock

David Smith, 1957, silver, 20 3/8 x 26 x 6 1/2 in.
Timeless Clock, 1957

…am Rubin, who was named Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1969. For many years, Rubin was an important guide for the Andersons, offering a direct link to the New York art scene of the sixties and seventies. -Sidney Simon, PhD ‘18   Learning Guide Jennifer Field, PhD Executive Director of the David Smith Estate In Timeless Clock, Smith welded together silver rods of varying lengths and widths…

Stanford Builds Arts District With $36 Million Postwar Museum

09/19/14|Bloomberg Business Week

…ntor Center has organized “Robert Frank in America,” an exhibition of photographs by the Swiss emigre best known for the 1959 book “The Americans.” The show features 130 of Frank’s images from the ’50s and ’60s, most from Stanford’s permanent collection and including a few from the classic book. Curated by Peter Galassi, formerly of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the exhibition offers fresh images in the same unsentimental style as “The Am…

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…

REPORT: Stanford

01/24/14|art ltd.

…uential… educational experiment” replacing “the Beautiful, the Profound and the Moving.” For serious art-museum fans in the Bay Area, however, there is good news. The Anderson Collection at Stanford University will open in a new 30,000-square-foot building in the fall of 2014. Last month, a handful of Bay Area cognoscenti got an inside view of the new building, and plans for the collection. The Anderson Collection originat…

Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists

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

…s a visual artist living and working in San Francisco, CA. Originally from the U.K., she has lived in the States for just over 8 years. Deeman’s work explores portraiture and its traditions through the intersections of gender, race, and ethnic identities. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK; Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, and New Orleans…

Free Museums’ Membership for the Class of 2020!

06/02/20|Stanford Art Museums

The Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection at Stanford University miss seeing you. We are eager to welcome you back to campus, share art and connect over ideas. Now through August 31, 2020, we are offering all Stanford graduates in the class of 2020 one year of free Ambassador membership ($100 value*) to both museums. Each membership covers up to two adults and children within a single household. To get your FREE membership, fill out t…

A Private Passion Goes Public: Stanford’s Anderson Collection

10/22/14|Art in America

by Carol Strickland The Anderson Collection at Stanford University, designed by Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects. Photo Tim Griffith.  ADVERTISEMENT Stanford University, a hub of innovative entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley and the origin of the “sharing economy” (think Uber and Airbnb), is now home to a magnificent example of art sharing. The Anderson Collection, a new museum that is part of Stanford’s pu…

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

11/06/13|KQED

I got a preview Tuesday of a coming arts district and curriculum at Stanford University and the truly drool-worthy collection of modern art that will help anchor it. Jason Linetzky, director of Stanford’s Anderson Collection, led a small group of journalists around the collection at an office complex just off Sand Hill Road. Harry Anderson and his wife Mary are donating 121 paintings and drawings plus a small art library to Stanford, including w…

How the Stanford Arts District grew from a midair inspiration

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

…edee, and Stanford President John Hennessy. Hennessy sat in back working at his laptop until the moment he moved forward to the seat opposite McMurtry. “Middle of the country somewhere,” is how McMurtry recalls it. “He said, ‘I really want to get this consolidation of art and art history near Cantor. Would you guys do a lead gift for it?’ ” Hennessy returned to his seat while “we thought about it for abou…

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

09/18/14|Contra Costa Times

Fifty years ago, Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson visited Paris and discovered a shared passion for 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 no…