Timeless Clock

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

…odern 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 onto broken axes that transgress the rough perimeter of an open circle. The resul…

Stanford Builds Arts District With $36 Million Postwar Museum

09/19/14|Bloomberg Business Week

…Stanford, which first made its reputation as an engineering school, the building is the second of three projects to create an arts district around its flagship museum, the Cantor Center. The nearby $112 million Bing Concert Hall opened in 2013, and next year will see the completion of the $85 million McMurtry Building to house the Art and Art History Department, whose programs have been scattered across the campus near Palo Alto. The Anderson Col…

Hunk, Moo Anderson give modern art masterpieces to Stanford

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

…e same books, we’ve all looked at the same pictures, ” Moo said, “and that’s how you get to see things the same way. Hunk and I have never asked one another to give up and say, ‘I’m going to buy it whether you like it or not.’ There’s too much good art to be had to argue about something that one of us doesn’t really like.” Call them Hunk and Moo At first, some people might feel uncomfort…

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…

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

09/18/14|Contra Costa Times

…r 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 now calls “the saints” of American art: the creators of Abstract Expressionism in the yea…

How the Stanford Arts District grew from a midair inspiration

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

…t while they were undergraduates at Rice University in Houston, and it escalated when they came west in 1957. He took a job at Sylvania and enrolled in a part-time program to work toward a graduate degree in electrical engineering at Stanford. Once he had his doctorate in 1962 and was working full time, “my wife and I would go to the art fairs at Foothill College and buy a little tiny thing,” he says. “One thing led to another.&…

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

11/06/13|KQED

…quirement that every freshman make some kind of art in their first year at the school. The real fun on Tuesday’s tour was the chance to see some of the work the Andersons have collected since they got hooked on art after a 1964 visit to the Louvre in Paris. A better eye than mine has noted the Anderson collection is a careful balance between abstract and figurative works. The Andersons have had the money to buy the best. Harry Anderson and two fr…

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

…easily have been called “East Meets West.” The concept of migrating ideas is why pride of place goes to Clyfford Still’s 9-by-12-foot painting 1957-J No. 1 (1957). Still is the link that unites the East and West Coasts. When he came to San Francisco to teach in the mid-1940s, he brought the gestural, painterly style of New York abstraction. His pupils transformed it in the 1950s into a local variation called Bay Area Figuration,…