The Anderson Collection at Stanford University, housed in a new, 33,000-square-foot facility designed by Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects, is to open to the public on Sept. 21.
The noted private collections of 20th-century American art includes works ranging from those of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Philip Guston, and extending to contemporary painters such as Ellsworth Kelly, Terry Winters, Sean Scully and Vija Celmins.
The collection was built over 50 years by Bay Area residents Harry W. “Hunk” and Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson and their daughter, Mary Patricia “Putter” Anderson Pence, who pledged the collection — 121 works by 86 artists — to Stanford in 2011.
The Anderson Collection at Stanford University is housed in a new 33,000-square-foot facility, designed by Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects specifically for the display of this collection. One of the exceptional new buildings for the creation and experience of art that are taking shape in the university’s arts district, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University is sited near the McMurtry Building for the Department of Art & Art History designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (opening in 2015). The new facilities are located on either side of Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University as dynamic arts resources for students, faculty and the public.
n celebration of the opening, a fully illustrated catalogue, A Family Affair: Modern and Contemporary American Art from the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, has been published in association with DelMonico Books/Prestel, and includes scholarly essays on the collectors, the collection, and individual artists and artworks represented in the collection.