Arty Reason to Visit Palo Alto: The Anderson Collection

Stanford University is now home to a prized assemblage of 20th Century American art thanks to generous Palo Alto collectors Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson and their daughter, Mary Patricia Anderson Pence. Doing the only thing a grateful beneficiary could do in the face of such an important endowment, which includes works by such blue chip artists as Jackson Pollock, Wayne Thiebaud, and Ellsworth Kelly, Stanford constructed a special building—part of the campus’ growing arts district—exclusively for the Anderson Collection. Go check it out. —L.M.L.