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The Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience

…#8217;s most precious works, and standing between Pollock’s Lucifer and Mark Rothko’s Pink and White Over Red is pretty cool, but what I came to see were the Bay Area paintings. A painter friend who doesn’t quite share my taste once called me “one of those David Park people,” and frankly I took that as a compliment. I think that one of the most valuable things that the Anderson Collection is going to do over time is…


Stanford unveils the Anderson Collection: New museum dedicated to renowned works of American art

…rks of art by 86 artists, a gift to the university from the Andersons (affectionately known as Hunk and Moo) and their daughter, Mary Patricia Anderson Pence. The history of their collecting is by now the stuff of legend: After a trip to Europe in the 1960s, Hunk and Moo decided to educate themselves about art in order to build a collection. They sought out the best examples by the most noteworthy artists available, and had the good fortune &#821…


The Magic of The Anderson Collection

…as “a gift that keeps giving”. There is beauty and generosity in this dedication. May it offer many the joy of having an “art moment”. The Anderson Collection is special for many reasons. The collection is deeply personal. It was assembled by a family, not a museum curator or art consultant. It represents the personal choices and tastes of a family, and a love relationship that spanned over 50 years. They cherished every…


Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists

…davinasemo.net. You can also follow her on Instagram. Artist Erica Deeman explores Jennifer Bartlett’s At The Lake, Morning Erica Deeman is 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 inte…


Anderson Collection’s 10 must-see works at Stanford

Not to be missed at the Anderson Collection (in no particular order): 1. Richard Diebenkorn: “Berkeley No. 26,” 1954. 2. Frank Stella: “Zeltweg,” 1981. 3. Ellsworth Kelly: “Black Ripe,” 1955. 4. David Park: “Four Women,” 1959 (on the cover). 5. Jackson Pollock: “Lucifer,” 1947. 6. Morris Louis: “Number 64,” 1958. 7. Wayne Thiebaud: “Candy Counter,” 1962. 8. Mark Rothko: “Pink and White Over Red,” 1957. 9. Vija Celmins: “Barrier,” 1986. 10. Phili…

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


A private art collection becomes a Stanford collection on Sunday, Sept. 21

…supporters and volunteers who have made so much possible. I’m thrilled to be sharing this collection with the world and invite you to became a part of the journey.” Stanford constructed a building exclusively for the collection within the expanding arts district, and over the summer the collection moved in. The building is adjacent to Cantor Arts Center and the planned McMurtry Building for the Department of Art and Art History (open…


Anderson Collection a modern art trove not to be missed

…re on par with the objects at other great museums, but the intimacy here is fairly unique,” he says. Anh-Minh Le is a Portola Valley freelancer. E-mail: travel@sfchronicle.com Museum highlights Jason Linetzky, the Anderson Collection’s founding director, recommends allotting about 90 minutes for a visit. Here are just a handful of the museum’s highlights: “Jackson Pollock’s ‘Lucifer’ is something that people come to see. It previously hung over P…


How to find love at the Anderson Collection

…oom is a new theme, including California Light and Space, Funk, Hard-Edge Painting and Post-Minimalism. You pity the tourists, who come with cameras and visit only once. They are overwhelmed (delightfully so), scrambling to decode every movement, to mingle with every painting. As a student, though, you start with small talk but look for something more. You have a chance at romance. Your dry spell is over — prospects are everywhere! In one room, t…


Apsáalooke artist Wendy Red Star creatively engages with the Stanford community

…dent collaborations, large-scale installations, and images of sovereignty, Red Star asks viewers to grapple with the layered complexity of American history. On view on the first floor of the museum through Aug. 28, the exhibition is informed by Red Star’s cultural heritage and engagement with many forms of creative expression. She addresses the racism, displacement, and culture surrounding the United States’ westward expansion in the 19th century…


Stanford University to receive Anderson Collection of 20th-century American art

…hin its arts district, adjacent to the Cantor Arts Center, near the Bing Concert Hall now under construction and the planned McMurtry Building for Art and Art History. The Anderson Gallery is anticipated to open in late 2014. “Throughout our adult lives, we have always been closely associated with colleges and universities, and in making this gift to Stanford we anticipate the students, the public and the entire art community will have the…

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Anderson Collection at Stanford marks fifth anniversary

…e opportunity to interface with a variety of departments, many of which are not art-oriented. Several years ago, The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics took over the entire museum, creating “soundscapes” that visitors could enjoy while viewing the art. “One of the exciting things we have as a museum here is to collaborate with partners on campus — other departments, students and faculty,” Linetzky sa…


The Cantor and Anderson Collection offer free membership to Class of 2020

The Cantor and Anderson Collection offer free membership to Class of 2020…


‘Formed & Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics’ at the Anderson Collection breaks the mold

From ancient pottery and medicinal clay to 3D-printed joints and pajamas that restore athletes’ muscles, the use of ceramics for objects rooted in decoration, ritual and utility is as old as it is expansive. The practices of four living artists whose exploration of the medium provides commentary on its past and insight for the future are presented in Formed & Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics at the Anderson Collection at Stanford Univer…


A&E Digest

A&E Digest: Student scholarships, fashion for a cause and more This week’s A&E news by Elizabeth Schwyzer / Palo Alto Weekly Twenty-seven student artists from Santa Clara and San Mateo counties have been awarded scholarships for by the Community School of Music and Arts. Photo courtesy of CSMA. This week, students win art scholarships, a film on feminist art screens at Stanford and international fashion designers sell their goods…

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Anderson Collection at Stanford solidifies Bay Area’s art stature

…1; by Ad Reinhardt flanks Kelly’s “Black Ripe” (1955), in which a bulbous, central, flat black form swells nearly to the edges of a nearly square white canvas. It is almost as if Reinhardt had completed a thought broached by Kelly. Again, the collectors undoubtedly forged the affinity between the two works more than the painters themselves did, but it persuades the observer immediately. The Anderson Collection staff refers to th…


A New Museum for Stanford—and a New Neighbor for Us!

…ntemporary American art, all donated by Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson. Of course, we’re most excited about the pieces that have a Western flavor: three lovely Diebenkorns, a Thiebaud “Candy Counter,” and a particularly San Francisco–appropriate Paul Wonner. No prize for guessing where you’ll find us on our lunch breaks come late September… Admission is free, but by timed reservation on weekends; closed Tues.; anderson.stanford.edu – S…