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Anderson Collection at Stanford marks fifth anniversary

…exhibition. Having a dedicated space for temporary, changing exhibitions is one way to keep things vital and was integral to the design of the museum. Downstairs, the Wisch Family Gallery features recent acquisitions to the Anderson Collection. “Process and Pattern,” on view until Feb. 17, 2020, and on loan to the museum from the private Anderson Collection, includes the prints and paintings of McArthur Binion, Charles Gaines, Julie M…

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Getting it down on paper: A different aspect of the Anderson Collection on view

…and media. The museum founders, Hunk and Moo Anderson, did not collect photography but nearly every other means of artistic expression are represented, including works on paper. The museum is shining a light on this aspect of the Anderson’s collecting with an exhibition, “Salon Style: Collected Marks on Paper,” that features drawings, collages and paintings. These works, on display until Aug. 20, are not part of the original gi…

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Fashion statements: Nick Cave’s Soundsuits come to Stanford

by Mimm Patterson / Palo Alto Weekly >An exhibition of works by Nick Cave at the Anderson Collection features a number of his Soundsuits,full-body-sized sculptures that are sometimes worn as costumes and performed in. They conceal the wearers’ identity to leave no indication of race, gender or age. Photo by James Prinz Photography. The stuff we hold on to, those things we collect — dried flowers from our senior prom, the cassette mi…

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

by Sheryl Nonnenberg / Palo Alto Weekly “How did they fit all this art in their house?” That was the question of the day at the media preview for Stanford’s new Anderson Collection, which opens to the public with a grand celebration this Sunday, September 21. Being surrounded by museum-quality works by artists including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Richard Diebenkorn was a way of life for collectors Harry W. and Mary Marga…

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Anderson Collection pieces lock in a home at Stanford

…in New York, where he co-founded a company to manage the school’s cafeteria. He then came West to establish Saga in Menlo Park, a national company distributing dorm food to college campuses across the United States. Museums far and wide courted the Andersons, but, logically, the art collection paid for by college cafeteria food belongs on a college campus. The deal, struck in 2011, was that Stanford would supply a new building, at a cost of $36 m…

Construction on Anderson Collection art museum begins

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

…ding 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 (opening in 2015), and across Palm Drive from Bing Concert Hall. Total cost for construction of the building for the Anderson Collection is $36 million. The addition of this remarkable collection on campus help…

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