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Anderson Collection opens to public on Sept. 21

…ood trucks, music, activities and digital tours. Admission is free, and while visitors can reserve timed tickets online at anderson.stanford.edu, walk-up tickets will also be available. Donated by Harry W. Anderson, Mary Margaret Anderson and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University is the core of the Andersons’ private art collection, which features post-World War II American art. The 121-piece collection has…

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The Museum of Hunk, Moo & Putter: The Anderson Collection at Stanford will Rock You

…topping mind-blowing-ly great (the Rothkos and Jackson Pollock’s Lucifer come to mind) and others that are not—but that is fine because this is work that the Andersons themselves found interesting – it is not some greatest hits collection nor a completely vetted art-dealers’ checklist of important work. Most radically, what the Anderson hopes to achieve with its exhibited art is what inspired the Anderson family to assemble the collec…

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Manuel Neri: Assertion of the Figure

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New acquisition by David Park on view at the Anderson Collection

…his contemporaries.” Park gave the portrait to his sitter, Tom Jefferson, as recorded on the back of the canvas by Jefferson: “Berkeley, Calif. This painting was given to me in the spring of 1957 by the artist David Park. The model is me – I worked for Park as a model during 1956 & 1957. J. Thomas Jefferson.” The painting passed through several different hands, was included in a Park retrospective exhibition organized by the Newport Harbor A…

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

…lights artists who are reshaping ceramics in concept and craftsmanship. The exhibition – which features 11 works by Kathy Butterly, Kahlil Robert Irving, Simone Leigh and Brie Ruais – was postponed from spring 2020 and will be on view upon the museum’s reopening, hopefully in early 2021. A virtual tour of the show is available online now. “By sharing the work and voices of these contemporary artists, our visitors can engage with current issues wh…