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

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

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Manuel Neri: Assertion of the Figure

The Catalogues

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Anderson Collection opens to public on Sept. 21

…to the public at its new Stanford University home this Sunday, Sept. 21, in a freestanding pavilion next to the Cantor Arts Center in the University’s growing arts district. Members of the Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection can also attend a special preview of the museum on Sept. 20. Opening day festivities will include food trucks, music, activities and digital tours. Admission is free, and while visitors can reserve timed tickets o…

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Anderson Collection at Stanford solidifies Bay Area’s art stature

When the Anderson Collection at Stanford University opens to the public this Sunday, visitors will be rewarded with a breathtaking introduction to one of the world’s most important private collections. The long-anticipated institution, adjacent to the Cantor Arts Center, features a formidable cache of modern and contemporary art and certifies the Bay Area’s growing international stature as a destination for lovers and scholars of 20t…

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A&E Digest

…of 27 students who have been awarded scholarships for the continued study of visual art. The students, who range from first to eighth grade, come from Santa Clara and San Mateo County Schools, and were nominated by their classroom teachers based on their talent, hard work and demonstrated interest in art. The stduetns will be invited to take part in CSMA art programs. Those interested in learning more can go to arts4all.org or call 650-917-6800….

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Instead of Changing Leaves, Peep Eight Bay Area Art Shows this Fall

…— Janet Cardiff’s Forty Part Motet will always be just an oval arrangement of 40 black speakers on stands — but in this instance, the piece’s visual simplicity narrows all focus to the physical and emotional qualities of sound. And this focus, according to reports from previous installations of Cardiff’s “masterwork,” can move the listener to tears. The installation, organized by SFMOMA and on loan from local video and media art collectors, will…

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

…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 while reflecting on work in the per…

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A new start for art at Stanford: Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection reopen

…erman’s resignation in late November. The university has been circumspect about personnel matters, but did issue a press release at the time indicating that a transition team “will work closely with stakeholders from across the campus and community to situate the museum for ongoing success.” Mitchell and Brezinski discussed their new roles and goals in recent email interviews with this news organization. When asked if the Cantor…

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New acquisition by David Park on view at the Anderson Collection

…nd Eamon Ore-Giron: Non Plus Ultra on the second floor. Free reservations are required for all visitors and more information can be found on the museum’s website. Photo caption: David Park, Untitled (Portrait of Tom Jefferson), 1957. Oil on canvas. Anderson Collection at Stanford University, a gift from Keith Jantzen and Scott Beth ’82 in honor of the Anderson Collection’s staff and volunteers, TN.2020.1. © Estate of David Park…

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Contemplations on modern art

…simply a large pattern of burgundy, black and white. However, there was something very calming about looking at it. I used to criticize such artworks a lot, not understanding the value placed on artists like Rothko. But seeing such pieces in a museum in front of you feels very different than looking at images online after Googling the artist. These large canvases and colors, though they are just large patterns, weigh on you, and that weight was…

Convergence Zone

Tours and Group Visits

The Building

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Anderson Collection at Stanford University to be displayed in an elegant new home

…#8220;The gentle slope of the ceiling and the continuous translucent clerestory at the perimeter of the building bring diffused natural light into the galleries from above. A grand, shallow central staircase will serve as an extension of the gallery walls, allowing visitors to view art as they gradually ascend from the lobby to the main galleries above.” The 33,327-square-foot building has been carefully sited in order to complement the Can…

Stanford’s art explosion in heart of Silicon Valley

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Stanford’s Anderson Collection museum to feature trove of couple’s art

…interesting.” Pollock’s “Lucifer” hangs over the buffet in the dining room. “This is a room where you can have a feast without having a meal,” Hunk says. The room also bears major works by Clyfford Still and De Kooning as well as a tapered resin column by Peter Alexander. “That is one of the things about the collection that I like to think,” Hunk says. “It is not only the great artists from…

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

…Kelly’s “Black Ripe, 1955,” consisting of a large, black amoeba-shaped form that seems trapped inside the confines of the canvas. Among all these non-objective paintings stands a lovely and delicately crafted female torso entitled “Largo-May,” executed in copper and steel, by Saul Baizerman. Somehow, it works.  Looking at a legacy It is these unpredictable combinations that distinguish the Anderson Collection from mo…

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‘The Anderson Collection’ opens at Stanford

…ne how to be creative helps the entire world in the long run. As a result, a holy trinity of three new buildings is underway. The Bing Concert Hall opened at the beginning of 2013. The Anderson Collection at Stanford is now the second new structure, with the McMurtry Building for the Department of Art and Art History scheduled to rise from the earth next fall. All three will exist in the vicinity of the Cantor Arts Center, and people are already…

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Honing the art of observation, and observing art

…medicine and director of the Medicine and the Muse Program in medical humanities; Sam Rodriguez, MD, a clinical instructor in anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine; and Issa Lampe, curator of education at the Cantor Center. Shafer and Rodriguez are the course directors Braverman and Lerman-Tan said the class is modeled on a program for medical students that they encountered as undergraduates at Yale. “We wanted to bring that experience…