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

…hich are part of the gift to Stanford. The Anderson Collection at Stanford will contain 121 works by 86 artists, including some of the foremost examples of post-World War II American art in public and private hands. The collection is anchored in the work of the New York School and key modern and contemporary artists collected in depth, across media. Major movements represented include Abstract Expressionism, Color Field Painting, Post-Minimalism,…

Construction on Anderson Collection art museum begins

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Anderson Collection has a new home

…nt forest troll. Like many of her cabinets of found curiosities, it raises more questions than it answers, which is just what art should do. Though the building’s location most directly benefits Stanford students, teachers and scholars, admission is free and access is available to anyone. The best way for people from the Bay Area to take in the Anderson collection is to make an afternoon of it, combining it with a visit to the Cantor and pe…

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Senate visits the arts district to discuss the humanities

…istrict and to take guided tours of the galleries. “I hope one thing that gets accomplished this afternoon is that you have the chance to see – for those of you who don’t spend time in this area – just how much the arts district is blossoming,” said Richard Saller, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences. “The outcome of the last campaign, in terms of new programs, new facilities and, in some areas, new faculty, has…

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Hot Art Bling the New Thing on the Peninsula

…here with this whole arts section, with the Anderson Collection, and bringing over the art department so that it is directly connected with the museums here is a huge thing,” Kenyon says. And all of Stanford’s art collection is available to the public for free. There’s more to the scene than the high profile glamour of Stanford and Pace. Municipalities on the Peninsula are also doing a fair bit to nurture local talent. A number of them, including…

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Anderson Collection at Stanford University announces the acquisition of two major works by Pollock, de Kooning

…permeate the DNA of Stanford. What’s more, they reflect the dynamic nature of the collection. Since its opening in 2014 following a pledge of 121 works from Harry W. “Hunk” and Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson and Mary Patricia “Putter” Anderson Pence, the museum added 13 new works, welcomed guest artists to its spaces – including a multi-gallery installation of light and electronic pieces by Jim Campbell that opened last month – and is continually…

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Free Museums’ Membership for the Class of 2020!

The Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection at Stanford University miss seeing you. We are eager to welcome you back to campus, share art and connect over ideas. Now through August 31, 2020, we are offering all Stanford graduates in the class of 2020 one year of free Ambassador membership ($100 value*) to both museums. Each membership covers up to two adults and children within a single household. To get your FREE membership, fill out t…

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