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


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…


Anderson Collection at Stanford University to Open this Month

…nd Frank Stella  to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  The family’s ranch house will be a little less full of art, although a Calder mobile and others still take up residence there. And Hunk Anderson’s Cliff May-designed office complex will now be missing major artworks, but the Andersons are pleased their collection will be on public display in a dedicated building on the Stanford campus. “I think in order to enjoy art, you hav…


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

…ating ceiling: “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 co…


Site-specific student projects now on view!

…g the material enabled longer span arches, while creating a complex visual experience from within. Students drew inspiration from the Anderson Collection’s temporary exhibit, “Constructive Interference”, exploring how mesh and colored ribbon could create a layered filter to the site.  The ribbon, woven into the mesh, establishes a separate yet interdependent order while providing an additional layer of enclosure.  The colors fade from muted to br…