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Stanford: The New Art Place To Be

Many in the art world have been anticipating the opening on Sept. 21 of the collection of Harry and Mary Margaret Anderson at Stanford — even from afar. In 2011, the couple donated 1 21 works of contemporary art, filled with paintings by the likes of Pollock, Diebenkorn, Rothko Elsworth Kelly, de Kooning, Joan Mitchell (Begin Again IV at left), and Elizabeth Murray, to name a few, to Stanford on the condition that it build galleries to house the…

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Girl on the Beach

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Lever (#4)

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Before, Again IV

Construction on Anderson Collection art museum begins

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Collage and Ink Figure Study No. 35 [Joan Brown]

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Stage #2 With Bed

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Nude in Environment I

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Reclining Nude

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Chain Gang

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Anderson Collection at Stanford University to Open this Month

…the Stanford campus. “I think in order to enjoy art, you have to share it,” remarked Moo Anderson to the  LA Times . Located adjacent to the university’s Cantor Arts Center, the Anderson Collection will be latest addition to Stanford’s arts district. Last year saw the opening of Bing Concert Hall and 2015 is the date set for a new art and art history building designed by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro will open. Stanford students are now r…

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Full House

…ly ’90s before becoming a private art adviser, and she now counsels Hunk and Moo on their purchases, scoping out the New York galleries in advance of her parents’ arrival. “It really is a family affair,” Linetzky says. And the family that collects together gives it away together. Hunk puts it succinctly: “Because of what we were able to collect, Moo and I said to ourselves, this is something that really belongs to the world.”…

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The Magic of The Anderson Collection

…n art. They sought to educate themselves, and forged personal relationships with scholars, curators and artists. They filled their home with masterpieces, welcoming each as a new family member. Living with art is a joy only collectors can appreciate. “When you get to live with art, everyday it changes”, says Moo Anderson. Fast-forward 50 years, they’ve collected one of the world’s most outstanding private assemblies of mod…

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

…m desiring to make, the possibilities are endless,” said Irving. “There are material constraints, of course, but there are avenues of making today that are so exciting.” While distinct in form and style, Butterly, Irving, Leigh and Ruais have each been the subject of recent acclaim. Additionally, Leigh was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship and Hugo Boss Prize. Upon her work being unveiled as the inaugural winner of the High Line in New York City’…

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New acquisition by David Park on view at the Anderson Collection

…this wonderful painting, reflecting Park’s artistic vision and his life-long embrace of learning and teaching,” the couple said. In her research on the Anderson Collection and the importance of Park, former curatorial intern Sydney Simon, PhD ’18, wrote, “In the 1950s, a small group of artists in San Francisco took a surprising turn away from Abstract Expressionism, which dominated progressive art in New York and California, by reintroducing rec…

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Anderson Collection has a new home

…t their home, where “Lucifer” (1947), one of Jackson Pollock’s early drip paintings, hung over their daughter’s bed as it had done for years. (The artist’s cigarette paper is famously stuck somewhere on the canvas.) The Andersons parted with that prized masterpiece along with the others; 104 are on display, with more to be exhibited on a rotating basis going forward. The collection is heavy on the New York School – m…

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Jason Linetzky named first director of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University

Jason Linetzky, Director, Anderson Collection at Stanford University Jason Linetzky has spent the better part of his 20-year career working with one of the world’s most coveted private collections of 20th-century American art: the Anderson Collection. The collection was built over the last 50 years by Bay Area residents Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, and by their daughter, Mary Patricia Anderson Pence. The core of the collection, pledged…

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Elite Collection of Modern Masters to Anchor Stanford’s Growing ‘Arts District’