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How to find love at the Anderson Collection

When Harry W. “Hunk” and Mary Margaret “Moo” Anderson bought “Lucifer” — one of Jackson Pollock’s prized action paintings and the latest addition to the family’s private art collection — they hung it over their daughter’s bed. Mary Patricia “Putter” Anderson grew up like most girls, hosting slumber  parties and fighting the temptation to give Pollock’s painting new “drips.” This privilege — to learn and live among masterpieces — is yours now. In…

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Anderson Collection at Stanford University to Open this Month

Stanford University’s decade-long, $227-million investment in an arts initiative will be in the limelight this month with the unveiling of the Anderson Collection. One of the most valuable gifts in Stanford’s history, the collection of 20th-century American art was assembled over the course of fifty years by Bay Area collectors Harry W. “Hunk” and Mary Margaret “Moo Moo” Anderson along with their daughter Mary…

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

Stanford University will become home to the core of the Anderson Collection, one of the most outstanding private collections of 20th-century American art in the world, which is being donated to the university by Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence, the Bay Area family who built the collection over nearly 50 years. Harry W. Anderson, left, Mary Patricia Anderson Pence and Mary Margaret Anderson stand between two…

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Works by Pollock, de Kooning donated to Stanford’s Anderson Collection

Gansevoort Street (1949) by Willem de Kooning depicts the meatpacking district of Manhattan in the postwar years. Photo: Anderson Collection The Anderson Collection at Stanford University is adding major works by midcentury masters Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, officials announced Monday, Oct. 28. “Totem Lesson 1,” painted in 1944 by Pollock, and “Gansevoort Street” (1949) by de Kooning will both be on public display starting Wednesday,…