Current Exhibitions

Kerry Tribe

February 28, 2019 - July 29, 2019

  Standardized Patient, 2017 on view February 28 – May 6, 2019 Exquisite Corpse, 2016 on view May 16 – July 29, 2019   The Anderson Collection will be presenting two films by Los Angeles–based visual artist Kerry Tribe. The first, Standardized Patient (2017), on view from February 28 through May 6, explores issues of performance, communication, and […]


Spotlight on Elizabeth Murray

September 27, 2018 - March 25, 2019

Elizabeth Murray, This Pair, 1987   Elizabeth Murray’s (1940-2007) work expands the definition of painting and challenges its conventions. This installation in the second floor galleries focuses on large-scale shaped, multipart canvases and related works on paper composed of dynamic forms in striking color, both from within and outside of the museum’s collection.


Another Look at the Permanent Collection

September 9, 2015 - Ongoing

The museum presents a refresh of the inaugural Anderson Collection installation by showcasing a broader spectrum of the Anderson family’s gift to Stanford University. The installation introduces museum visitors to new works by artists they’ve come to know in the museum’s galleries and provide visitors with opportunities to experience the collection in new ways. It […]


Past Lectures

February 6, 2019

[VIDEO] Roberta Smith and Jason Andrew

The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture: Critic Roberta Smith and Curator Jason Andrew in conversation on Elizabeth Murray with an Eye on Art Today.

April 23, 2018

[VIDEO] Judy Chicago

The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture: The artist in conversation with Marci Kwon, Assistant Professor of Art History.

March 9, 2017

[VIDEO] Nick Cave

The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture: Artist Nick Cave in conversation with Harry Elam, Senior Vice Provost for Education and Vice President for the Arts, Stanford University.

March 10, 2016

[VIDEO] Robert Irwin: Why Art?

The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture

May 12, 2015

[VIDEO] Wayne Thiebaud: Painted Worlds

The Inaugural Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture

Upcoming Programs

March 28, 2019

Film Screening: Kusama: Infinity

at 6:00pm, Denning Family Resource Center, FREE
The film explores Yayoi Kusama's fierce determination to become a world-renowned artist.

April 6, 2019

Dialogues in Art

at 2:00pm, galleries, FREE
Gallery talks with graduate students from the Department of Art & Art History

April 11, 2019

Ellington at 120: The Portraits

at 6:30pm, Denning Family Resource Center, FREE
Join Loren Schoenberg, Senior Scholar at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, for a look at Duke Ellington, the portraitist.

April 14, 2019

Second Sunday

at 11am-4pm, FREE
Second Sunday is for everyone!

April 23, 2019

Anderson X CCRMA: Sound Happenings

at 5:30pm, galleries, FREE
A performance bridging the auditory and visual worlds of the arts through installations and performances.

April 25, 2019

David Park: Artist and Educator

at 6:30pm, Galleries, FREE
A conversation on the iconic Bay Area painter

May 12, 2019

Second Sunday

at 11am-4pm, FREE
Second Sunday is for everyone!

June 9, 2019

Second Sunday

at 11am-4pm, FREE
Second Sunday is for everyone!

June 27, 2019

Art & Yoga!

at 6:00pm, FREE, lawn and galleries
Take a yoga class on the lawn followed by a tour of the collection

July 14, 2019

Second Sunday

at 11am-4pm, FREE
Second Sunday is for everyone!

August 11, 2019

Second Sunday

at 11am-4pm, FREE
Second Sunday is for everyone!

August 29, 2019

Art & Yoga!

at 6:00pm, FREE, lawn and galleries
Take a yoga class on the lawn followed by a tour of the collection