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Current Exhibitions

Coming soon: Hostile Terrain 94

October 15, 2020 - May 3, 2021

Dates subject to change Hostile Terrain 94 is a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project. The installation is composed of more than 3000 hand-written toe tags, each representing a migrant who has died trying to cross the US-Mexico border at the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. […]


Formed and Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics

March 13, 2020 - February 22, 2021

In-gallery exhibition postponed; details forthcoming Ceramics have played a fundamental role in the lives of many for centuries, as objects rooted in ritual, utility, and decoration. The medium of clay and the variety of finishing processes allows for infinite, and at times, unexpected expressive forms. This exhibition presents the work of four groundbreaking contemporary artists […]


Left of Center

September 20, 2019 - Ongoing

From the beginning, a sense of place and a meaningful connection to the American West—or, “Left Coast”—have been prominent themes in the Anderson’s collecting practice. Left of Center: Five Years of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University celebrates the fifth anniversary of the museum and demonstrates the distinct relationship between artists in the collection and […]


Jim Campbell

September 5, 2019 - Ongoing

Contemporary artist Jim Campbell uses technology to filter images of daily life, mediating the audience’s encounter with his subjects and amplifying the flow of time and memory. While many of Campbell’s public projects have been physically sweeping in scale, such as Day for Night (2018) atop the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, this exhibition focuses […]


Past Lectures

June 10, 2020

Up Close: One Painting Tours With Artists

A project of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University

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

December 2, 2020

Art Breaks with Student Guides!

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December 9, 2020

Art Breaks with Student Guides!

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December 13, 2020

Second Sunday at Home

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January 10, 2021

Second Sunday at Home

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