Current Exhibitions

Sam Richardson: Islands, Ice, and Sand

September 23, 2021 - March 13, 2022

Sam Richardson (1934-2013), a California native, created small-scaled, finely crafted poetic sculptures that influenced a generation of artists and students and helped push the boundaries of landscape art in the West. The exhibition, which includes Most of that Iceberg is Below the Water (1969) from the permanent collection and works on loan from private lenders, […]


Eamon Ore-Giron: Non Plus Ultra

September 23, 2021 - February 20, 2022

Eamon Ore-Giron, Infinite Regress CLXXXI, 2021, mineral paint and flashe on linen, 18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm), Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York, Photo: Charles White / JWPictures.com PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCY ON THE FUTURE OF THE ARTS 2020-2022 In the Stanford tradition of providing a home for art and artists […]


Reaching Towards Warmer Suns

July 29, 2021 - December 5, 2021

Kiyan Williams is a visual artist and writer from Newark, NJ who works fluidly across performance, sculpture, video, and 2D realms. Rooted in a process-driven practice, they are attracted to quotidian, unconventional materials and methods that evoke the historical, political, and ecological forces that shape individual and collective bodies. Kiyan Williams’ Reaching Towards Warmer Suns, […]


Hostile Terrain 94

October 15, 2020 - January 30, 2022

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. […]


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 8, 2021

Art Breaks With Student Guides

at Noon, PST

December 12, 2021

Second Sunday at Home

at 11:00am
Join us for Second Sunday at Home in December

January 12, 2022

Art Breaks With Student Guides

at Noon, PST