Current Exhibitions

Salon Style: Collected Marks on Paper

March 8, 2018 - August 20, 2018

Philip Guston, Untitled, 1980, Ink on paper, 18 ¾ x 26 3/8 in. Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson. This presentation is the first of a two-part exhibition highlighting select works on paper from the vast holdings of the Anderson family collection. Each of the unique works in Salon Style presents a collection of marks intuitively and intentionally placed by the artists, hanging […]


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 […]


Upcoming Exhibitions

Spotlight on Elizabeth Murray

September 27, 2018 - March 25, 2019

Elizabeth Murray, Chain Gang, 1985-1986 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.


Salon Style II

September 20, 2018 - February 19, 2019

Jess, The 5th Never of Old Lear, 1974, paper collage elements on 3-D support, 33 ⅛ x 27 15/16 in. Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson.   The unique works on paper found within Salon Style provide an increasingly rich and diverse view of the artists represented in the Anderson Collection at Stanford […]


Past Lectures

April 23, 2018

[VIDEO] The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture: Judy Chicago

The artist in conversation with Marci Kwon, Assistant Professor of Art History

March 9, 2017

[VIDEO] The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture: Nick Cave

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. FREE. Cemex Auditorium at the Graduate School of Business.

May 12, 2015

[VIDEO] Wayne Thiebaud: Painted Worlds

The Inaugural Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture

Upcoming Programs

August 30, 2018

Art & Yoga

at 6:00pm, lawn, galleries - Registration is now full
Take a yoga class on the lawn followed by a tour of the collection

September 9, 2018

Second Sunday

at 11am-4pm, Egan Terrace, Denning Family Resource Center, and galleries
Second Sunday is for everyone!

September 27, 2018

Art21: Art in the 21st Century Season 9 Premiere: Johannesburg

at 6pm, Denning Family Resource Center, FREE
Watch the new episode "Johannesburg"!

October 4, 2018

Art21: Art in the 21st Century Season 9 Premiere: San Francisco Bay Area

at 6pm, Denning Family Resource Center, FREE
Watch the new episode "San Francisco Bay Area"!

October 14, 2018

Second Sunday

at 11am-4pm, Egan Terrace, Denning Family Resource Center, and galleries
Second Sunday is for everyone. You are welcome here!

October 25, 2018

United Nations Association Film Festival

at TBD, Denning Family Resource Center, tickets required via UNAFF
The theme for this year is “TOMORROW?”

November 11, 2018

Second Sunday

at 11am-4pm, Egan Terrace, Denning Family Resource Center, and galleries
Second Sunday is for everyone. You are welcome here!

December 9, 2018

Second Sunday

at 11am-4pm, Denning Family Resource Center, and galleries
Second Sunday is for everyone. You are welcome here!