Current Exhibitions

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 - August 3, 2020

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 […]


Process and Pattern

August 15, 2019 - February 17, 2020

Memory, history, and making collide in the work of contemporary artists McArthur Binion, Charles Gaines, Julie Mehretu, and Analia Saban. Their artworks—through process, subject, or medium—signal the presence of the artist and engage the viewer in the acts of exploration, decoding, and discovery.     This exhibition is organized by the Anderson Collection at Stanford […]


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

October 31, 2019

Art and Social Justice Film Series: Portrait of Wally

at 6:00pm, Denning Family Resource Center, FREE, limited seating
The face that launched a thousand lawsuits

November 6, 2019

A Conversation with Jim Campbell

at 6:30pm, galleries
The artist will be in conversation with Shane Denson, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies

November 10, 2019

Second Sunday

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

December 8, 2019

Second Sunday

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

December 26, 2019

Art and Social Justice Film Series: Waste Land

at 6:00pm, Denning Family Resource Center, FREE, limited seating
What happens in the world's largest trash city will transform you

January 12, 2020

Second Sunday

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