Current Exhibitions

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 […]


Upcoming 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 […]


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

February 28, 2019

Creative Reading in the Galleries

at 6:30pm, Galleries, FREE
A collaboration with the Creative Writing Program

March 7, 2019

Kerry Tribe: Opening Reception and Panel Discussion

at 5:00pm reception, 6:15 panel discussion, FREE
The panel will include the artist and member of the Stanford Medical School

March 10, 2019

Second Sunday

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

March 14, 2019

This Pair: Bob Holman & Molissa Fenley Perform Matisse & Murray

at 6:30pm, Denning Family Resource Center and galleries, FREE
A night of collaborative poetry, dance, music and film in celebration of Elizabeth Murray with a nod to Henri Matisse's Cutouts

April 14, 2019

Second Sunday

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

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!