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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 - 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 […]


Upcoming Exhibitions

Coming soon: Hostile Terrain 94

October 15, 2020 - January 25, 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. […]


[POSTPONED] Formed and Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics

January 4, 2021 - Ongoing

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 […]


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

September 24, 2020

Virtual Film Screening: “Border South”

at 1:00 PM PST through September 25, 1:00 PM PST
Border South is a documentary following the Central American migrant route across Mexico and into the Sonoran Desert of Arizona

September 25, 2020

“Border South” Film Q&A Session

at 2:00pm
Artist and filmmaker Raúl O. Paz Pastrana and anthropologist Jason De León explore “Border South”

October 11, 2020

Second Sunday at Home

at 11:00am
Join us for October's edition of Second Sunday at Home


October 29, 2020

Part One: Exploration event with Eamon Ore-Giron

at TBD
Two-part exploration of depictions of Latin American and border cultures through the moving image and sound


November 8, 2020

Second Sunday at Home

at 11:00am
Join us for November's edition of Second Sunday at Home

November 12, 2020

Part Two: Exploration event with Eamon Ore-Giron

at TBD
Two-part exploration of depictions of Latin American and border cultures through the moving image and sound

December 13, 2020

Second Sunday at Home

at 11:00am
Join us for December's edition of Second Sunday at Home

January 10, 2021

Second Sunday at Home

at 11:00am
Join us for January's edition of Second Sunday at Home