Current 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 […]


Another Look at the Permanent Collection

September 9, 2015 - September 8, 2019

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

Left of Center

September 20, 2019 - September 20, 2020

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

Jim Campbell, Home Movies Pause (David), 2014, custom electronics, 520 LEDs, 72 x 84 x 3 in (color)   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 […]


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.     Charles Gaines, Numbers and Trees Tiergarten Series 3: Tree#6, September, 2018, Paulson […]


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

July 25, 2019

Film Screening: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

at 6:00pm, Denning Family Resource Center, FREE, limited seating
The life and work of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei

August 11, 2019

Second Sunday

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

August 29, 2019

Art + Yoga

at 6:00pm, FREE, lawn and galleries
Take a yoga class on the lawn followed by a tour of the collection

September 8, 2019

Second Sunday

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

September 21, 2019

5th Anniversary Celebration!

at 11am - 5pm
Join us for this day-long party!

October 13, 2019

Second Sunday

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

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!

January 12, 2020

Second Sunday

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