Past 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 […]


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.


Studio 2: Inspired by Process

September 22, 2018 - December 14, 2018

Studio 2 is a portable art studio constructed with salvaged materials at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve in September 2015. The studio was built by Stanford students in David Szlasa’s Arts Intensive course, “Tiny Eco Houses for Artists: Social Practice, Design/Build.” This fall the Anderson Collection at Stanford University presents Inspired by Process, a Studio 2 […]


Salon Style II

September 20, 2018 - February 18, 2019

Jess, The 5th Never of Old Lear, 1974, paper collage (paste up), 33 ⅛ x 27 15/16 in. Collection of  Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson. © 2018 The Jess Collins Trust   The unique works on paper found within Salon Style provide an increasingly rich and diverse view of the artists represented in the Anderson Collection […]


Nebulate

May 21, 2018 - June 5, 2018

The installation’s structure is comprised of plastic bubbles of varying sizes, assembled to form a translucent, cloud-like mass.Students explored how surface deformation, through dimpling and curvature, increased the strength of the panel. The final form embodies a viral mass upon its environment as it ebbs and ows, while creating a lens through which to see […]


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 […]


Unfiltered

February 22, 2018 - February 26, 2018

  This series of films has been created by students in Stanford’s Winter 2018 Video Art I class. The pieces explore the ways in which video as a medium can be forced and coaxed towards partial or complete abstraction. Some do this playfully, some poetically, some very intimately, others almost violently. Each piece is as […]


Manuel Neri: Assertion of the Figure

September 14, 2017 - February 12, 2018

Manuel Neri, Joan Brown Seated, 1959, cast 1963, re-patina applied 2016, 30 ¼ x 12 ½ x 27 in. Anderson Collection at Stanford University, Gift of the Manuel Neri Trust, 2017.2.01   The exploration of the human figure has been the pursuit of artists for millennia. Manuel Neri (b. 1930), a California native and former student […]


Nick Cave

September 14, 2016 - August 14, 2017

Interdisciplinary artist Nick Cave challenges conventions on what it means to be a visual artist, a performer, a crafter, and an educator. Cave is well known for his Soundsuits, full-body sized sculptures, often worn as costumes and performed in. Soundsuits conceal the wearer’s identity leaving the viewer with no indication of race, gender, or age. […]


Constructive Interference: Tauba Auerbach and Mark Fox

September 9, 2015 - August 15, 2016

In appreciation of the Anderson family’s commitment to mid-career contemporary artists and in celebration of the fall 2015 opening of the McMurtry Building for the Department of Art & Art History, the Anderson Collection presents a focused exhibition in the Wisch Family Gallery of works by Tauba Auerbach and Mark Fox. Both graduates of Stanford […]


Another Look at the Permanent Collection

September 9, 2015 - August 14, 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 […]


New on View: Leo Holub and the Artist Portrait Project

September 9, 2015 - August 15, 2016

Twelve portraits on view portray photographer Leo Holub and artists included in the permanent collection. These portraits celebrate the rotation of new works into the galleries and the artists who made them.


Peaceful Presence: Leo Holub and the Artist Portrait Project

September 21, 2014 - August 23, 2015

Located on the first floor, the Wisch Family Gallery features portraits of fifty-five of the artists whose work is on view in the museum. This exhibition presents a range of images, from formal portraits to candid shots that shed light on the practices and creative processes of their influential subjects. In the mid-1980s, the Andersons […]


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

Past Programs

February 15, 2020

Left of Center: Student Curator Talks

Gallery talks with graduate students from Stanford Department of Art & Art History

February 9, 2020

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

January 30, 2020

Film: Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present

Documentary on Serbian artist Abramović and her mesmerizing 2010 silent performance piece held at MOMA

January 28, 2020

A Conversation with Laurie Anderson and Jim Campbell

REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR THIS PROGRAM


January 18, 2020

Left of Center: Student Curator Talks

Gallery talks with graduate students from Stanford Department of Art & Art History

January 12, 2020

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

December 26, 2019

Art and Social Justice Film Series: Waste Land

What happens in the world's largest trash city will transform you

December 21, 2019

Left of Center: Student Curator Talks

Gallery talks with graduate students from Stanford Department of Art & Art History

December 8, 2019

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

November 20, 2019

Listen to Your Art

Student poets respond to the museum's collection of ephemera

November 16, 2019

Left of Center: Student Curator Talks

Gallery talks with graduate students from Stanford Department of Art & Art History

November 10, 2019

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

November 6, 2019

A Conversation with Jim Campbell

The artist will be in conversation with Shane Denson, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies

October 31, 2019

Art and Social Justice Film Series: Portrait of Wally

The face that launched a thousand lawsuits

October 13, 2019

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

September 26, 2019

Art and Social Justice Film Series: The Desert of Forbidden Art

How does art survive in a time of oppression? 

September 21, 2019

5th Anniversary Celebration!

Join us for this day-long party!

September 8, 2019

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

August 29, 2019

Art + Yoga

REGISTRATION CLOSED

August 11, 2019

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

July 25, 2019

Film Screening: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

The life and work of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei

July 14, 2019

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

June 27, 2019

Art + Yoga

Take a yoga class on the lawn followed by a tour of the collection

June 9, 2019

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!


May 28, 2019

Outdoor Film Screening: Kerry Tribe’s “Exquisite Corpse”

Join us for this special outdoor screening on the lawn!


May 12, 2019

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

May 9, 2019

An Evening With(out) Frank O’Hara

Poetry in the galleries

April 25, 2019

David Park: Artist and Educator

A conversation on the iconic Bay Area painter

April 23, 2019

Anderson X CCRMA: Sound Happenings

A performance bridging the auditory and visual worlds of the arts through installations and performances.

April 14, 2019

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

April 11, 2019

Ellington at 120: The Portraits

Join Loren Schoenberg, Senior Scholar at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, for a look at Duke Ellington, the portraitist.

April 6, 2019

Dialogues in Art

Gallery talks with graduate students from the Department of Art & Art History

March 28, 2019

Film Screening: Kusama: Infinity

The film explores Yayoi Kusama's fierce determination to become a world-renowned artist.

March 14, 2019

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

A night of collaborative poetry, dance, music and film in celebration of Elizabeth Murray with a nod to Henri Matisse's Cutouts

March 10, 2019

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

March 7, 2019

Kerry Tribe: Opening Reception and Panel Discussion

The panel will include the artist and members of the Stanford Medical School

February 28, 2019

Creative Reading in the Galleries

A collaboration with the Creative Writing Program

February 21, 2019

Artist Talk: Kori Newkirk

Hear about the contemporary artist's most recent body of work

February 10, 2019

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone. You are welcome here!

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.


January 31, 2019

Film: Jackson Pollock’s Mural

The Story of a Modern Masterpiece

January 24, 2019

A Conversation on Hans Hofmann

With Alexander Nemerov of Stanford University and Lucinda Barnes of Berkeley Art Museum

January 13, 2019

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone. You are welcome here!


December 9, 2018

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone. You are welcome here!

December 4, 2018

Film Screening: The Price of Everything

This award winning film dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times.

November 29, 2018

Creative Reading in the Galleries

A collaboration with the Creative Writing Program

November 11, 2018

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone. You are welcome here!


October 25, 2018

United Nations Association Film Festival

The theme for this year is “TOMORROW?”

October 14, 2018

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone. You are welcome here!

October 11, 2018

Screening and Discussion: Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray

Documentary film screening followed by a discussion with the daughter of Elizabeth Murray, Daisy Murray Holman

October 4, 2018

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

Watch the new episode "San Francisco Bay Area" followed by a Q&A with Creative Growth Exhibitions and Gallery Manager, Sarah Galender Meyer

September 27, 2018

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

Watch the new episode "Johannesburg"!

September 9, 2018

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

August 30, 2018

Art & Yoga

Take a yoga class on the lawn followed by a tour of the collection

August 12, 2018

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!


July 8, 2018

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

June 28, 2018

Art & Yoga

Take a yoga class on the lawn followed by a tour of the collection

June 10, 2018

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

June 1, 2018

Edge of Summer: Arts District Party

For Stanford Students Only!

May 31, 2018

On the record: Anderson Artists and the LP Era

featuring Loren Schoenberg, founding Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem

May 13, 2018

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

April 26, 2018

BLAH BLAH: Student performances

Music and dance in the galleries

April 23, 2018

[VIDEO] Judy Chicago

The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture: The artist in conversation with Marci Kwon, Assistant Professor of Art History.

April 8, 2018

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!


March 11, 2018

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone!

March 10, 2018

Dialogues in Art

Gallery talks with graduate students from the Department of Art & Art History

February 22, 2018

Eyebuds & Earglasses

The Student Advisory Board brings you through a unique tour of the Anderson Collection

February 11, 2018

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone. You are welcome here!

February 10, 2018

Figures in a California Landscape

A dance performance by movement troupe Chocolate Heads, inspired by Manuel Neri’s sculptures.


January 25, 2018

Josef Albers, Sonny Rollins, Stephen Foster, and the Search for the American Sound

Loren Schoenberg, Founding Director of The National Jazz Museum in Harlem talks about the connections between Jazz and Modern Art

January 14, 2018

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone. You are welcome here!

December 28, 2017

Film Screening: Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine

Louise Bourgeois was a profound and prolific artist, working in both sculpture and drawing.

December 10, 2017

Second Sunday

Second Sunday is for everyone. You are welcome here!

November 30, 2017

Intersections: Artist Talk: Mary Weatherford with John Zurier

Artist Mary Weatherford, whose piece "black painting" was gifted to the museum, will discuss her work and process.

November 14, 2017

Artist Talk: Adam Pendleton

Adam Pendleton is a conceptual artist known for his multi-disciplinary practice, which moves fluidly between painting, publishing, photographic collage, video and performance.

October 26, 2017

United Nations Association Film Festival

The Anderson Collection is proud to host the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) for the second year in a row.

October 20, 2017

Performance: Nude Laughing by Xandra Ibarra

Performance throughout the museum, followed by a conversation with artist and writer Henry Gamboa, Jr. at noon in the Denning Family Resource Center, FREE.

October 8, 2017

The Anderson Collection joins Second Sunday!

Every second Sunday of every month. FREE.

September 28, 2017

Film Screening: Herb & Dorothy

Denning Family Resource Center. Free.

September 21, 2017

Artist in Conversation: Loie Hollowell

Denning Family Resource Center. FREE.

August 31, 2017

Art and Yoga!

FREE. Pre-registration required. Limited to 25 participants.

July 27, 2017

Thursday Nights at the Anderson: Film Screening: Painters Painting

FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

June 5, 2017

Student Performances: Final Projects

Also Wednesday, June 7th. FREE and open to the public.

May 25, 2017

Thursday Nights at the Anderson! Film screening: Pollock

FREE, Denning Family Resource Center.



April 22, 2017

Dialogues in Art


April 20, 2017

Art Talk: Matthew Israel, Curator at Large at Artsy

Denning Family Resource Center. FREE.

March 30, 2017

Film Screening: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Denning Family Resource Center. FREE.

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.

February 23, 2017

Film Screening and Talk: Tony DeLap: A Unique Perspective

The film takes an intimate look at the art and career of California artist Tony DeLap, pioneer of West Coast minimalism and Op Art and takes us inside the studio of this renowned painter and sculptor.

February 23, 2017

Student Pop-Up Art Talks

Museum open late for Family Weekend!

February 9, 2017

Art Talk: Art and Social Consciousness: Nick Cave

Presented by Harry Elam, Senior Vice Provost for Education and Vice President for the Arts, Stanford University. Denning Family Resource Center. FREE.

January 27, 2017

Symposium: Refracting Abstraction

January 27-28, 2017 at The Anderson Collection at Stanford University

January 27, 2017

Artist Talk: Stanley Whitney

Oshman Hall at the McMurtry Building for Art & Art History. FREE.



December 29, 2016

Film Screening: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

December 10, 2016

Pop-Up: Make Your Own Soundsuit

FREE.

November 12, 2016

Pop-Up: Make Your Own Soundsuit

FREE.

November 10, 2016

Talk: Helen Park Bigelow on David Park

FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

October 27, 2016

United Nations Association Film Festival

Tickets required. On sale after September 20. Denning Family Resource Center.


October 5, 2016

Jazz Talk: Loren Schoenberg on Dizzy and Thelonious

FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

September 29, 2016

Screening: ART21: Art in the 21st Century Season 8

Episode 1: “Chicago.” FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

September 28, 2016

Talk: Laurie Wilson on Louise Nevelson

FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.


July 28, 2016

Film Screening: The Cool School

FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.


May 26, 2016

Arts District Picnic

Museum galleries and lawn. FREE.

May 19, 2016

Lecture: Renee Bott

FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

April 28, 2016

Film Screening: Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter

FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

April 27, 2016

Lecture: Varieties in Abstraction – in Painting, Music, and Literature

Kendall Walton, Charles L. Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Philosophy, emeritus, University of Michigan and Wm H. Bonsall Visiting Professor, Stanford University. FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

April 16, 2016

Ideas about Space – The Dance of Molissa Fenley at the Anderson

Located in the galleries. FREE.

March 31, 2016

Eyebuds & Earglasses

Presented by the Anderson Collection Student Advisory Board! Located in the galleries. FREE.

March 10, 2016

[VIDEO] Robert Irwin: Why Art?

The Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture

February 25, 2016

Film Screening: Philip Guston: A Life Lived

FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

February 18, 2016

Stanford New Ensemble: Spatial, Visual, and Expressive

Located in the galleries. FREE.

February 13, 2016

Dialogues in Art

FREE, galleries.

January 28, 2016

Artist Talk: Mark Fox




November 2, 2015

Combat Paper Workshop with Stanford Live

Meet outside the museum, facing the Cantor Arts Center’s North Lawn.

October 29, 2015

Artist Talk: MoreLab

FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

September 24, 2015

Film Screening: Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World

FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.

August 27, 2015

An Evening of Yoga and Art

FREE.

July 30, 2015

Film Screening: Rothko’s Rooms

FREE. Denning Family Resource Center.


June 25, 2015

An Evening of Yoga and Art

FREE.

May 30, 2015

Dialogues in Art

FREE, galleries.

May 28, 2015

ArtsRoll With Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Live, and the Arts Institute

Skating and food for students! FREE, Lawns, terraces, and museum galleries.

May 21, 2015

Art Meets Music at the Anderson

FREE. Galleries.

May 12, 2015

[VIDEO] Wayne Thiebaud: Painted Worlds

The Inaugural Burt and Deedee McMurtry Lecture

April 30, 2015

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: !Women Art Revolution

FREE, Denning Family Resource Center.

April 22, 2015

Jazz Talk: Jazz and Modern Art in America with Loren Schoenberg

FREE, Denning Family Resource Center.

March 26, 2015

Thursday Nights at the Anderson! Film Screening: A Good Time to be West

FREE, Denning Family Resource Center.


March 5, 2015

Basil Twist – Animating the Inanimate: A Talk on Abstract Experiments in Puppetry and Visual Arts

FREE, Denning Family Resource Center and galleries.

February 26, 2015

Thursday Nights at the Anderson! Writing Salon

FREE, galleries.

February 20, 2015

Guest Artist Talk: Poet, Elizabeth Alexander

FREE, Denning Family Resource Center.

January 29, 2015

Thursday Nights at the Anderson! Film screening: Pollock

FREE, Denning Family Resource Center.

November 22, 2014

Abstract Expressionism Forum

Galleries.



October 2, 2014

Party on the Edge!

FREE, galleries.