Public Docent-led Tours

Public docent-led tours of the Anderson Collection are offered weekly at the following times:

  • Wednesdays at 12:30pm
  • Saturdays at 12:30 and 2:30pm
  • Sundays at 12:30 and 2:30pm

Tours will be offered at each starting time on a first-come basis.

Tours are free and do not require reservations.

12:30pm Saturday and Sunday public tours are Collection tours with special focus on themes as listed:

Saturday, Apr 21:  Salon Style: Collected Marks on Paper

Sunday, Apr 22:  Color in the Collection

Saturday, Apr 28:  Salon Style: Collected Marks on Paper

Sunday, Apr 29:  Women Artists in the Museum

Saturday, May 5:  Salon Style: Collected Marks on Paper

Sunday, May 6:  Artists and Their Materials

Saturday, May 12:  Salon Style: Collected Marks on Paper

Sunday, May 13:  Second Sunday Family Tour

Saturday, May 19:  Salon Style: Collected Marks on Paper

Sunday, May 20:  Color in the Collection

Saturday, May 26:  Salon Style: Collected Marks on Paper

Sunday, May 27:  Artists and Their Materials

Student-Guided Tours

Student-guided tours of the Collection are offered Fridays at 2:30pm during the Stanford academic year. Tours are free and do not require reservations.

Request a Private Docent-Led Tour

Private docent-led tours are free of charge and last one hour. Group size is 10 people minimum and 30 people maximum per time slot. School tours for K-12 and college level are available. Groups with children under 18 require one adult chaperone per 10 children.

Tours are available by request for Wednesdays through Mondays, 11am – 4pm and Thursdays, 11am – 7pm. No tours are scheduled on Tuesdays. 

Tour requests must be submitted online at least six weeks in advance of the earliest requested tour date. To request a private docent-led tour, click here.

The next available docent-led tours are in JUNE 2018 and later.

Register a Self-Guided Group Tour

Self-guided tours by groups of ten or more must be registered at least two weeks in advance. Teachers or group leaders must register if the group size exceeds 10 people. The museum can only accommodate one group of 40 visitors at a time. If your group exceeds 40, please request multiple tour times. Large groups are to be divided into 10 or fewer in the galleries. All groups with participants under the age of 18 should have at least one adult supervising every 10 children.

Please notify the museum two weeks in advance with the date, time, and size of your group. To register a self-guided tour, click here.

If you have any questions regarding touring the Anderson Collection, please call: 650-721-6053.