Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

328 Lomita Dr,
Palo Alto, CA 94305-5060- Map It
(650) 723-4177

AAA Editor Notes

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is just off Palm Dr. at Lomita Dr. and Museum Way. The center's 24 galleries display art from around the world, from Africa to the Americas to Asia and from classical to contemporary. Works from ancient Egypt, China and Greece as well as the 21st century span 5,000 years of art history and a diversity of cultures. Three galleries are dedicated to sculpture by Auguste Rodin; casts of his famous “The Thinker,” “Age of Bronze” and “The Kiss” are crowd-pleasers. The outdoor Rodin Sculpture Garden displays larger-than-life-size bronze figures. Adam and Eve flank “The Gates of Hell,” the artist's greatest masterpiece, which also includes many smaller figures. Other highlights are works by Ansel Adams, Albert Bierstadt, Andy Goldsworthy, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso and Richard Serra. Stanford family memorabilia and changing exhibits also are featured. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Free. Parking: Parking is metered; free after 4 p.m. and all day on weekends.
Hours: Wed.-Mon. 11-5 (also Thurs. 5-8). Guided tours are given daily, and family programs are offered on Sun.; phone for schedule. Highlight tours are given Wed.-Sun. at 1. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.