THE CANTOR ARTS CENTER IS TEMPORARILY CLOSING TO THE PUBLIC WHILE REMAINING OPEN TO SUPPORT STANFORD’S ACADEMIC FUNCTIONS.
FROM MARCH 7, 2020-APRIL 15, 2020, A STANFORD ID WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION.
The Cantor’s Permanent Collection is diverse, ranging from art and artifacts, to photography, drawings, and sculpture, including classic and modern, and encompassing local and global works. http://cantorcollection.
The ever changing temporary and ongoing exhibitions also cover a wide-range of history, culture, and art forms. Also changing is it’s vision. The Cantor is now focusing on encouraging diverse ideas and showing art in more current ways. Check out their recent acquisition, OY/YO, a sculpture encouraging discussion about images and language. https://museum.stanford.edu/
Notably, the museum includes galleries dedicated to the Stanford family and the history of the University. No spoilers here; you’ll have to visit to discover this historic family’s saga.
Families find the museum an easy outing. The main child-friendly event is Second Sunday, which includes talks, hands-on art projects, and gallery experiences for all ages. And for all visiting days, the museum offers kids art packs to borrow, story times, and art-making tables (a wonderful break for little artists). https://museum.stanford.edu/
Schedules for free tours and talks are on their website. https://museum.stanford.edu/