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Cantor Arts Center, Palo Alto

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The Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, formerly the Stanford University Museum of Art, and commonly known as the Cantor Arts Center, is an art museum on the campus of Stanford University in Stanford, California. The museum first opened in 1894 and consists of over 130,000 sq ft (12,000 m2) of exhibition space, including sculpture gardens. The Cantor Arts Center houses the largest collection of sculptures by Auguste Rodin outside of Paris, with 199 works, most in bronze but others in different media. The museum is open to the public and charges no admission.
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  • Loved the entire art museum and the Rodin exhibit was over the top! Don’t miss it .. no fee required—just a reservation. Stanford U is so fortunate to have this treasure on its campus! 
    Loved the entire art museum and the Rodin exhibit was over the top! Don’t miss it .. no fee required—just a reservation. Stanford U is so fortunate to have this treasure on its campus!  more »
  • Great Rodin collection! The museum is free. Be sure to take a docent tour to learn more about the collection. The cafe is fabulous for lunch! 
    Great Rodin collection! The museum is free. Be sure to take a docent tour to learn more about the collection. The cafe is fabulous for lunch!  more »
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  • We are in the area, not really plan to visit museum but we did. Admission is free but need to make a reservation and get your free tickets at eventbrite, it only take few minutes to do that😄 Beautiful and very clean museum. Very kind and helpful staff. Restroom available. Cafeteria nearby you get hungry. Parking is available nearby. Visitor pay parking during weekdays. So much learning, thank you all so much! Love everything!
  • This is my first writing a review about a museum, and it is my honor dedicate my first review to this prestigious museum. First, I would like to clarify that I am not museum expert nor curator. My understanding to art history is minimal and this review is purely from a typical visitor standpoint. With that said, let me begin to praise how good this place is. First, this place has a Free admission. Yes! You read it right! It is free of charge to visit this museum. This place has all variety kind of artwork and antique, from stoneware from 200BC to modern painting and from eastern ancient calligraphy to western modern sculpture. My favorite one is the Buddha statue from Ming Dynasty in China and the famous New York dining painting by Edward Hoppers. The collection and variety in this place are better than other museum you can find in the bay area. And, they charge a hefty fee for admission (except for certain day of the month for certain resident). So, I was very happy with my visit to the Cantor art center. The parking was easy. What else can I ask for? However, they do require online reservations in advance for admission. No charge, but need reservation.

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