Art affiliations on campus who partner with our department and students.
Bowes Art & Architecture Library
Located on the 2nd Floor of McMurtry, the collections, services, and staff of the Library support teaching and research in the history and practice of the visual arts, architecture, film, and design. Its 170,000 volumes, including over 500 active journal titles, cover the history of architecture, sculpture, painting, drawing, graphic arts, design, photography, experimental media, performance art, video art, and the decorative arts.
Cantor Arts Center
The Cantor Arts Center's diverse collections span continents, cultures, and 5,000 years of art history and include one of the largest presentations of Rodin bronzes outside Paris. Come see a wide range of changing exhibitions and take advantage of docent tours, lectures, gallery talks, symposia, classes, and special events. Explore, participate, and visit often.
Anderson Collection at Stanford University
Stanford University has become home to the core of the Anderson Collection, one of the world’s most outstanding private assemblies of modern and contemporary American art. The collection is a gift from Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence, the Bay Area family who built the collection over the last 50 years. The university has constructed a permanent building exclusively for the collection within the expanding arts district. It is adjacent to Cantor Arts Center and the McMurtry Building for the Department of Art and Art History, and across Palm Drive from Bing Concert Hall and Frost Amphitheater. The addition of this remarkable art collection strengthens Stanford’s growing commitment to the arts and the connection between the study, creation and experience of art.
Stanford Arts and the Office of the Associate Dean for the Advancement of the Arts are the nexus for interdisciplinary campus-wide arts programming and provide support for faculty and student arts activities. Stanford’s unique interdisciplinary investigation of the arts combines innovation and entrepreneurship that is the hallmark of Silicon Valley with academic leadership in art theory and practice.
Institute for Diversity in the Arts
The Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) is an interdisciplinary program in the humanities that involves students in the study of culture, identity, and diversity through artistic expression. Their mission is to create, support, and advance powerful, collaborative, and transformative arts practice and arts leadership.