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Stanford University: Cantor Arts Center

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General Information

Facility: Stanford University Cantor Arts Center
Address: 328 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 723-4177
Email: N/A
Hours: Hours of Operation

About the museum:

Founded in 1891 as the Leland Stanford Jr. Museum, the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Arts Center has survived several natural disasters and periods of neglect. The museum welcomed its one millionth visitor in July 2005, six years after reopening with its current name.

For more information concerning the Japanese collections, please contact Caitlin Johnson at (650) 721-9265 or by email.

Research Collections

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Summary of Collections

Collection size: as of October 2014

The Cantor Arts Museum's permanent collection is comprised of approximately 40,000 items. Of these, 5,000 objects are held within the Asian collections, with 1,400 objects in the Japanese collection alone. Objects date from 3000 BCE to the late twentieth century.


Online catalog:

Online Resources


A collection of approximately 300 items digitized from the Asian collections of the museum. Some information, such as date, creator, and location, are provided.

How to Use the Facility

Gallery Protocol

Access to the museum is free to the public. Pets, smoking, and food and drink are prohibited within the galleries. Only photography for non-commercial use is allowed; all other photography requests must be sent to Public Relations Office. For more information, please see the museum's photography policy.

Rights and Reproduction

The museum requests that all rights or reproduction requests be sent to the Visual Resources and Rights Specialist. For more information, please visit their Rights and Reproductions Information page.

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