Leland Stanford Junior University, more commonly referred to as Stanford, houses a museum of art, called the Cantor Center for Visual Arts. This museum at Stanford exhibits the largest collection of bronze replicas commissioned by Rodin outside of Paris. The Center also displays various artwork spanning 4,000 years of history and culture.
The Cantor Center for Visual Arts had its beginning around the same time as the University's founding when Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford travelled the world collecting objects of art to be made available for students and the public to view.
Museum hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The Cantor Center also offers tours, lectures, seminars, classes, and other special events. It is located on the campus of Stanford University, where guests will also find a bookshop offering gifts and souvenirs for the art lover or a café overlooking the Rodin sculpture garden that offers gourmet sandwiches, soups, and salads.
The Cantor Center for Visual Arts is located 30 minutes by car northwest of the San Jose Airport and just a few miles away from the southern end of San Francisco Bay. Nearby tourist attractions include the Museum of American Heritage, Palo Alto History Museum, and the Stanford Linear Accelerator.