Visual & Performing Arts

Visual Arts

Anderson Collection

A collection of 121 modern and contemporary paintings and sculpture spanning the breadth of post-war American art.

Cantor Arts Center

The Cantor Arts Center's encyclopedic collection spans continents, cultures, and 5,000 years of art. See a wide range of changing exhibitions and take advantage of docent tours, lectures, symposia, classes, and special events.

Rodin Collection

In addition to approximately 200 Rodin works in three Cantor Arts Center galleries, the Stanford campus boasts 20 major works in the Rodin Sculpture Garden, plus the Burghers of Calais near the Quad.

Outdoor Sculpture

There are more than 85 outdoor works of art accessible 365 days a year on the Stanford campus. The distinguished collection includes important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media from the 19th century to the present.

Stanford Art Gallery

Stanford Art Gallery is an integral part of the programs, research and curricula of the Department of Art & Art History. Exhibitions feature the works of students and faculty.

Stanford Art Spaces

Stanford Art Spaces exhibition program features the work of local artists and serves the Paul G. Allen Building, housing the Center for Integrated Systems, the program’s longtime sponsor, and the David W. Packard Electrical Engineering Building, with smaller venues located throughout campus.

Performing Arts

Drama

Christian McBride
Photo by Toni Gauthier

Stanford Live

With its home at Bing Concert Hall, Stanford Live presents a wide range of the finest performances from around the world fostering a vibrant learning community and providing distinctive experiences through the performing arts.  

Music At Stanford

Over 1,200 students, faculty, staff, and local community members perform in Department of Music public concerts and performances throughout the year, from classical to jazz to experimental.

Cardinal Ballet Company

Stanford’s first ballet company features an enthusiastic group of classically-trained dancers who perform throughout the school year.

Stanford TAPS

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies produces numerous events through its creative program and season of live shows including canonical plays, commissioned dance works, experimental projects, and lecture/demonstrations by visiting artists. 

Stanford Jazz Festival

Each summer many of the world’s best jazz artists come to Stanford for a series of performances that provide an exceptional immersion in jazz for the musicians and audiences alike.

Stanford Repertory Theater

SRT’s year-round offerings include full-scale theatrical productions, staged readings, film screenings, and symposia.

St. Lawrence String Quartet

Whether playing Haydn or premiering a new work, Stanford's ensemble-in-residence has a rare ability to bring audiences to rapt attention. Their commitment to community outreach is demonstrated through the SLSQ's many chamber music programs and free concerts on campus.

Stanford Arts Website