The Anderson Collection, a new art museum, recently opened in Silicon Valley and if you’re in the bay area it’s definitely worth making the trip! It opened in September 2014 and I must admit that I’m disappointed it took me so long to finally get around to a visit.
It’s conveniently located right next to the Cantor Arts Center on the Stanford Campus, and one could easily make a day of it visiting both! Admission is free and the Cantor has a nice cafe open Wednesday through Sunday.
Although they do offer guided tours, my older son and I really enjoyed taking our time and wandering from painting to painting on our own. He took this fun photo of mom and me using two phones! He was in the artistic spirit!
The Anderson Collection was a gift from a Bay Area family who built the collection over the last 50 years. According to the official website it is one of the world’s most outstanding private assemblies of modern and contemporary American art. Upon seeing it, its impossible not to agree! It’s hard to imagine one family owning this much incredible art! If you do get a chance to visit there is a lovely video explaining who the Andersons are and showing the art hanging in their home.