Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  Palo Alto  /  Cantor Arts Center

Cantor Arts Center, Palo Alto

4.7
#3 of 15 in Things to do in Palo Alto
Cantor Arts Center is located in Palo Alto. Put Cantor Arts Center on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Palo Alto travel itinerary maker.
Create an itinerary including Cantor Arts Center
map
Cantor Arts Center Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
389 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • August 4, 2017
    What was once (before the earthquake of 1906) the largest private museum in the country, the Cantor Arts Center is now a wonderful small museum with some terrific exhibits. The permanent collection in...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    A beautiful museum with a balance of Asian , contemporary art , Rodin sculptures and exhibition of industrial innovations! This museum is a must if you are in the area!  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    We are truly lucky to have wonderful museums in our backyard in Palo Alto. Interesting permanent and visiting exhibits There is something for everyone. From traditional to modern, Beautiful structure....  more »
Google
  • June 16, 2017
    Amazing art museum! It's free and open to the public. Closed on Tuesdays. You'll need to put your bags aside or lock it up, which is also free to do. Highly recommend spending sometime there.
  • May 21, 2017
    Great collection, well displayed. Ancient, modern, east, west, north, south, it is all there. Rodin is very well represented, and there are small galleries that change frequently and have yummy and sometimes unexpected items. For example, Max Klinger (not the one from M.A.S.H.) prints. Many museums have little or nothing from Africa. Continent-wise, I think Cantor is only short on art from Antarctica.
  • June 10, 2017
    Always a great experience. Loved their recent Art History exhibit, really rendering art accessible. This is a great day out with the family.
  • April 30, 2017
    The SF Bay area is full of small astounding Art Museums and this is one of the better ones. Exhibits change from time to time so do come back. It is Uber or walking distance from the Caltrain station in PA. University parking is like university parking so pay attention to the signs. I am a fan of Auguste Rodin and they have a nice well presented collection.
  • June 26, 2017
    Fascinating art and history museum. I especially enjoyed the Chinese ceramics section, and th section on the Stanfords themselves.

Plan your trip to Palo Alto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Palo Alto

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Palo Alto by other users

39 days in United States BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Palo Alto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Palo Alto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in California BY A USER FROM TURKEY October, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Palo Alto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in San Francisco Bay Area BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Palo Alto BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Palo Alto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in San Francisco, San Ramon & Palo Alto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM CHINA October, kids, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Palo Alto BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans