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Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts
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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
American
Title
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts
exterior
view from south east near Rodin Sculpture Garden
Work Type
art museum
Date
Work: 1892-1894
Era: CE
Image Date: May 1987
Location
Lomita Drive at Museum Way
Stanford, Stanford, Santa Clara, California, United States
Period
Neoclassical
Description
When it first opened its doors to the public in 1894, the Leland Stanford Jr. Museum was unique among American museums, having been privately founded by a family with a general collection of world art on a par with the great public museums being built at the time. By the turn of the century, the Stanford museum was the largest privately-owned museum building in the world. Its archeological and ethnological holdings were a rarity on the Pacific Coast, and by 1905 its collection of Asian materials was unsurpassed in the western United States. The catastrophic San Francisco earthquake of 1906 devastated the building. It leveled two wings, brought down the Egyptian, Roman, and Asian galleries, and shattered more than a thousand Cypriot pots. Three-quarters of the huge structure, much of which has been standing empty awaiting future acquisitions, was irreparably damaged.http://museum.stanford.edu/explore/timeline2.html
ID Number
20110243AVRN_0030
Source
Photographer: Wilson, Richard Guy
Complex Title
Stanford University
Spatial coordinates
37.43292,-122.170213
Rights
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File Properties
File Name
1313191.fpx
SSID
1313191

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