Sunday, August 05, 2012

Cantor Museum & Garden

This Rodin Sculpture Garden on the Stanford University campus has the 2nd largest Rodin art collection in the world compared to Paris' Musée Rodin which has over 6,000 pieces of the renowned French sculptor, Auguste Rodin's (1840-1917) artwork.
This local ensemble was donated to the university by B. Gerald Cantor where the campus' museum is named after him.

The campus museum next door is currently going through renovations of its skyline which was originally installed in 1894 when the museum was opened. You can see the scaffolding on its exterior.
Last year, I did a post about the museum's lobby where you can see the skylight from the inside.

I found the concrete ribs of the skylight lying behind a gated fence waiting for it to be repaired. The original glass and sheet metals have been removed where a new UV glass skylight cover will be put over the ribs. The enormous project is scheduled to be completed by the Fall of this year.

- Karen


12 comments:

betchai said...

you always spot something interesting such as the skylight being repaired. Your pictures of the museum are beautiful, both exterior and interior (from previous post).

cocomino said...

I wish that I had visited such campus. They look so nice and have old history.

James Wei said...

You really travel a lot. Great to be travelling with you all over the years

Emm in London said...

I quite like Rodin! I first saw his original pieces at the Met in New York but this looks like a far more beautiful setting!

It looks like the renovations are coming along nicely. I always appreciate people looking after old buildings.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a beautiful museum. I am sure they will be happy when the work is completed. Have a great week ahead.

de engineur said...

Good to see someone's putting effort to preserve a priceless heritage.
Good find BTW

Arti said...

Looks absolutely beautiful. And the last shot is pretty interesting!! Have a wonderful day :)

La Principessa Errante said...

It is a breathtaking collection isn't it. I trust you got to the Burghers of Calais across the street.

AVCr8teur said...

Betchai: Thanks, I like the out of the ordinary pictures.

cocomino: Yes, this place has lots of history and imagine all the students and professors who have been through here.

James: I didn't have to travel very far this time since this place is not far from home.

Emm: It was nice to have many of the sculptures outdoors where people can enjoy them 24 hours.

eileeninmd: It is a beautiful museum and the best part is the admission is free.

de engineur: This place is always buzzing with visitors so it's good that the university is doing some upgrades.

Arti: Haha, since this is a private university, I wasn't sure they liked me taking pictures of the dome in the middle of renovations.

La Principessa Errante: Yes, I did see the Burghers of Calais, but there was many people around it so I decided not to photograph it.

Filip and Kristel said...

Looks like a nice building, I find it always a pity when I visit something that the are doing maintenance on it just when I am there. But ok, we should be happy that they try to keep everything in a good state.

Greetings,
Filip

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catsynth said...

The Cantor Museum has quite a collection - I need to visit it sometime.