Stanford University's distinguished outdoor art collection includes important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. As part of the Cantor Arts Center collection, outdoor sculpture is maintained by the Center's staff. Oversight of the outdoor art program is the responsibility of the Presidential Panel on Outdoor Art of Stanford University, the members of which are appointed each year. Visitors are invited to view sculpture on campus on their own or join a docent-led tour.
The Cantor Arts Center presents one of the largest collections of works by Auguste Rodin outside Paris, including 20 major works in the Rodin Sculpture Garden.
The Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden contains 40 wood and stone carvings of people, animals, and magical beings that illustrate creation stories and cultural traditions. Ten artists from the inland Sepik River area created the sculptures on-site during a five-month visit in 1994. This sculpture garden is located at Santa Teresa and Lomita Drive. The garden is always open; free tours are on the third Sunday of the month.
A position is open for a Stanford student to work on the Cantor's outdoors sculpture collection. Learn More
Campus sculptures are available for viewing all hours.