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Anderson Collection at Stanford University to get new home

The Anderson Collection at Stanford University has reached another on-schedule milestone in the trek toward beginning construction this summer and opening its doors in 2014. The Stanford Board of Trustees approved Ennead Architects’ building design at their meeting this week, reports ROBIN WANDER writing on Stanford News

Architectural rendering of the main entry of the Anderson Collection at Stanford University building, designed by Ennead Architects.

The Anderson Collection is one of the largest and most outstanding private collections of post-World War II American art in the world. The collection has been built over the last 50 years by Bay Area residents Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, affectionately known as “Hunk” and “Moo,” and by their daughter, Mary Patricia Anderson Pence, affectionately known as “Putter.”

“The building for the Anderson Collection at Stanford University and the McMurtry building are magnificent, much-needed additions to this campus,” said Leslie Hume, chair of the Board of Trustees, in December. “Like the Cantor Arts Center and Bing Concert Hall, they make tangible Stanford’s commitment to the arts and the central role of the arts in a liberal education. As you arrive on campus and enter this wonderful arts district, you will know immediately that the arts are important to Stanford.”

This is the fourth Ennead project on the Stanford campus, after the Cantor Arts Center addition in 1998, the Stanford Law School William H. Neukom Building in 2011 and Bing Concert Hall scheduled to be completed in 2013.

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