Christine Ryan

Anderson Collection (photo via

On September 21, the Anderson Collection building opened at the Palo Alto campus of Stanford University—our frequent partner-in-crime when it comes to celebrating the West.

Designed by the same team that created Stanford’s stellar Bing Concert Hall, the structure houses 121 works of modern and contemporary American art, all donated by Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson. Of course, we’re most excited about the pieces that have a Western flavor: three lovely Diebenkorns, a Thiebaud “Candy Counter,” and a particularly San Francisco–appropriate Paul Wonner. No prize for guessing where you’ll find us on our lunch breaks come late September…

Admission is free, but by timed reservation on weekends; closed Tues.;

Richard Diebenkorn's "Ocean Park No. 60," 1973, oil on canvas. Anderson Collection at Stanford University, © The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation

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