Stanford to Showcase Anderson Collection in $30 Million New Building

Harry W.  and Mary Margaret Anderson, and their daughter Mary Patricia Anderson Pence, standing in front of Franz Kline, Figure 8, 1952 and Mark Rothko, Pink and White over Red, 1957.  Both are works being donated to Stanford University.
Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, and their daughter Mary Patricia Anderson Pence, standing in front of Franz Kline, Figure 8, 1952 and Mark Rothko, Pink and White over Red, 1957. Both are works being donated to Stanford University.
( Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News )

Stanford University has chosen the New York-based architectural firm Ennead Architects to design the structure that will house the University’s recent acquisition, the impressive Anderson Collection. 

This art collection was one of the most outstanding private collections of 20th century American art in the world before Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson, and Mary Patricia Anderson Pence donated the bulk of it to Stanford University.

The Anderson family has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for some 40 years, at about the same time they began collecting, and donated generously to the San Francisco Museum of Art in the past.  The Anderson Collection at Stanford will contain 121 works of art representing such Post World War II movements as Abstract Expressionism and Color Field, with paintings by renowned artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

Ennead Architects, formerly Polshek Partnership, is also the architect for Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall, an 844-seat, $112-million venue with acoustics by Yasuhisa Toyota, currently under construction.  The cost of the Anderson Collection building, which will be 30,000 square feet, is more than $30 million, and will be funded by the university.

Stanford will also be building a new home for the Art and Art History departments, the McMurtry building, to be designed by another New York firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

(Report: Christine Bolli for ARTFIXdaily)

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