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)

More News Feed Headlines

Sotheby's

How 'Enhanced Hammer' Deals Impact Auction House Economics

  • April 26, 2016 19:47

In a race for top-tier consignments, the world's biggest auction houses have offered sellers ...

Read More

Pinacoteca di Brera art museum

Italian Authorities Seize Nazi-looted Artworks From Private Homes

  • April 24, 2016 23:14

Three late 15th century paintings missing since they were looted by Nazi troops from a Tuscan ...

Read More

Met Breuer

Met Museum to Restructure as Deficit Looms

  • April 21, 2016 23:38

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has about 2,200 employees, an operating budget of about $300 ...

Read More

Screenshot from Hiscox Online Art Trade Report 2016

Hiscox Releases New Report on Online Art Market

  • April 20, 2016 15:10

Insurer Hiscox has released a new online art trade report for 2016, and it includes a ranking of ...

Read More

Related Press Releases

Related Events from ArtfixDaily Calendar

 

ArtfixDaily Artwire