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You have to pass through Printers Cafe on California Avenue to visit the Gallery House in Old Palo Alto. Established in 1958, this gallery features the best works of contemporary art by local artists. Featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions of paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures and much more, all year round, Gallery House is operated by a tight community of artists from different parts of the Bay Area. All art-pieces displayed here are for sale, many of them are also available on rent. Check their website for more details on exhibitions hosted.
Bryant Street Gallery offers for sale a variety of paintings, sculptures and photography by local Bay Area artists in addition to other American artists. They occasionally hold artists' receptions when new exhibits are installed so visitors can meet the artist. Even if you aren't in the market to purchase a work of art, visitors are welcome to just browse. The gallery also offers framing services.
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University at Stanford University is a historic art museum incorporating pieces from the original private collection of Leland Stanford himself. Known widely for its assemblage of over twenty bronze statues in the Rodin Sculpture garden, the museum is the third largest Rodin collector in the world. The Cantor Arts Center also exhibits many diverse visual art displays varying from California artists to international cultural pieces. Visitors can also enrich their educated palette and refresh themselves in the charming museum cafe.
A part of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Rodin Sculpture Garden makes for an interesting visit. Open from Wednesdays through Sundays, from 11a, this beautiful garden was established in 1985. Originally designed by Robert Mittelstadt, the garden is themed around a similar garden that B. Gerald Cantor Rodin had designed in Paris; unfortunately it suffered heavy damages on account of the earthquake of 1989. Restored to its former glory in 1991 by Thomas Seligman, the garden features gorgeous masterpieces like the Gates of Hell and Burghers of Calais.