About Stanford Arts

Stanford University is placing creativity at the heart of a twenty-first-century education.

In 2015-16, Stanford opened its third new facility for the arts: the McMurtry Building for the Department of Art and Art History. This remarkable new resource, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is a state-of-the-art platform for the study and making of art. It also represents the dynamism of the arts on campus, with a powerful architectural statement and open and inviting spaces. It is truly a transformative addition to campus, joining Bing Concert Hall (2013), the Anderson Collection at Stanford University (2014), and the Cantor Arts Center (1894; renovation 1999) in our new arts district.

The renovated Roble Gymnasium
The McMurtry Building for Art & Art History

This was also a year of planning: planning for the opening of the renovation of Roble Gym in fall 2016 with new and upgraded theater and dance spaces. And planning for the next phase of our efforts in the arts. Thanks to the Stanford Arts Initiative, over the past ten years we have made incredible progress. Now we are looking to jump to the next level with Arts Leap. Through Arts Leap we will pursue three strategic priorities for the next years: engaging Every Stanford Student; generating pioneering programs that are possible Only at Stanford; and Moving Stanford Forward with leading artists, creatives, and scholars.


Maude Brezinski

Senior Director of Development for the Arts

Matthew Tiews

Associate Dean for the Advancement of the Arts

Peggy Phelan

Denning Family Director, Stanford Arts Institute

Robin Wander

Director of Arts Communication

Office of the Associate Dean
Littlefield Center, 2nd Floor
Stanford, CA 94305-2250

Stanford Arts Institute
Littlefield Center, 2nd Floor
Stanford, CA 94305-2250