Shuttered for a year thanks to COVID-19, Stanford University's arts venues will gradually reopen for in-person visitors starting in April, according to a release from Stanford News Service. While reopening plans are, of course, subject to change depending on the public-health situation, local arts lovers can feel optimistic this spring with Stanford's latest announcement.
The Cantor Arts Center will open to 25% capacity starting on April 21 (Stanford faculty, students and staff will be allowed in starting the weekend before). Museum hours will be Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with members allowed in at 10 a.m. during the first week of reopening. Free, timed tickets are required for every visitor and can be reserved online starting the week before reopening. The exhibition "When Home Won’t Let You Stay" will be on view through May 30.
"Public tours, group and class visits, and programs will remain virtual and no in-person events will be scheduled at this time," according to the Cantor's website.
Next door, the Anderson Collection will open its first floor to 25% capacity, exhibiting "Formed and Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics" and "Hostile Terrain 94" through May 2, after which it will be closed for the summer for planned maintenance and reopen in the autumn.
The Cantor and Anderson Collection have set up a special webpage for updated information regarding their planned reopening, including information on health and safety policies.
In the realm of performing arts, Frost Amphitheater, Stanford's outdoor concert venue, will reopen at less than 5% capacity/400 attendees per event starting April 29. "Stanford Under the Stars: Movie Nights at Frost" will feature a selection of movies starring actors who attended Stanford and films set in iconic locations in Northern California, according to an announcement from Stanford Live. The first film will be "Walk The Line," starring Stanford alum Reese Witherspoon. The film series will run through June, and the venue may transition back to live performances over the summer. More information is available at live.stanford.edu.