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Showcases for art in Silicon Valley

Stanford University is promoting the arts in a very big way

The Anderson Collection (rear) and the rebuilt Cantor Arts Center (right) part of a US $235 million arts district at Stanford University. The free-admission Anderson, whose airy galleries showcase paintings by Pollock, Rothko and Diebenkorn, should see plenty of Stanford students who are now required to take 'creative expression' courses.

Palo Alto

THE birthplace of Yahoo and Google, Stanford University is now ramping up and showing off its cultural resources.

Construction of a US$235 million arts district near Palm Drive, the grand tree-lined campus entrance, is well underway here. Last year, the US$112 million