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May 22nd, 2022

The Art of Stanford Court

Art & Culture

Do you know how much San Francisco loves #art? From some of the best photography museums in the country, SFMOMA, Diego Rivera murals, street art, the Asian Art Museum, Benny Bufano statues in all corners, #SF is an art-loving community, and it’s no exception here at Stanford Court.

BENNY BUFANO PENGUINS
Did you happen to see a penguin protecting her chicks when you walked into Stanford Court? Originally the work of SF public-art forerunner Beniamino “Benny” Bufano, at SCH we worked to renovate the 3-ton, 10-foot tall penguin statue so she could be seen in all her glory front-and-center at our entrance. Bufano believed that art should be public and enjoyed by all, not just locked up in collector’s homes. We agree, and that’s why we love sharing his work with all of our guests. If you’re interested in seeing more of Bufano's work, just two blocks away from Stanford Court at St. Mary’s Square stands his statue of Sun Yat-Sen. Also, check out this interactive map of Bufano’s works put together by the SF Chronicle.

Bufano Penguins

 

STANFORD COURT HOTEL ART
Wander our halls and engage with art, photography, oil paintings, murals, and more. Our immersive arts program enlivens our walls (and ceilings), connecting you with San Francisco’s creative community and culture.

Did you know that each elevator landing has a San Francisco theme? For example, the 8th floor is dedicated to the San Francisco Giants with the baseball gloves and vintage baseball cards on display, while the 7th floor celebrates the Chinese community within our great city. We encourage our guests to ride the elevator to see each floor’s unique theme.

8th Floor Elevator Theme

 

DIGITAL ART @ SC
One of the first things you’ll notice on your way through the lobby is the vibrant digital art. A dynamic selection of work is presented in our digital gallery across three 75” screens—featuring mixed media pieces that are really cool.

Digital Art

 

#SELFIESPOT
These days, you don’t have to be a photographer or an artist to share your vision. We absolutely love that our guests take photos of their trips and tag us along. The room views of the TransAmerica Pyramid, the bay and the fog are ever-changing, and we love to see it in the lens of our guests. So please keep tagging us @StanfordCourtSF and share your point of view!

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