Then & Now

Memorial Court

Stanford University Archives
The Stanford Family statue, ca. 1908-1913
Stanford University Archives
The Burghers of Calais, 2004

The Stanford Family statue, commissioned by Jane Stanford in 1890, was originally placed in Memorial Court. In February 1915, it was moved to the museum and remained there until 1978. Today, Memorial Court houses The Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin. These sculptures are part of the largest Rodin sculpture collection outside of Paris.