The Anderson Collection at the Standford University is always a treat and especially during the holidays. The gallery was designed by the world-renowned architects Ennead and completed in September 2014. Though blocky and heavy as it may appear at first sight, the building draws you right in with its light-filled and open interior. It houses one of the finest private collections in the South Bay featuring 86 artists and 121 modern and contemporary American paintings and sculptures. The Andersons, after a visit to Europe, began collecting in the 1960s and keep doing so to this very day.