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Stuart Collection

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #17 of 28 Attractions in La Jolla
Type: Museums, Art Museums, Art Galleries, Monuments/ Statues
Description: Outdoor contemporary sculpture collection at the University of California, San Diego.
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I always suggest that UCSD visitors "do" the Stuart collection because it takes them all over campus. It takes several hours to do it all. Only drawback is the UCSD parking fees, so do it on a weekend.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Stuart Collection in the University of California, San Diego campus has an eclectic collection of public arts sprinkled across the campus. My favorites are Sun God by Niki de Saint Phalle by the Faculty Club, the Snake Path by the central library, the Bear in the engineering Courtyard, and Fallen Star on top of an engineering building (Jacobs Hall). The... More

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la jolla
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Great place to walk and see interesting and provocative art. From a stone teddy bear to a house precariously perched upon an academic building. It is fun to walk among a grove of eucalyptus trees and find the tree that sings, another which recites poetry and a final one near the library which is silent. I would suggest either downloading... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Who would have guess that 18 pieces of art would be scattered around the campus at UCSD. It was free and well worth the walking.

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Julian, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Check times when Fallen Star is open. If you're after an art piece that makes you FEEL the disorientation of one world colliding into another (cultures, universities, etc.) this will do it. My two boys thought it was incredibly weird and fun, and we got some philosophy and architecture lessons on the side. A fun morning (in summer!) to walk... More

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La Jolla, California
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The Stuart Collection at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) is a delightful assortment of outdoor (and some indoor) works of art across the university's 1200-acre campus. There are currently 19 pieces, and it is fun for young and old to try to find them all. Some are hidden between the eucalyptus trees, others are in plain sight but... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2003

Much of the Stuart Collection struck me as a collection of pieces that didn't quite work and had been discarded by the artist -- peices by Alexis Smith and Kiki Smith notwithstanding.A notable exception was Terry Allen's Trees, a refreshing and poetic gesture among the forced feeling of the rest of the peices. Terry Allens site-specific sculpture, Trees, consists of... More

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