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Address: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 858-534-2117
Description: Outdoor contemporary sculpture collection at the University of California...
Outdoor contemporary sculpture collection at the University of California, San Diego.
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The Stuart collection has installed a world-class collection of public art throughout the UCSD campus. From Robert Irwin to Alexis Smith, the collection is not to be missed. Check... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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La Jolla, California
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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The Stuart collection has installed a world-class collection of public art throughout the UCSD campus. From Robert Irwin to Alexis Smith, the collection is not to be missed. Check to see what days Do Ho Suh's Fallen Star is open to the public.

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

UCSD campus is a beautiful campus, and having a reason to meander through all the various areas of the campus makes it so much more fun! Stuart Collection is a fun and eclectic collection of 18 internationally renown sculptures, some easy to find while others took a little more effort. Fallen Star is open to the public for very limited... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Some beautiful and unusual works of art, but not easy to find. I started with a campus map from the information center, which did not show any of the individual pieces. Then got a map from the Stuart collection website, which showed the approximate locations of the art works. Then tried to combined the two. It was a fun and... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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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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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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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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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Address: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 858-534-2117
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla

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