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A stunning hidden treasure on the Stanford campus. An enterprising anthropology graduate student... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2019
Shelley F
Stanford, California

I stumbled upon this place and was lucky to find out some interesting history of the artist. I hear... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2019

A stunning hidden treasure on the Stanford campus. An enterprising anthropology graduate student brought craftsmen and artists from New Guinea to Stanford some years ago to carve a fascinating series of sculptures, totem poles, drums, etc. What looks at first glance like an ordinary wooded...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Shelley F
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon this place and was lucky to find out some interesting history of the artist. I hear its great at dusk because its lit and spooky. Great for the photographer in you to come out.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

This little garden is tucked next to Roble Hall, a beautiful sculpture garden that fits so well among the trees. A beauty for sure.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

I appreciate the collection of artifacts and sculpture from across polynesia and the Pacific Rim, however, the garden in which these sculptures have been placed appears to be overgrown and lacks intention. Arrive late in the day and the deep and dark shadows cast by...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Arne M
Reviewed August 8, 2017

I worked at Stanford for 30 years and this is one of my favorite spots on campus. The sculptures were created in place by native New Guinea artists brought to California in a collaboration with the Stanford anthropology department and they engaged with the community...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden might be missed if you didn't know it was there. It's quite interesting to walk around and see all the different sculptures. The University had a number of sculptors on campus for six months creating and carving their "totem...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Chris L
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This little sculpture garden is one of a number of hidden gems. Artisans from New Guinea visited and created these sculptures, one of which is said to look like Richard Nixon. Whether intentional or not, it does!

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank HenryandNancy
Reviewed August 10, 2016

There are just about 10 sculptures here. Took 10min to go over them. Very special, completely different style from conventional ones like Rodin's nearby.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Around 50 sculptures and totems. An impressive collection, and it's just standing there waiting for you to explore it. Very tranquil and interesting.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Tal H
Reviewed February 27, 2016

The garden is hidden in a tiny forest at the corner of Lomita and Santa Teresa. You can walk right by and never notice it. Step inside and it's overwhelmingly powerful and beautiful. Play the crocodile drum. Walk through the entire forest carefully, many sculptures...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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