You don't need to drive downtown to see an impressive sculpture collection. There are 18 large, outdoor pieces right here in La Jolla on campus. UCSD's Stuart Collection features work by local favorites John Baldessari, Niki de Saint Phalle and Tim Hawkinson.
UCSD has made it easy to see these unique pieces of art. First off, the walking tour is free and you can take it at your own pace.
Secondly, they have a free app to help you navigate the collection. The Stuart Collection app is a collection of short videos of each distinct sculpture on campus that can play on your iPhone or iPad.
Lastly, we urge you to print out a map before leaving your house or home.
To make the most of the walking tour – print out the map, download the app and lace up a pair of comfy shoes (we estimate the walking tour loop is about three miles). It is as easy as one, two, three.
Stops on the Stuart Collection app tour:
- Sun God (1983), Niki de Saint Phalle
- Two Running Violet V Forms (1983), Robert Irwin
- La Jolla Project (1984), Richard Fleischner
- Trees (1986), Terry Allen
- Something Pacific (1988), Nam June Paik
- Unda (1987), Ian Hamilton Finlay
- La Jolla Vista View (1988), William Wegman
- Vices and Virtues (1988), Bruce Nauman
- Untitled (1991), Micahel Asher
- Terrace (1991), Jackie Ferrara
- Green Table (1992), Jenny Holzer
- Snake Path (1982), Alexis Smith
- Red Shoes (1996), Elizabeth Murray
- Standing (1998), Kiki Smith
- Read/Write/Think/Dream (2001), John Baldessari
- Bear (2005), Tim Hawkinson
- Another (2008), Barbara Kruger
The newest piece added to the collection is a 15 by 19 foot house teetering of the corner of the Jacobs Hall. The 70,000 pound piece resembles a house and took seven years to dream up and install. Artist Do Ho Suh created Fallen Star – a miniature house complete with live garden, internal furnishings and electric – to sit seven floors up partially on the building and partially hanging off. It looks like a tornado spun it up into the sky and dropped it down on campus.
Fallen Star was installed in November 2011 and officially opens to the public June 7.
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