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Address: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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Outdoor contemporary sculpture collection at the University of California,...

Outdoor contemporary sculpture collection at the University of California, San Diego.

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Pick up a free map and enjoy the wonders of discovering the talking tree (near the library), the controversial water fountain located near the President's office, the giant rock... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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291 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Pick up a free map and enjoy the wonders of discovering the talking tree (near the library), the controversial water fountain located near the President's office, the giant rock bear, the tilted house, or other public art. It's spread all over the UCSD campus and continues to grow. So put on your walking shoes as parking is a challenge on... More 

1 Thank GlobalGypsy_13
La Jolla
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you are into college campuses and especially art, this is a must see. The quantity and variety of art is simply breathtaking.

1 Thank marjories614
San Jose, California
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207 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Pros - It’s free. It can be done at any time of the day (if you are up early and other attractions are not open, you can check this out). Includes exercise (walk around campus). Some of the art is very interesting! Cons - The art can be tough to find. The map is not very useful. I was excited... More 

1 Thank Diane W
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We all though that is incredible art located at the top of engineering department building in UCSD. The Fallen Start is open to public from Tuesday to Thursday, and you need to pay the parking fee during your visit if you plan to come during its open hours. I visited on the Saturday and free parking but can't access to... More 

Thank Syiu19964
La Jolla, California
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 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.

Thank AldisBrowneIII
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98 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 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 

Thank SaskNan
St. Petersburg, Florida
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106 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 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 

2 Thank SPTrav
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110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 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.

1 Thank TravelerPaul18
La Jolla, California
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 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 

Thank Charles T
la jolla
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 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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