The Stuart Collection is a collection of public art on the campus of the University of California San Diego. Founded in 1981, the Stuart Collection's goal is to spread commissioned sculpture throughout the campus, including both traditional sculptures and integration with features of the campus such as landscaping and buildings. It is supported by the UCSD Department of Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many other organizations and individuals.
The collection was conceived by and named after its initial benefactor, James Stuart DeSilva. Since its creation, it has been administered by Director Mary L. Beebe. It contains eighteen works, with numerous others planned that have not or never will come to fruition. The first work added to the collection was Niki de Saint Phalle's Sun God (statue), and the most recent addition is John Luther Adams's The Wind Garden.
Map of Stuart Collection pieces on UCSD west campus (hover over markers for details)
|1||1983||Sun God||Niki de Saint Phalle||Muir College near Faculty Club|
|2||1983||Two Running Violet V Forms||Robert Irwin||Eucalyptus grove behind Faculty Club|
|3||1984||La Jolla Project||Richard Fleischner||Revelle College near Theatre District|
|4||1986||Trees||Terry Allen||Eucalyptus grove near Geisel Library|
|5||1986||Something Pacific||Nam June Paik||Communication/Media Center building|
|6||1987||UNDA||Ian Hamilton Finlay||Marshall College north playing field|
|7||1988||Vices and Virtues||Bruce Nauman||Powell Structural Systems Laboratory|
|8||1988||La Jolla Vista View||William Wegman||La Jolla Playhouse Theatre District|
|9||1991||Terrace||Jackie Ferrara||Cellular and Molecular Medicine Facility|
|10||1991||Untitled||Michael Asher||Town Square, south of Price Center|
|11||1992||Green Table||Jenny Holzer||Muir College quad|
|12||1992||Snake Path||Alexis Smith||East of Geisel Library|
|13||1996||Red Shoe||Elizabeth Murray||Eucalyptus grove near Torrey Pines Road|
|14||1998||Standing||Kiki Smith||School of Medicine campus|
|15||2001||READ/WRITE/THINK/DREAM||John Baldessari||Geisel Library|
|16||2005||Bear||Tim Hawkinson||Jacobs School of Engineering courtyard|
|17||2008||Another||Barbara Kruger||Price Center East|
|18||2012||Fallen Star||Do Ho Suh||Jacobs School of Engineering|
|19||2017||The Wind Garden||John Luther Adams||La Jolla Playhouse Theatre District|
- Timberg, Scott (19 September 2002). "James DeSilva, 83; Funded Sculpture Collection at UC San Diego". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
- "Mary L. Beebe". Americans for the Arts. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
- Ollman, Leah (11 December 1991). "Art: Jackie Ferrara's 'Terrace' joins Stuart Collection at UC San Diego". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
In addition, Maria Nordman will create a sunken, black granite seating area near the university's main library...and George Trakas will design bridges and paths for a canyon on university property.
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- Stuart Collection Web Site
- Stuart Collection. Records RSS 1250. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.