San Diego

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Stuart Collection

The Stuart Collection at the University of California, San Diego seeks to enrich the cultural, intellectual, and scholarly life of the UCSD campus and of the San Diego community by building and maintaining a unique collection of site-specific works by leading artists of our time. It has been inventive in both its curatorial point of view and its working processes.

The collection results from an innovative partnership between the university and the Stuart Foundation. Under an agreement forged in 1982, the entire campus may be considered as sites for commissioned sculpture. It is further distinguished from a traditional sculpture garden by integration of some of the projects with university buildings. With the enthusiastic cooperation of the UCSD Department of Visual Arts, and additional financial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Russell Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the California Arts Council, the Stuart Collection Colleagues and many other organizations and individuals, the collection has initiated and completed and impressive range of projects. The selection of artists for commissions is based on the advice of the Stuart Foundation Advisory Committee, which is composed art professionals of international stature. The committee periodically invites artists to conceive and develop proposals with the assistance of the Stuart Collection staff.

Projects that are chosen for realization by the advisory committee are then submitted to a campus review process. The chancellor gives final approval on all commissions. Throughout the proposal, design and construction processes, artists select and tailor their work to a specific ... [ Read all ]


Permanent Collection

The collection results from an innovative partnership between the university and the Stuart Foundation. Under an agreement forged in 1982, the entire campus may be considered as sites for commissioned sculpture. It is further distinguished from a traditional sculpture garden by integration of some of the projects with university buildings. With the enthusiastic cooperation of the UCSD Department of Visual Arts, and additional financial support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Russell Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the California Arts Council, the Stuart Collection Colleagues and many other organizations and individuals, the collection has initiated and completed and impressive range of projects. The selection of artists for commissions is based on the advice of the Stuart Foundation Advisory Committee, which is composed art professionals of international stature.
Terry Allen

Michael Asher

John Baldessari

Jackie Ferrara

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Richard Fleischner

Tim Hawkinson

Jenny Holzer

Robert Irwin

Elizabeth Murray

Bruce Nauman

Nam June Paik

Niki de Saint Phalle

Alexis Smith

Kiki Smith

William Wegman


Exhibitions

1983 Niki de Saint Phalle, Sun God

1983 Robert Irwin, Two Running Violet V Forms

1984 Richard Fleischner, La Jolla Project

1986 Terry Allen, Trees

1986 Nam June Paik, Something Pacific

1987 Ian Hamilton Finlay, UNDA

1988 Bruce Nauman, Vices and Virtues

1988 William Wegman, La Jolla Vista View

1991 Michael Asher, Untitled

1991 Jackie Ferrara, Terrace

1992 Jenny Holzer, Green Table

1992 Alexis Smith, Snake Path

1996 Elizabeth Murray, Red Shoe

1998 Kiki Smith, Standing

2001 John Baldessari, READ/WRITE/THINK/DREAM

2005 Tim Hawkinson, Bear




Cost

Free




Getting there

University of California, San
Diego
9500 Gilman Drive




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