The Stuart Collection at the University of California, San Diego seeks to enrich the cultural, intellectual, and scholarly life of the UC San Diego 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 Collection, forged in 1982, whereby 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 financial support from the Friends of the Stuart Collection, the National Endowment for the Arts, and many other organizations, foundations and individuals, the collection has initiated and completed an impressive range of projects by artists that have received international recognition.
Your gift of any size will support the Stuart Collection’s continuing efforts to bring significant artworks to the campus.
“My experience with the Stuart Collection dates back to my days as a student, when the Sun God and Trees were installed. All of the pieces in this wonderful collection enhance my sense of the campus as a place where the arts flourish alongside the sciences. A visit to the UC San Diego campus isn’t complete without encountering at least some of these works.”
-- Ken Earnest, ‘86
For more information about the Stuart Collection please see our website: http://stuartcollection.ucsd.edu/