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Address: University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: +1 858-534-2117
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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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Nice walk but difficult to find the art.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2016
Diane W
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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155 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 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 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Canada
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98 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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California
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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la jolla
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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232 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Who would have guess that 18 pieces of art would be scattered around the campus at UCSD. It was free and well worth the walking.

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Julian, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Check times when Fallen Star is open. If you're after an art piece that makes you FEEL the disorientation of one world colliding into another (cultures, universities, etc.) this will do it. My two boys thought it was incredibly weird and fun, and we got some philosophy and architecture lessons on the side. A fun morning (in summer!) to walk... More 

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