Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

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Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
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permia
Ireland37,269 contributions
Superb creations
Oct 2019
It was a pleasure to meander amongst the imaginative and thought-provoking artistic creations.

Featuring some of the finest sculptures from the past century, they are set in peaceful and sylvan surroundings.

Named after the university’s third chancellor, it was he who dedicated the garden in 1967.
Written 6 November 2019
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Fletch1946
Fair Haven, NJ906 contributions
Very Nice Place to Spend an Hour or Two
Sep 2019 • Couples
This sculpture Garden is on the campus of UCLA. It is not large as sculpture gardens go, but it is very peaceful. The twenty or so sculptures (almost all in metal) are well spread out and separately labeled. The quiet setting is beautifully landscaped. Highly recommended.
Written 9 September 2019
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,603 contributions
Out of the way, but worth a detour
Mar 2018 • Couples
The Murphy Sculpture Garden is at the north-eastern corner of the UCLA campus, and therefore a bit off the beaten track. It will repay a visit, however. It is a peaceful place with a number of statues of varying interest. Which you will like best depends on your taste; I particularly like the Serra and the Etrog, but there were a couple of more representational works that I also enjoyed, notably the Maillol. Recommended.
Written 7 March 2018
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Bruinjeepman
Los Angeles, CA606 contributions
Hidden Gem
Dec 2015 • Couples
This is a great place for a stroll or a picnic on a nice sunny day. It is hidden among the campus buildings in north campus at UCLA. It is a trek from public transit stops but worth the walk. There are works from the world's most famous artists. One of the few places in the world where you can study the works academically in a classroom then step outside and see them in person.
Written 23 December 2015
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David B L
Los Angeles, CA8,326 contributions
Hidden on UCLA Campus ...
May 2015 • Friends
The Murphy Sculpture Garden is hidden in plain sight inside the huge UCLA campus. You'll need a map or guide to find it, then once you do you'll be astonished. Spaced around an area of Jacaranda trees is a marvelous world class sculpture collection. 1st saw it years ago when my daughter was a freshman and return periodically to share with Artsy friends. TIP: on your 1st visit stop in w Campus Security and get directions plus parking guidance, makes things go smoothly! Enjoy. ...
Written 5 December 2015
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KriksPicks
Edina, MN208 contributions
Engaging sculptures on display on UCLA campus
Mar 2015 • Couples
This was our second visit to the sculpture garden on campus. We discovered it quite by accident. Being daily walkers, we chose to walk the campus from our nearby hotel and came upon the garden quite by accident. We liked it so much on that first (2014) visit that it was an easy decision to revisit on our most recent trip to LA.
Written 9 April 2015
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taj45
Beaufort57 contributions
Glorious days
Aug 2014 • Family
Some of the most beautiful sculptures found in a quite setting of a peaceful garden. A wonderful place to enjoy the day, rest from business and relax among displays of great talent.
Written 18 August 2014
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StephenWilliams00
Los Angeles, CA7 contributions
Go to the Murphy Sculpture Garden in May
Apr 2014 • Solo
Don't do anything else with your life. Go to the Murphy Sculpture Garden in May. Plan on staying the entire month. Have your friends bring you food and water. If they are your friends, they should at least do that for you.
Written 15 April 2014
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pblythe
Palm Desert, CA89 contributions
One of the best in the west!
Jan 2013 • Couples
The sculpture garden has some of the best examples of modern and contemporary sculpture in the western US. Works by Serra, Moore, Matisse, Miro, Zuniga, Lachaise, Archipenko and others grace a beautiful setting on the UCLA campus.
Written 25 July 2013
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Ambersea
Redondo Beach, CA200 contributions
May is the best month
May 2013 • Couples
The beautiful Jacaranda trees are in full bloom, which enhances the experience of the garden. There are quite a few sculptures, including works by Auguste Rodin, Jacques Lipchitz and Gerhard Marcks.
Written 18 May 2013
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