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A New Leaf Gallery / Sculpturesite
Northern California’s only galleries dedicated entirely to modern and contemporary fine art sculpture featuring works from hand-held to monumental for residential, estate and public collections. Sculpturesite Gallery, the flagship gallery, is located on Convention Plaza in the heart of San Francisco’s Museum District, one block from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art & the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and represents mid-career to internationally renowned artists in its unique indoor-outdoor urban setting. A New Leaf Gallery is located on Highway 121, the gateway to the wine country, on the nine acre grounds of Cornerstone Gardens and features over 100 individually selected pieces on display year round indoor and outdoor on the beautiful olive grove patios.

Art Center College of Design
Approximately 10 works on long term loan sited on three of the college’s 175 acres. Artists include Gerard, Heizer, Lobe, Nauman, and Todd.
1700 Lida St. Pasadena 91103-1999. Contact: Stephen Nowlin, Exhibitions department. (818) 396 2397.

Boone Sculpture Garden at Pasadena City College
In setting aside prime space for a sculpture garden, Pasadena City College is reaffirming this tradition. Of particular importance is the "frame" of this location. Surrounded by buildings dedicated to the arts, sciences, and physical education, it is a garden framed by inquiry and exploration.

B. Gerald Cantor Rodin Sculpture Garden
More than 20 large scale bronzes including Gates of Hell and other related figures. On campus are works by 20th-century artists including Moore, Pomodoro, and Segal, as well as the New Guinea Sculpture Garden with 14 works that were carved on site in wood in 1994.
Stanford Museum, Stanford University, Stanford 94305-5060. (415) 723-4177.

Djerassi Artist in Residence Program
Forty sculptures created by former international and national artists including pieces by de Guatemala, Flemming, Henderson, Leighton, Nash, Reeves, Rickey, Roloff, Staccioli, and Vaughn. Sculpture ranges from environmental to modern in style. Residency program. Tour fee.
2325 Bear Gulch Rd., Woodside 94062. Group tours by appointment only. Contact: Jan Nesburg. (415) 747-1250. Open once a month to the public, Apr. through Oct.

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
Spanning more than five acres in UCLA's North Campus, the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden is one of the most distinguished outdoor sculpture garden collections in the country. The UCLA Hammer Museum staff oversees the acquisition and maintenance of the Sculpture Garden, which features over 70 sculptures by such artists as Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Claire Falkenstein, Barbara Hepworth, Gaston Lachaise, Jaques Lipchitz, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Auguste Rodin, David Smith and Fransisco Zuniga.
UCLA Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024-4201. Contact: Cynthia Burlingham, acting chief curator. (310) 443-7020.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
This collection is recognized for outstanding Italian baroque paintings, polychromed sculptures, 19th-century bronzes, and masterpieces by Georges de La Tour, Rembrandt, Rosso Fiorentino, Hubert Robert, Degas, Gauguin, and Cézanne.

di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature
Located on 217 scenic acres in the Carneros region of southern Napa Valley, the di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature provides opportunities for creative enrichment and enjoyment of art and the environment throughout the year. A gift to the public from passionate art collector, Rene di Rosa, the Preserve houses nearly 2,300 works of art in all media by more than 900 artists from Northern California, possibly the largest collection of its kind.
5200 Carneros Highway 121, Napa 94559. Contact info: (707) 226-5991

Newport Harbor Museum Sculpture Collection
(Orange County Musuem of Art)

Ten works by contemporary American artists including Borofsky, De Staebler, Delap, Gold, Lupertz, and Zajack. Admission fee.
850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach 92660. (714) 759-1122. Open Tues. through Sat., 10a.m. to 5p.m.

Auberge du Soleil, "Sculpture in the Olive Grove"
A half-mile-long sculpture trail through an olive grove on the grounds of a country inn. Rotating work with more than 40 pieces by local and national artists including works by Coffin, Holmes and Schepp.
Auberge du Soliel, 180 Rutherford Rd., Rutherford 94573. Contact Debbie Schneider. (707) 963-7095. Open all year by appointment only.

San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park Sculpture Garden
Outdoor sculpture garden with works by Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, George Rickey, Henry Moore and many others. San Diego CA
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, one museum with two distinct, complementary locations in San Diego and La Jolla, is a visual arts institution with an international constituency. It culturally enriches the lives of residents and visitors from around the world with collections, exhibitions, and programs that focus on the art and artists of our time.
San Diego, Sculpture Garden at La Jolla,CA.
Skirball Museum
Emphasis on Judaic related art and culture. Los Angeles, CA.
Stuart Collection
The Stuart collection consists of fourteen works by the following internationally recognized artists: Terry Allen, Michael Asher, Jackie Ferrara, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Richard Fleischner, Jenny Holzer, Robert Irwin, Elizabeth Murray, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Niki de Saint Phalle, Alexis Smith, Kiki Smith and William Wegman.
University of California, San Diego Campus, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla 92093-0327. (619) 534-2177. Fax (619) 534-8651.
Tasende Gallery
Best place in the country to see the sculptures of Chillida.
8808 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles 90069 La Jolla Gallery 820 Prospect St., La Jolla 92037 Tues.-Sat., 10am-6pm; Sat., 11am-5pm (310) 276-8686, FAX (310) 276-8576. La Jolla Gallery (619) 454-3691, FAX (619) 454-0589. La Jolla & Los Angeles, CA.
University of California at Davis Arboretum
Every Spring Quarter at UC Davis, Barbara Shawcroft teaches a class, called "Structures in the Landscape." The class works outside in the UC Davis Arboretum. Which can be described as an emerging sculpture garden. All work is by UCDavis students in the course, "Stuctures in the landscape" (Design 125).
Sculpture Jam, Sebastopol, Sonoma County
Teams of artists form each year, beginning in January. In October the community participates in the final building stages by coming out to the Lumber Yard in downtown Sebastopol, working, listening to music, seeing the show and actually participating in putting the sculptures together. The Jam is sponsored by Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

California Scenario and South Coast Plaza
The California Scenario is a 1.6 acre environment designed by sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Other sculptures by Dubuffet, Falkenstein, Huntington, Milles, Moore, Morris, Serra, Shapiro, T.Smith, and others. On the grounds of the Clos Pegase winery in Napa Valley.
San Diego Freeway at Bristol St., Costa Mesa. Contact: South Coast Plaza Retail Center, Town Center Village, Suite 710, 611, Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa 92626. (714) 241)- 1700 or 2100.Open 8 am to midnight, daily.


Edwards Garden
Terraced garden with site-specific works by sculptors Trakas and Acconci, as well as temporary exhibitions that range from six months to one year long. Admission fee.
Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla 92037-4291. Contact: Suzanne Scull. (619) 454-3541ext. 150. Fax (619) 4546985. Open Mon. through Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30p.m.


La Quinta Sculpture Park
Twenty acres with more than 100 contemporary sculptures. A broad selection of works in all materials and by artists of many nationalities. Admission fee. Commercial.
57325 Madison St., PO Box 1566, La Quinta 92253. (619)564- 6464. Open Daily, 9a.m. to 5p.m.


Living Memorial Sculpture Garden
Ten figurative vignettes seen against the backdrop of Mount Shasta. Created by sculptor Dennis Smith as a monument to the Vietnam War and the tragedy of combat.
Box 301, Weed 96094. 13.2 miles east of the intersection with State Rd. A-12. North side turnout.


Natural Elements Sculpture Park
Ten site-specific works planned for under-used sections of Santa Monica beach. Works installed include Carl Cheng’s Santa Monica Tool-Walk on L.A., and Singing Beach Chairs by Douglas Hollis.
Along the beach from Ocean Park to the Palisades area, Santa Monica. Contact Maria Luisa de Herrera, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs. (310) 458-8350. Website:


Norton Simon Museum Sculpture Garden
Late 19th and early 20th century sculpture surrounds the museum. Works by Giocometti, Laurens, Lipchitz, Mason, Moore, Rodin, and Serra. Adnission Fee.
Colorado and Orange Grove Blvds., Pasadena 91105. (818) 449-6840. Open Thurs. through Sun., noon to 6p.m.


Oakland Museum Sculpture Garden
Designed by landscape architect Daniel Kiley, the gardens are built on three terraces in the center of the museum 6.4-acre site. More than 30 sculptures by California artists, including works by Aswa, Botini, Bufano, De Staebler, and Voulkos.
1000 Oak St., Oakland 94607. (510) 238-3401. Fax (510) 238-2258.

  Shibui Fine Arts
Richard and Laoma Yaski are creating two new 5 acre sculpture gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean just minutes from the town of Mendocino.
Little River (Mendocino), CA (707) 937-2787, PO Box 333
  Steven Oliver Ranch and Sculpture Garden
One of country's premium private reserves for site-specific art: 17 installations in the project.
By appointment only. Private vehicles not allowed. Tours limited to organized visual-arts groups. River Road, Geyserville, CA.

Roundtable and the B.Gerald Cantor Sculpture Gardens
Roundtable Sculpture Garden feature nine outdoor, large-scale works by Aycock, Calder, Caro, Hunt, Judd, Kelly, Liberman, Moore, and Voulkos. B.Gerald Cantor Sculpture Garden features 20 works by 19th and 20th century sculptors. More than 10 works by Rodin, as well as others by Bourdelle, Colbe, and Zuniga.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90036. Contact: Sarah Gladdis. (213) 857-6000. Fax (213) 935-9699.


Portland Art Museum - Evan H. Roberts Memorial Sculpture Mall
Founded 1970, Rededicated 2000. Outdoor sculpture mall that includes work by Murrill, Archipenko, Hepworth, Bourdelle, Lehmbruck, Morris, Renoir, and Serra.
Open 10-5 Tuesday - Sunday. Admission to Museum (Including the Mall) Museum Members - Free, Adults - $7.50, Seniors/Students (over 18) - $6.00, Students (5 through 18) - $4.00, Children under 5 - Free, Adult Groups - $5.50, School Groups - $2.50
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave., Portland 97205. Tel. (503) 226-2811.

Monarch Sculpture Park
Monarch Sculpture Park is an 80-acre facility in the foothills of Mount Rainer, Tenino, Washington. It is an artist designed park and art center with a one-acre hedge Maze and a Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary. Streams and ponds accent the natural setting where 25 sculptures are placed.
8431 Waldrick Road Se Tenino, Washington 98589. Contact: Myrna Orsini - Director, Tel: 360-264-2408. Fax: 360-264-6447.
Seattle Center and Sculpture Park
On the site of the World's Fair, Seattle Center includes the Space Needle along with sculptures by Ron Bladen and Tony Smith. Seattle, WA.

Western Washington University Outdoor Sculpture Collection
In 1957, before most percent-for-art programs were developed, the acquisition of works of art began as part of the construction budget of new buildings on this campus. Over 20 works by national and international artists including Abakanowicz, Aycock, Caro, Di Suvero, Hamrol, Holt, Judd, Morris, Noguchi, and Trakas.
Western Washington University, Bellingham. (360) 650-3000.

Gardens of Art at Big Rock Garden Park
A beautiful two and one half acre garden that is designated as the cities' sculpture and botanical park. The park is non profit and run by the city of Bellingham and a committee of volunteers. There are twelve permanent sculptures in the park at this time.
2900 Sylvan St., Bellingham 98226. Contact: George Drake. (360)734-9757.


Chapman University
Works by Barr, Bullock, Da Verscio, Dwight, Hines, J.P. Jones, Kirk, Mazzilli, Muller, Price, Wareham, and others are scattered throughout the landscped 42-acre campus. The campus also features buildings from the early 1900s which have been placed on the National Register of Historic Bulidings.
333 N. Glassell St., Orange 92666. Contact: Peggy Hesketh, public relations. (714) 997-6607.

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