Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, Los Angeles

#30 of 50 in Parks in Los Angeles
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The Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden is one of the most comprehensive sculpture gardens in the United States. The garden is located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles and is run by the Hammer Museum.

The sculpture garden was founded in 1967. It spans more than five acres and currently has more than 70 international sculptures, by figural and abstract artists such as Jean Arp, Deborah Butterfield, Alexander Calder, Barbara Hepworth, Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Auguste Rodin, David Smith, Claire Falkenstein, Gaston Lachaise, Henri Matisse, Francisco Zúñiga, and others.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • This is a beautiful garden where one can find a respite from the stresses of class or work. The shadows of the trees and Bunche hall make this area nice and cool. Pictures don't do it justice.
  • Beautiful place,. Awesome to just take a walk through, to take your dogs too, to go on a little date. Great vibes.

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