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Stuart Collection Adds 20th Sculpture

(Left to right) Stuart Collection Director Mary Beebe, artist Mark Bradford, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and Stuart Collection Project Director Mathieu Gregoire.(Left to right) Stuart Collection Director Mary Beebe, artist Mark Bradford, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and Stuart Collection Project Director Mathieu Gregoire.

In December, UC San Diego welcomed internationally recognized artist Mark Bradford, whose sculpture recently became the 20th addition to the campus’s Stuart Collection—a unique collection of site-specific works by leading artists of our time. At 195-feet-tall, his work is the tallest structure on campus. Located in Urey Plaza in Revelle College, the piece is a monumental ode to the origins of today’s lightning-speed communications.

Chancellor Khosla welcomed campus and community members at the reception and explained that the new art enriches the student experience. For over 30 years, Stuart Collection sculptures have piqued curiosity and provoked questions, from a house perched precariously atop a seven-story building to a harmonic grove of trees that sings the shifts in weather.