Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden

UCLA houses an immense garden called the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden. It is located at the Los Angeles, California campus. The garden is more than 5 acres with 70 sculptures by various artists like Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Deborah Butterfield, and Barbara Hepworth. The garden was commissioned in 1967, when the first 11 sculptures were planted on the grounds. The work was created by David E. Bright, whose estate was donated to the Sculpture Garden. With several artists in the mix the gardens have grown over time. Oliver Andrews offered pieces in 1966. Alexander Archipenko provided the Queen of Sheba in 1961. Jean Arp placed two sculptures in the Park, the Fruit Hybrid edit la Pagode and Ptolemy III.

Leonard Baskin created Prophet Homage to Rico Lebrun, Fletcher Benton the Dynamic Rhythms Orange, and Emile Antoine Bourdelle created Head of France and Noble Burdens. Each sculpture has a name and a date of when it was created. Some of the sculptures were actually made before the park was ever established, but the park owners were able to get the pieces to place in Los Angeles. There is also the Rolfe Courtyard, which is separate from the Sculpture Garden, but nearby.

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