UCLA’s Murphy Sculpture Garden Gets “Naked” on UCTV Prime

It’s time for another stop on UCTV Prime’s tour of UC’s most prestigious public art collections –”Naked Art,” as we like to call it.

This week it’s all about UCLA’s Murphy Sculpture Garden, which spans more than five acres on the Westwood campus and boasts more than 70 sculptures by artists such as Jean Arp, Deborah Butterfield, Alexander Calder, Barbara Hepworth, Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Auguste Rodin, and David Smith.

We visited the tranquil setting on a sunny January morning and spoke to the collection’s curator from UCLA’s Hammer Museum, Cindy Burlingham, professor and artist James Welling, and some UCLA students who pick this special location to study, relax – even practice their fire-spinning technique!

Take a virtual study break and discover UCLA’s “Naked Art” on UCTV Prime, our new YouTube original channel. You can also check out photos from our visit to the UCLA Murphy Sculpture Garden on our Facebook page, and find out more about public art at UC on our “Naked Art” series page.

If you haven’t already, stop by our “Naked Art” YouTube playlist to watch the first stop on our public art tour at UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection and a catch a trailer for next week’s episode that shows what happens when public art meets science and research on UCSF’s new Mission Bay Campus.

And don’t forget to enter the “Show Us Your ‘Naked Art’ and Win!” contest for a chance to win a book about UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection or UCLA’s Murphy Sculpture Garden.

And, of course, subscribe to UCTV Prime’s YouTube channel to keep up with our latest programs, such as “Prime: Vote,” a new series premiering March 13. The first installment features insightful and reasoned commentaries by three UC faculty on important issues the country and candidates are facing during the 2012 election season.

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