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Friends of the Stuart Collection

The Friends of the Stuart Collection was formed in 1998 to ensure the growth and preservation of UC San Diego’s internationally recognized outdoor sculpture collection.

Support from the Friends has enabled the restoration of Niki de Saint Phalle’s Sun God; the publication of Landmarks: Sculpture Commissions for the Stuart Collection at the University of California San Diego in 2001 and Landmarks: The Art of Paying Attention in 2020; and the completion of Kiki Smith’s Standing, John Baldessari’s READ/WRITE/THINK/DREAM, Tim Hawkinson’s Bear, Barbara Kruger’s Another, Do Ho Suh’s Fallen Star, John Luther Adams' The Wind Garden, Mark Bradford's What Hath God Wrought, and Ann Hamilton's KAHNOP•TO TELL A STORY.

Membership Options

Friends: Art Activators

This tier provides access to all membership features, such as:

  • Invitations to meet artists and preview works of art
  • Attend invitation-only exclusive special events
  • Join private art-focused curated tours, and travel nationally and internationally

Cost: $2,500

To join, please visit: 

Friends: Art Instigators

A new tier of membership for Stuart Collection supporters under 40 years old.

Membership includes:

  • Invitations to meet artists and preview works of art
  • Attend exclusive invite-only special events and meet and mingle with fellow Friends of the Stuart Collection. 

Cost: $1,250

To join, please fill out a brief inquiry form, and we'll be in touch with more information: