Things to do in Little Holmby: Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
Situated on the north campus of UCLA is a five-acre oasis and the home of one of the most impressive outdoor sculpture installations in the country. The Sculpture Garden was dedicated in 1967 by UCLA’s third chancellor, Franklin D. Murphy who had a vision to create an environment that fosters the learning process.
The space invites visitors to not only pause and reflect, but explore the garden’s collection of over 70 sculptures of the 19th and 20th centuries by artists such as Hans Arp, Deborah Butterfield, Alexander Calder, Barbara Hepworth, Jacques Lipchitz, Henry Moore, Auguste Rodin, and David Smith. Beautifully landscaped with plenty of greenspace, this contemplative and serene setting features curved pathways, informal seating areas, and a formal plaza, accented by a row of South African coral trees along the northern terrace.
The Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden is truly a one of a kind space for the interplay of art and nature.