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Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

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I stumbled upon this place and was lucky to find out some interesting history of the artist. I hear... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
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Worth finding — a gem with good info signs too

This little garden is tucked next to Roble Hall, a beautiful sculpture garden that fits so well... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
Hanover, New Hampshire
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Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon this place and was lucky to find out some interesting history of the artist. I hear its great at dusk because its lit and spooky. Great for the photographer in you to come out.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

This little garden is tucked next to Roble Hall, a beautiful sculpture garden that fits so well among the trees. A beauty for sure.

Thank Trekandmore
Reviewed September 20, 2017

I appreciate the collection of artifacts and sculpture from across polynesia and the Pacific Rim, however, the garden in which these sculptures have been placed appears to be overgrown and lacks intention. Arrive late in the day and the deep and dark shadows cast by...More

Thank Arne M
Reviewed August 8, 2017

I worked at Stanford for 30 years and this is one of my favorite spots on campus. The sculptures were created in place by native New Guinea artists brought to California in a collaboration with the Stanford anthropology department and they engaged with the community...More

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden might be missed if you didn't know it was there. It's quite interesting to walk around and see all the different sculptures. The University had a number of sculptors on campus for six months creating and carving their "totem...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This little sculpture garden is one of a number of hidden gems. Artisans from New Guinea visited and created these sculptures, one of which is said to look like Richard Nixon. Whether intentional or not, it does!

Thank HenryandNancy
Reviewed August 10, 2016

There are just about 10 sculptures here. Took 10min to go over them. Very special, completely different style from conventional ones like Rodin's nearby.

Thank Ling R
Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Around 50 sculptures and totems. An impressive collection, and it's just standing there waiting for you to explore it. Very tranquil and interesting.

1  Thank Tal H
Reviewed February 27, 2016

The garden is hidden in a tiny forest at the corner of Lomita and Santa Teresa. You can walk right by and never notice it. Step inside and it's overwhelmingly powerful and beautiful. Play the crocodile drum. Walk through the entire forest carefully, many sculptures...More

1  Thank Terry1981
Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Come see the incredible woodwork. Beautiful details. also interesting to compare to Rodin sculptures and how they portray people. Check out the whindoved building next door- also a work of art!

1  Thank yojoojoopie
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