A Fresh Look at an Iconic Landscape: The Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden at UCLA

Murphy Sculpture Garden

UCLA’S Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden will be a focus of The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s upcoming What’s Out There Weekend (November 8-9), featuring the long and fruitful career of Los Angeles landscape architect, Ralph Dalton Cornell.

Cornell was the campus landscape architect at UCLA, and his signature plantings of Canary Island pines, Eucalyptus, and sycamores continue to give UCLA a beautiful and distinctive landscape character. Cornell’s best-loved work, the Sculpture Garden, lies at the heart of the north campus, where it took the place of a parking lot.

The process of this transformation will be discussed on a tour co-led by Lisa Gimmy and Leslie Cozzi, Curatorial Associate of the Grunwald Center Collection at the Hammer Museum. Additionally, they will be bringing to light the little-known design contributions made by Cornell’s partner, Howard Troller, and sculptor Malcolm Leland.

More information and registration for this free event on Saturday, November 8th, can be found on the TCLF website.