Beebe will discuss the process of selecting and producing 18 installations by internationally known artists on the campus of the University of California, San Diego.
Since its inception in l981, Mary Livingstone Beebe has been the Director of the Stuart Collection which is an on-going program commissioning outdoor sculpture for the 1200-acre campus at the University of California, San Diego.
So far the collection has received considerable national and international recognition. Locally it has received two awards from the San Diego Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, one for the collection as a whole in 1989 and another for Alexis Smith's Snake Path in 1992. It was featured on CBS's Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt in August '93 and received a National Honors Award from the A.I.A. in May 1994. A book documenting the first 20 years of the collection: Landmarks: Sculpture Commissions for the Stuart Collection at the University of California, San Diego, was published in 2001 by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. Beebe was awarded the 2011 Public Art Network Award from Americans for the Arts.
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