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4 Sculptures to explore in California

The most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Art museum on the campus of Stanford University. The museum first opened in 1894 and now consists of over 130,000 square feet of exhibition space, including sculpture gardens. The museum is open to the public and charges no admission.

Public Art "Urban Light"5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

This is a large-scale assemblage sculpture by Chris Burden located at the Wilshire Boulevard entrance to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The 2008 installation consists of restored street lamps from the 1920s and 1930s. Most of them once lit the streets of Southern California.

The San Diego Museum of Art1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92102, USA

Fine arts museum housing a broad collection with particular strength in Spanish art. The exhibits ranges in date from 5000 BC to 2012 AD.

Watts Towers Arts Center1727 E 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90002, USA

A collection of 17 interconnected sculptural towers, architectural structures, and individual sculptural features and mosaics within the site of the artist's original residential property. The entire site of towers, structures, sculptures, pavement and walls were designed and built solely by Sabato ("Simon") Rodia (1879–1965), an Italian immigrant construction worker and tile mason, over a period of 33 years from 1921 to 1954.