Sculptures and art collection
In an attempt at uniting art and vegetation, numerous sculptures are spread out over the campus, such as “Encuentro”, by Clemente Ochoa, which presides the library esplanade, “Esfera rota”, by Faustino Aizkorbe, which adorns the Rector’s Office area, “Partitura especial por conjunción de diedros”, which Jorge Oteiza dedicated to his friend Sáenz de Oiza, and “Doctor Martín de Azpilcueta”, by Néstor Basterretxea.
The Public University of Navarre currently has an art collection consisting of more than one hundred works. The starting point for the creation of this collection was the drawing which Rafael Alberti drew –one of his popular doves– when the University invited the poet to Pamplona for a season of conferences in April 1990. The University, however, did not seriously get its art collection under way until 1993. The works of art are located indoors in offices, conference rooms, the Library Reading Room and the Canteen building, while others are spread out over the campus.
Sculptures on the Campus
- "Retorno. La voz de la memoria", iron. Soledad Aragón, from Arguedas.
- "Esfera rota", steel. Faustino Aizkorbe, from Olloqui.
- "Lugar de pensamientos". Carlos Ciriza from Estella
- "Por dentro", earthenware and methacrylate. Blanca Garnica, from Lerín.
- "Untitled", iron. Ricardo Laspidea, from Pamplona.
- "Jorgemartínezuharte". Jorge Martínez Uharte, from Pamplona.
- "Fuga", aluminium. Javier Muro, from Pamplona.
- "Encuentro", bronze. Clemente Ochoa, from Cascante.
- "9.369 mazazos de escritura". John Otazu, from Sada.
- "Receptor A y B", iron and steel plating. Dora Salazar, from Alsasua.
- "Sin un final", oxidised iron. Josetxo Santos, from Pamplona.
- "Harrijasotzaile", ceramic. José Ulibarrena, from Peralta.
Sculptures in buildings
- "Ícaro", by Dora Salazar, located in the Rector's Office building.
- "Empatía II". Henriette Boutens van Uden, in the Library lobby.
- "Teobaldo", stone and iron. Antonio Eslava, from Pamplona, in the Library Reading Room.
- "Homenaje a las Malloas", wood. Juan Gorriti de Oderitz, in the Los Olivos departmental building.