By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

California Bear - San Jose, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 19.810 W 121° 53.566
10S E 598091 N 4132074
Quick Description: This smooth white granite bear is in front of the Center for Performing Arts in San Jose, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/18/2009 11:00:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM7FE5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:

Benny Bufano was was a California-based Italian American sculptor, best known for his large-scale, usually granite, monuments. His modernist work often featured smoothly rounded animals and relatively simple shapes. (excerpted from Wikipedia)

The California Bear is listed in the Smithsonian Art Inventory Catalog.

A plaque on the side of the bear statue reads:


CALIFORNIA BEAR

THE METRO A TRUST FUND COMMITTEE
RESPECTFULLY PRESENTS TO THE CITIZENS
OF SAN JOSE THIS BUFANO SCULPTURE
IN MEMORY F THE SPIRT OF OUR
FOUNDING CHAIRMAN, DON GOLDEEN

ANTON F. PETERSON, CHAIRMAN

BERNARD A. BERG ARTHUR K.LUND
CHIP DON GOLDEEN II O.W. "MIKE" MITCHELL
JOSEPH S. KIRBY CLIFFORD W. SWENSON

BENIAMINO BUFANO
1898 - 1970


TITLE: California Bear

ARTIST(S): Beniamino Benvenuto Bufano

DATE: 1994

MEDIUM: Sculpture: polished marble aggregate; Base: unpolished marble aggregate

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS CA000562

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
in front of the Center for Performing Arts in San Jose, California


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None


Visit Instructions:
Please give the date of your visit, your impressions of the sculpture, and at least ONE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH. Add any additional information you may have, particularly any personal observations about the condition of the sculpture.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Smithsonian Art Inventory Sculptures
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log  
saopaulo1 visited California Bear - San Jose, CA 10/29/2009 saopaulo1 visited it