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Mark di Suvero’s Monumental “Dreamcatcher” at UCSF Mission Bay


Mark di Suvero’s Dreamcatcher sculpture at Crissy Field

Thanks to the generosity of benefactors Jeanne and Sandy Robertson, Mark di Suvero‘s monumental “Dreamcatcher” sculpture has a permanent home in San Francisco. After the Crissy Field exhibition ended, the Robertsons purchased the piece and donated it to UCSF. It was installed at the UCSF Mission Bay campus on the eastern side of the Koret Quad near Fourth Street and dedicated today.

The Robertsons have long been supporters of the UCSF Mission Bay campus and of UCSF’s commitment to public art. “Sandy and I are very pleased to contribute this magnificent sculpture to UCSF,” Jeanne Robertson said. “The name, Dreamcatcher, aptly describes the spirit of the innovative work of the scientists at Mission Bay.”  

Mark di Suvero "Dreamcatcher"

Mark di Suvero’s “Dreamcatcher” at UCSF Mission Bay

UCSF has posted a step-by-step photo log of the intricate assembly and installation of the piece:


(click on image to view photo log)

For more on the background of the Robertson purchase and donation, read the article by Jeffrey Norris of UCSF. 


Sculptor Mark di Suvero

Mark di Suvero was born in Shanghai, China, in 1933 and immigrated to the US in 1941. He was raised in San Francisco and graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 1956 with a BA in Philosophy. He is one of the most important sculptors of his generation and his sculpture can be found in private collections and museums worldwide.