Active in the 1970s, sculptor Federico Silva proposed the sculpture garden known as the Espacio Escultórico to promote that art in Mexico
as part of a gesture that included an ecological connection. Prominent artists like Helen Escobedo and Manuel Felguérez, etc., helped create the sculptures; since the garden’s 1979 opening, it has become one of the most singular architectural features on the National University campus. Its trail—enlivened by geometric pieces at nearly colossal size—stretches from the university cultural center to a nearby nature reserve. Open weekdays only.