Landmarks Public Art Program

Landmarks brings the finest works of public art to The University of Texas at Austin in order to support the university as a leading research institution, to enhance its aesthetic character, and to provide a source of civic pride and welfare. Its projects are located throughout the main campus and are viewed by thousands of people every day.

In 2008, Landmarks was launched with the purpose of developing a cohesive collection of public art from a curatorial perspective. Today its projects beautify the main campus and engage visitors and the university community with art of the highest quality.

Public art located outdoors is available for viewing at all times. Get started by visiting the Interactive Map provided on the Landmarks website. Visitors may also stream or download the Audio Tour on any Web enabled mobile device.

Landmarks’ first initiative brought to the university twenty-eight modern and contemporary sculptures on long-term loan from one of the world’s greatest museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. These extraordinary sculptures provide an art historical foundation upon which the university is building its own collection.


2305 Trinity Street, STOP D1400 (map)


(512) 495-4315


upcoming events

October 15, 2015 | 5:30 PM

Michael Ray Charles Reception and Q&A

Join Landmarks to celebrate the opening of Michael Ray Charles' new work, (Forever Free) Ideas, Languages and Conversations. Suspended in the atrium of the Gordon-White Building, the sculpture features hundreds of crutches assembled into interconnected forms. A 5:30 p.m. Q&A with the artist in T.S. Painter Hall (PAI) will be followed by a 6:30 p.m. reception in the Gordon-White Building (GWB) with music, food and drinks. The Michael Ray Charles opening Q&A and reception is sponsored by Landmarks in collaboration with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE), the Office of the Vice President for University Operations, the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and the African and African Diaspora Studies Department (AADS).   Please RSVP for the reception by 13 October 2015.

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