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.

location

2305 Trinity Street, STOP D1400 (map)

phone

(512) 495-4315

website

landmarks.utexas.edu/

upcoming events

January 26, 2017 | 7 PM

O N E E V E R Y O N E: A Conversation with Ann Hamilton

Join Landmarks and the Humanities Institute for a public talk to celebrate the unveiling of visual artist Ann Hamilton’s O N E E V E R Y O N E in Austin. Internationally recognized for the sensory surrounds of her large-scale multimedia installations and public projects, Hamilton created a community-based, site-responsive portrait series. She used the images to create 71 porcelain enamel portrait panels for the Dell Medical School, a 900-page book, a newspaper with contributions by scientists, philosophers, poets, and essayists, and a website for the public to download her photographs. The Humanities Institute public program will feature readings by Matthew Goulish, Brian rotman, and Natalie Shapero, and a discussion with Ann Hamilton led by Pauline Strong. Their conversation complements the Humanities Institute’s 2017 theme of Health, Well-Being, and Healing. For more information about the project visit hamilton-landmarks.org

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January 27, 2017 | 5:30 PM

Landmarks Presents Ann Hamilton’s O N E E V E R Y O N E Exhibition Opening

Join Landmarks and the Visual Arts Center for the exhibition opening of Ann Hamilton’s community-based portrait series, O N E E V E R Y O N E. The project takes many forms, including architectural panels at the Dell Medical School, a 900-page book and newspaper that will be distributed freely, a website with downloadable photographs, and an exhibition at the Visual Arts Center Gallery. The evening will feature a conversation and Q&A with Ann Hamilton led by art critic Nancy Princenthal, who will investigate the artist’s process and various forms of the project. Following the discussion, guests may view a selection of panels featuring Hamilton’s photography and receive her book and newspaper at the Visual Arts Center gallery, on view until February 27. Admission is free and open to the public. To RSVP please visit landmarksrsvp.org or visit hamilton-landmarks.org for more information about the project. 5:30 PM – Public Q&A with artist Ann Hamilton in the ART Building Auditorium 6:00 PM – Exhibition Opening & celebratory reception in the Visual Arts Center

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January 28, 2017 | 2 PM

O N E E V E R Y O N E Book Signing with Ann Hamilton

Drop by the Dell Medical School’s Health Learning Building to collect a free copy of the 900-page book designed by Ann Hamilton for O N E E V E R Y O N E and have it signed by the artist. The book features many of the 21,000 photographs taken over the course of three residencies in Austin and accompanies the permanent 71 large-scale enamel panels featured in the Dell Medical School, the temporary exhibition at the Visual Arts Center, and a website where individuals may view and download the images. O N E E V E R Y O N E illustrates the idea that the life of every citizen will intersect with the health care system, capturing the likeness of those who provide care and as those who receive it. In addition to the artist, members of the Landmarks staff will be in attendance to discuss the project. For more information visit hamilton-landmarks.org

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