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

October 10, 2014 | 5:30 PM

Opening Reception and Q&A for Artist Casey Reas

Join Landmarks and the Department of Computer Science for the unveiling of A Mathematical Theory of Communication by Casey Reas. Reas, a digital media artist and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, has explored software as an artistic medium for more than a decade. His open source programming language explores visual systems and emergent form, blending computer science technology and visual art traditions. He has been featured in galleries and museums internationally, in more than 100 solo and group exhibitions. Reas’s installation at the Gates Dell Complex will be a large-scale, computer generated application featured on two walls near the main atrium. The event is free and open to the public. No reservation is necessary, but space is limited. Please RSVP to the event to assure your spot.

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