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

April 2, 2017 | 11 AM

Public Art Bike Tour

Spring is in full swing, which makes this the perfect time for the return of the Landmarks Bike Tour! Austin Bike Tours and Rentals partners with Landmarks again to provide docent-led bike tours of the collection.

The two-hour, five-mile adventure will begin at Austin Bike Tours and Rentals at 3rd and Congress (map). The group will bike to campus with a guide and Landmarks Docent to explore public art at The University of Texas at Austin. When the tour concludes, the group will bike back to 3rd and Congress. This tour is a fun way to see campus, talk about art and enjoy the weather. The ride will be at a leisurely pace!

Need a bike? Rent one with Austin Bike Tours and Rentals for $20. Have your own bike? Meet the group downtown and join the tour for free! Your Austin Bike Tours and Rentals guide ensures a safe route, keeps your bike tuned up, and works on tips!

What to bring:

  • Bike or secure a rental with Austin Bike Tours and Rentals
  • Helmet (included in rental)
  • Water

Space is limited! Reserve your spot by Saturday, 1 April on the Austin Bike Tours and Rentals website. You can also give them a call at 512.277.0609. Indicate in the subject line that this is for the “Landmarks Bike Tour,” and let them know whether or not you’ll need to rent a bike.

For more information, contact landmarks@austin.utexas.edu.

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April 13, 2017 | 6:30 PM

Sound in Sculpture

Sound in Sculpture returns for a third year, once again as part of the dynamic, city-wide Fusebox Festival! This event showcases original music composed and performed by UT students inspired by works in the public art collection. Each performance takes place against the backdrop of a site-specific work of art commissioned by Landmarks.

Performances will begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Health Learning Building of the Dell Medical School.

Sound in Sculpture is a partnership between Landmarks, Texas Performing Arts, the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music and Fusebox Festival.

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