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

2616 Wichita Street (map)

admissions

Free

phone

(512) 495-4315

website

landmarks.utexas.edu/

upcoming events

July 7, 2019 | 10:00 AM

Landmarks Guided Tour: Dell Medical School

Join Landmarks for an hour-long, docent-led walking tour of works in the public art at Dell Medical School. Meet your docent at the north entrance to the Health Learning Building at Dell Medical School to learn about art focused on the human body and human experience. Free and open to the public. Tours are held rain or shine. This tour will take place primarily indoors but please dress accordingly.

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August 4, 2019 | 10:00 AM

Landmarks Guided Tour

August is Austin’s hottest month. Escape the blistering summer temperatures and join Landmarks for a docent-led tour of art in Bass Concert Hall on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The collection features striking examples of postwar and contemporary sculpture from influential artists such as Magdalena Abakanowicz and Ursula von Rydingsvard. Meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday, 4 August in front of Bass Concert Hall near 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive (map) on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Free and open to the public. Tours are held rain or shine; please dress accordingly.

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