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

March 1, 2015 | 11 AM

Public Art Tour: Down the Rabbit Hole with Landmarks

Venture down the rabbit hole with Landmarks on a docent-led tour of public art on campus. Explore the nonsensical and the curious, and ponder some of the unanswerable questions surrounding contemporary works of art. The tour will conclude at the Harry Ransom Center where the exhibition Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be on view with a docent-led tour at noon. Meet at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 1 at Magdalena Abakanowicz’s Figure on a Trunk in front of Bass Concert Hall near 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive. Free and open to the public. Sunday walking tours commence rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

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March 5, 2015 | 5:30 PM

Nancy Rubins’s “Monochrome for Austin” Celebration and Q&A

Join Landmarks in celebrating artist Nancy Rubins’s Monochrome for Austin on 5 March 2015. The sculpture, a large-scale assemblage made from seventy aluminum canoes and small boats, is located at the corner of 24th Street and Speedway. Commissioned by Landmarks, Monochrome for Austin draws its support from a steel armature and intertwining cables and stands fifty feet tall, making it the largest sculpture on campus to date. The celebration will feature a public Q&A session with Rubins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a reception with live music from Austin afrobeat group Hard Proof, food and drinks at 6:30 p.m. at the Norman Hackerman Building. The event is sponsored by Landmarks and admission is free to the public with advance registration. Register by 3 March to secure your spot for the reception. Space is limited and registration is required.