Landmarks Backyard Story Night

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Join Landmarks, Austin’s Backyard Story Night, Dell Medical School, and the Humanities Institute to enjoy an evening of stories centered around the theme Healing Touch.

Commissioned for the newly opened Dell Medical School, artist Ann Hamilton created a series of photographs that illustrate touch, something we typically feel rather than see. The project is framed by the idea that human touch is the most essential means of contact and a fundamental expression of physical and emotional care. Hamilton’s larger-than-life portraits will serve as a backdrop for the evening of stories. This event celebrates the human exchanges that occur in public art and healthcare, as well as the importance of both in the Austin community.

Doors will open at 6pm with tours of the work of art in the Health Discovery Building and Health Transformation Building.

Stories will begin at 7 outside of the Health Discovery Building; please dress accordingly. Parking is available in the Health Center Garage.

Cider and hot chocolate will be provided; cash bar and snacks available for purchase.

Attention storytellers!

We are looking for stories that illustrate the theme of Healing Touch from various perspectives, both within and outside of the medical field. If you are interested in telling a 5-6 minute story at this event, which is expected to attract several hundred people, please submit your information by Monday, 5 November. Thank you for sharing your stories with the Austin community!

 

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 11 November 2018 –

6:00pm to 8:30pm
LOCATION:
1601 Trinity St., Austin TX, 78712
ADMISSION:
Free

Landmarks at Night

The Landmarks public art collection is accessible 24/7 and many of the works are beautifully lit in the evening. Sculptures that spark thoughtful and dynamic conversation under the bright sun suddenly become quiet and contemplative, twinkling under the night sky.

Join Landmarks on Sunday, 2 December at 5 p.m. at the Student Activity Center (SAC) rooftop for an extended walking tour. The tour will begin with a viewing of the hour-long light sequence at James Turrell’s Skyspace The Color Inside and conclude at Ben Rubins’ And That’s The Way It Is. Space is limited to 25 people; reserve your spot at landmarks@austin.utexas.edu.

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 2 December 2018 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
LOCATION:
Student Activity Center Rooftop, 2201 Speedway, Austin, Texas 78712
ADMISSION:
Free
RESERVATIONS:
Email landmarks@austin.utexas.edu by 29 November

Landmarks Dog Walk

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Fetch your pooch and come to campus for the fourth annual Landmarks Dog Walk! Landmarks has partnered with Blue Dog Rescue to present a docent-led public art dog walk! Dogs and owners will take a leisurely one-hour stroll around The University of Texas at Austin to appreciate some of its most stunning works of outdoor sculpture. Bring your dog, a leash, and plenty of waste bags to Mark di Suvero’s Clock Knot near Dean Keeton Street and Speedway (map) at 11 a.m. on Sunday, 7 October. Don’t have a four-legged friend? Meet and greet some of Blue Dog Rescue’s most eligible canines!

Please make sure your dog is well-behaved around people and other animals and up-to-date on vaccinations. There will be plenty of water stops along the tour route, and each guest will receive a special Landmarks frisbee! Free and open to the public.

 

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 7 October 2018 – 11:00am to 12:00pm
LOCATION:
Dean Keeton Street and Speedway, The University of Texas at Austin
ADMISSION:
Free

Landmarks Guided tour

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Join Landmarks for an hour-long, docent-led walking tour of works in the public art collection. Meet your docent at Nancy Rubins’ Monochrome for Austin at 10 am and learn how Landmarks artists approach different media. The group will examine 2-D and 3-D works by Sol LeWitt and Nancy Rubins.

Free and open to the public. Tours are held rain or shine; please dress accordingly.

Please note the time change. June through September tours will start at 10 a.m. due to the summer heat.

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 2 September 2018 –

10:00am to 11:00am
LOCATION:
24th and Speedway
ADMISSION:
Free

Landmarks Guided Tour

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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, 5 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.

Please note the time change. June through September tours will start at 10 a.m. due to the summer heat.

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 5 August 2018 –

10:00am to 11:00am
LOCATION:
Bass Concert Hall near 23rd Street and Robert Dedman Drive
ADMISSION:
Free

Landmarks Public Tour

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The type of color palette an artist chooses can hold strong symbolic meaning. Vibrant colors like red and orange show energy and passion; while cool colors like blue and green are calming and sometimes even meloncholy. Join Landmarks for a docent-led tour and explore how and why artists use color in monumental outdoor sculpture.

Meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday, 3 June at Peter Reginato’s Kingfish on Whitis Avenue, between 24th and Dean Keeton Streets in the Walter Cronkite Plaza (map). Free and open to the public.

Sunday walking tours commence rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Please note the time change. June through August tours will start at 10 a.m. due to the summer heat.

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 3 June 2018 –

10:00am to 11:00am
LOCATION:
Whitis Avenue and Dean Keeton Street
ADMISSION:
Free

Landmarks Guided Tour

Join Landmarks for an hour-long, docent-led walking tour of works in the public art collection. Location and theme changes month to month. Stay tuned for meeting point!

Free and open to the public. Tours are held rain or shine; please dress accordingly.

EVENT DATE:
Sunday, 6 May 2018 –

11:00am to 12:00pm
LOCATION:
TBD
ADMISSION:
Free
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Sound in Sculpture

Sound in Sculpture returns for a fourth 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 or purchased by Landmarks.

There will be one round of six individual performances this year. Please join us at 6:30 p.m. at the Gates Dell Complex (GDC), home to Sol LeWitt’s Circle with Towers and Wall Drawing #520 and Casey Reas’ A Mathematical Theory of Communication. Reception to follow performances.

Parking is available in the Brazos Garage.

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

EVENT DATE: 
Friday, 20 April 2018 – 6:30pm to 8:00pm
LOCATION: 
Gates Dell Complex
ADMISSION: 
Free

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Landmarks Docent-Led Bike Tour

Spring is in full swing, which makes this the perfect time for the return of the Landmarks Bike Tour! This year Landmarks is proud to partner with UT’s Orange Bike Project (OBP) to provide docent-led bike tours of the collection.

The hour and a half, two-mile adventure will begin at OBP’s headquarters in the ground floor of the 27th Street Garage. The group will bike through campus with a guide and a Landmarks Docent and explore public art at The University of Texas at Austin. 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 OBP for $15; student rentals are only $5. Rental includes a helmet and bike lock and is good for 24 hours so you can explore even more of UT or central Austin on your own.

Have your own bike? Meet the group at OBP and join the tour for free!

Ample parking is available on the street or in the 27th Street Garage.

What to bring:

  • Bike or secure a rental with OBP
  • Helmet and lock (included in rental)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water

Space is limited! Reserve your spot by Friday, 6 April at landmarks@austin.utexas.edu.

EVENT DATE:

Sunday, 8 April 2018 –

11:00am to 12:30pm
LOCATION:
27th Street Garage; 109 W. 27th Street
ADMISSION:
Free (excluding bike rental)
RESERVATIONS:
Register by Friday, 6 April

Landmarks Guided Tour

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Join Landmarks for an hour-long, docent-led walking tour of works in the public art collection. Location and theme changes month to month. Stay tuned for meeting point!

Free and open to the public. Tours are held rain or shine; please dress accordingly.

EVENT DATE:

Sunday, 4 March 2018 –

11:00am to 12:00pm
LOCATION:
TBD
ADMISSION:
Free