Fall 2019 


Celebrating 50 Years

For the University of Houston System, 2019 is a year to celebrate. It marks 50 years since UH became the first university in Texas to adopt a Percent for Art program. It happened back in 1969 when key legislation was passed enabling state agencies to set aside up to 1% of capital construction budgets for public art. The breadth of the collection today comes as a surprise to most: there are nearly 700 works in UH System public art collection - it's one of largest and most significant university pubic art collections in the country. 



Marta Chilindrón's Mobius Houston

To the delight of public art enthusiasts and Instagram lovers alike, a new acrylic sculpture that was engineered and assembled in Houston recently made its larger-than-life debut in the University of Houston Arts District. Mobius Houston, by New York-based Uruguayan artist Marta Chilindrón, was specially commissioned by Public Art of the University of Houston System (Public Art UHS) for its inaugural temporary public art installation at Wilhelmina’s Grove. 



Announcing 'On Site: 50 Years of Public Art of the University of Houston System' Book Release

We’re pleased to announce the publication of On Site: 50 Years of Public Art of the University of Houston System, 
commemorating the 50th anniversary of Public Art UHS. Book launch event Wednesday, November 6th, 6-7:30pm.

Public Art Tours Every First Friday, October through May

Free and open to the public, Public Art UHS hosts regular tours every first Friday, October through May, hosted by university professors, artists, curators, critics and students. Tours offer the community an opportunity to learn more about art, creativity and artistic movements.

Public Art Studio (Family Art-Making Series)

Join Public Art UHS for this interactive studio series inspired by Marta Chilindrón’s Mobius Houston.  Artists of all ages can explore their own unique creative abilities and learn more about the public art on view at the University of Houston.

Houstonia Highlights Artworks from the Public Art UHS Collection 

Dangling from the ceilings. Chilling in courtyards. Inside. Outside. Everywhere. That’s where you’ll find the numerous works belonging tPublic Art UHS. 

PaperCity Highlights 50 Years of Public Art UHS

PaperCity covers Public Art UHS 50th anniversary and the upcoming programs in this series of stories.  


UH Special Collections to Receive Hood-Velasco Maidana Papers

The Art Museum of South Texas donates the personal papers of Houston artist Dorothy Hood and her husband, José María Velasco Maidana to UH. Image credit: University of Houston Libraries Special Collections.




MANUAL Photographs Relocation

After 8 years at UH’s Roy Cullen building, Public Art UHS’s stunning suite of MANUAL photographs have found a new home at the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design & Art Library. Learn more about this pioneering duo.



Masaru Takiguchi's Orbit I Relocation

Orbit I (1968) by the Japanese-American sculptor Masaru Takiguchi, one of the first artworks purchased for the Public Art UHS collection nearly 50 years ago, has made a welcome return to the UH campus. The recently restored and refreshed Camphor wood sculpture has found a new home in the lobby of the Ezekiel Cullen Building.



Books, Books & More Books: Works By MANUAL

Through November 10

Matt Mullican: Between Signs and Subject

March 9  - January 26, 2020

Holding the Years: The Splendora of Dream

October 26th, 2-6pm

Dorothy Hood: McClain Gallery, Illuminated Earth

October 12 - December 21

Alyson Shotz: Wichita Art Museum

August 3 - January 5, 2020





The Market for Female Artists, Where do they outperform men?

Museums Claim They’re Paying More Attention to Female Artists. That’s an Illusion.




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