April/May 2019 


Introducing the PAUHS Newsletter!

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the newsletter for the Public Art of the University of Houston System (PAUHS). With nearly 700 pieces, the UH System has one of the largest and most significant public art collections in the entire country. This new publication will be a platform for announcing the latest news involving the collection, highlighting various pieces, programs and events, and providing links to relevant news about the public art field. We hope you enjoy!

PAUHS Celebrates a Significant Milestone

It's been 50 years since the University of Houston became the first Texas university to adopt a Percent for the Arts program, which laid the foundation for what has become a robust collection of hundreds of pieces of art spanning across the entire UH System. The Public Art of the UH System continues to grow, with the recent announcement it is launching a temporary public art program. 



PAUHS Participates in Sixth Annual National Latino Art Now! Conference

Hosted in Houston for the first time, the Latino-focused event inspired the broader "Spring of Latino Art," which includes more than 70 art exhibitions and other forms of cultural engagement throughout the city of Houston.

Free Monthly Tours Highlight
Public Art on UH System Campuses

Want to learn more about the diverse pieces of artwork in the Public Art of the University of Houston System? Sign up for a 60-minute tour providing interesting facts about the art and the artists who created them.

Houston Public Media Highlights
Launch of Temporary Public Art
Program and 'Houston Mobius'

Listen to Catherine Lu's recent report on the new temporary public art program and artist Marta Chilindrón, who has been commissioned to create "Houston Mobius," the program's first piece of art.

Travel Magazine Includes Public Art
at UH in Overview of Local Art Scene

AFAR says the city of Houston has a robust arts culture, with one of the highlights being the public art pieces at the University of Houston that are part of PAUHS.



'Synchronicity of Color: Victoria'

Margo Sawyer (2018) 


Suspended from the ceiling of the three-story atrium of the University North building at the University of Houston-Victoria are seven hand-painted laminated glass elements that form "Synchroncity of Color: Victoria." The piece is the creation of internationally known artist Margo Sawyer. 



Selected Works from
Luis Jimenéz on Display
at Moody Gallery


Trenton Doyle Hancock's
'Mind of the Mound'


Tennessee Museum
Organizes Exhibit of Works by Alyson Shotz



NEA Data Shows
Increase to Economy
from Arts and
Cultural Sector


Madison Square Park's
Brooke Kamin Rappaport
on Martin Puryear
in Venice and the
Changing Face of the
Public Art Landscape


2019 State of the
Arts Report:
Art Generated
$5.59 Billion for Texas