Public Art of the University of Houston System (PAUHS) will launch an ongoing Temporary Public Art Program during the 2018–2019 academic year. Housed at the University of Houston’s Wilhelmina’s Grove, a beautiful green space at the heart of the campus’ Arts District and its new gateway to public art, the Program will be an active platform for temporary art installations, short-term exhibitions, public outreach, and community-wide programming. The active art calendar planned for 2018–2019 and beyond will also include collaborative programming in the visual, digital, musical, and performing arts. Along with UH’s stellar collection of public art, UH’s Temporary Public Art Program will provide the university community, local patrons, and visitors from around the world with a unique place and way to experience international, national and local artists and artworks.
Wilhelmina’s Grove was first imagined by longtime supporter and member of the University’s founding family, Wilhelmina Daisy Cullen Robertson Smith. Her dream came to fruition in 2014 through a generous gift from her daughters and many Houston friends and foundations.