Public Art of the University of Houston System Announces New Leadership

For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, Public Art of the University of Houston System is expanding its staff to ensure sustained leadership and curatorial vision for the collection. As part of a recently developed strategic plan, María C. Gaztambide has been named director and chief curator. Gaztambide comes to UHS from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) where she served as associate director of the International Center for Arts of the Americas.

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A Perfect Marriage of Art and Space

A signature work from Public Art of University of Houston System (PAUHS) Collection has made a colorful return to the UH campus. Carlos Cruz-Diez’s “Double Physichromie” is now located in the University’s “arts district” between the Graduate College of Social Work building, Fine Arts Building and Student Center Satellite.

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Margo Sawyer’s ‘Synchronicity of Color: Victoria’ Comes to Life at UHV

Visitors to the University of Houston-Victoria will be captivated by a new installation by internationally known artist Margo Sawyer. “Synchronicity of Color: Victoria” now hangs from the ceiling in the three-story high atrium of the University North building.

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Conservation of Double Physichromie Begins 2-15

Houston, Feb. 14, 2018 –Public Art of the University of Houston System will disassemble and remove the Carlos Cruz-Diez sculpture, Double Physichromie, located at Calhoun Road and Entrance 1 at the Welcome Center Parking Garage beginning February 15th for repair and conservation. This is part of an on-going UH System-wide conservation effort of our celebrated artworks. Traffic will not be impacted. Pedestrians […]

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How Frank Stella’s Euphonia was created by and with a community

In 1998, the University of Houston commissioned Frank Stella, one of the most highly regarded artists of the post-war era, to create a large-scale, multi-part work to be installed inside the university’s new Moores Opera House. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of this monumental artwork, Public Art of the University of Houston System will be presenting “An Evening with Frank Stella,” […]

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Public Art of the UH System Hosts ‘An Evening with Frank Stella’

Public Art of the University of Houston System and program chair Judy Nyquist invite the public to attend “An Evening with Frank Stella” at the University of Houston’s Moores Opera House.

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Persona Euphonia: A Messaging Makeover for Public Art of UHS

From bemoaned “plop art” to thoughtful commissions to community engagements, public art takes many forms—and is, ironically, often overlooked. So what’s a fitting shape for public art to take, especially in Texas, on the urban campuses of a public institution?

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Marking the 20th anniversary of Frank Stella’s Houston swirls

Fifteen bucks an hour for eight hours a day: That was a decent, steady gig for a young artist in 1997. Frank Stella’s studio apparently had no problem finding takers in Houston. More than two dozen up-and-comers would climb scaffolds for seven months in an East End warehouse to realize his “Euphonia” murals for the University of Houston’s Moores Opera House. Not […]

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Feature in Local Houston Magazine

CREW FITNESS, a row studio concept based in Mobile, Alabama, will debut its first expansion unit this spring in the Houston Heights. Husband and wife team Dan and Marcia Strange will own and operate the facility, which will anchor Bungalows on 22nd Street, a boutique retail destination now under construction at 715 W. 22nd., between Shepherd and Durham and steps from Kraftsmen […]

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Frank Stella Returns to Houston for Anniversaries

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the commissioned mural, Euphonia, at the University of Houston’s Moores Opera House and the 50th anniversary of Public Art of the UH System, artist Frank Stella will return to Houston to join Alison de Lima Greene, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Don Bacigalupi Ph.D., Founding President of […]

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