March – Public Art Tour at University of Houston-Clear Lake

Mar 06 2020

Mike Guidry, Curator

Meeting location:
Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058

Public Art of the University of Houston System hosts free Public Art Tours on the first Friday of each month from 12-1 pm. These tours will alternate between University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, and the University of Houston Sugar Land location. Each iteration of the tour will vary featuring select artworks led by public art staff and guest tour guides. The walk will begin with a brief welcome and introduction of the day’s tour. Participants are encouraged to wear walking shoes and bring water.

In 1971, The University of Houston-Clear Lake was the second University in the System to be established and opened their first building in 1974.  It’s is located 30 minutes south of downtown Houston and sits on a 524 acre nature preserve. Pablo Serrano, Jason Makepeace, Peter Voulkos, Nick de Vries, Dorothy Hood and Masaru Takiguchi  are just a few of the artists represented, The artwork celebrates the campus environment and intersects with the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Please meet in front of the Bayou Building. Visitor parking can be found across the street from the Bayou Building.


Tour Guide Biography

Michael Guidry serves as curator of Public Art of the University of Houston System. As curator, Guidry oversees programming, commissioning of new artworks and the maintenance of the collection at University of Houston, University of Houston at Sugar Land, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Clear Lake and University of Houston-Victoria. Since joining UH in 2005, Guidry has completed 26 major projects.

Guidry’s art career spans over 20 years. Prior to joining UH, he worked as the assistant registrar and curator of Traveling Exhibitions for the New Orleans Museum of Art. He has served on the Houston Arts Alliance’s Civic Art & Design Committee and served as Chair of the Lawndale Art Center’s Programming Committee. He has curated independent projects in Houston and New Orleans, and has served as a juror on numerous national public art panels. Guidry received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans and his MFA from the University of Houston.