Dorothy Hood: The Edge of Being
Opening Reception and Colloquium


Thursday, October 14th, 2021

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Public Art UHS hosted an opening reception and colloquium for the exhibition Dorothy Hood: The Edge of Being, organized in partnership with Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries and the Art Museum of South Texas (Corpus Christi). The exhibition is on view at Special Collections through 2023.

Remarks and colloquium addressed Dorothy Hood’s relevance to 20th-century Texas art as well as the University of Houston’s unique position as a significant partner in elevating the artist’s standing within the narrative of modern art.



 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Reception and Exhibition Viewing

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm Remarks and Colloquium


Colloquium featured Deborah Colton, Managing Director, Deborah Colton Gallery; Maria C. Gaztambide, PhD, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Public Art UHS; and Christian Kelleher, Head of Special Collections, UH Libraries. Moderated by Dean Athena Jackson, UH Libraries. 

More About Dorothy Hood

Dorothy Hood: The Edge of Being | Exhibition

Learn more about the Dorothy Hood exhibition organized by Public Art UHS, on view across the University of Houston System. 

Map of Artworks

A map charting out locations of Dorothy Hood works at the University of Houston and across the UH System is available here.

Dorothy Hood | Research

The University of Houston is the premier destination for scholars, students and others interested in the work of Dorothy Hood (1918-2000). 

Dorothy Hood Papers

Learn more about the personal papers of Dorothy Hood at the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections.