Public Art UHS Summer 2019 Newsletter

The Summer 2019 newsletter to announce the latest news involving the collection, highlighting various pieces, programs and events, and providing links to relevant news about the public art field.

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Cruz-Diez - Double Physichromie

Public Art of University of Houston System Remembers Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez

Carlos Cruz-Diez, a leading artist from Latin America known for his experimental language based on abstraction, died Saturday at the age of 95. The Venezuelan artist’s “Double Physichromie” is a signature work in the Public Art of the University of Houston System (Public Art UHS) Collection and his son, Carlitos Cruz-Diez, spoke about his father’s six decades of work during a lecture at UH last year.

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10 Free Public Art Installations on Our Summer Bucket List

From a rainbow made of mirror to a New York rooftop with a marble galaxy, this summer is bringing some stunning public art to cities across the country.

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Public Art’s Moment

UH System Celebrates 50 Years of Public Art with Ambitious New Temporary Art Program and Texas-sized Commission

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Spring of Latino Art: PAUHS Participates In National Latino Art Conference

Public Art of the University of Houston System participated at the sixth annual Latino Art Now! Conference with a special tour highlighting a handful of artists with Latino or Latin American connections, the launching of its temporary public art program and the specially commissioned Houston Mobius from a New York-based Argentinean artist.

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April Public Art Tour at the University of Houston

Free, open to the public and typically on the first Wednesday of every month, Public Art of the University of Houston System hosts a free Public Art Tour of its existing permanent collection of nearly 700 art pieces throughout all of UHS’ campuses. This month, in conjunction with the concurrent Latino Art Now! Conference, the tour highlighted a handful of artists with Latino or Latin American connections.

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New Public Art Program Comes To University Of Houston System

The University of Houston System is the state’s first public university system to launch a Temporary Public Art Program (TPAP), which will serve as a platform not only for artworks like sculptures, but […]

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How to Explore Houston’s Booming Art Scene

Tour the public art at University of Houston’s campus. The school’s public art collection is some 600 works strong. Thanks to a measure created by its Board of Regents in 1966 and passed by the Texas Legislature three years later, 1 percent of construction costs of all building projects at the University of Houston are dedicated to the acquisition […]

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Keep Houston Beautiful Honors Public Art of UHS and UH Sustainability Initiatives

University of Houston is the recipient of six Mayor’s Proud Partners Landmark Awards sponsored by Keep Houston Beautiful (KHB).

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Public Art of University of Houston System Celebrates Art of Dorothy Hood, Trendsetting Texas Artist

Dorothy Hood is one of Texas’ most iconic artists, making a name for herself with her monumental canvases that, “form the bridge between the strains of Latin and European surrealism and New York abstraction,” said Texas author and curator Susie Kalil.

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Director and Chief Curator to speak at the MFAH’s Symposium “Contesting Modernity: Art and Politics in Mid-Century Venezuela” on Oct. 27th.

María Gaztambide, director and chief curator, will be contributing to the Museum of Fine Art-Houston’s Symposium “Contesting Modernity: Art and Politics in Mid-Century Venezuela” on October 27th from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. These presentations will explore the Informalist movement in Venezuela and mark the opening of the exhibition Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955-1975.

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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 […]

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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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