Permanent Collection

Exclusively for Everyone. Always Open to the Public.

Since its establishment in 1969, Public Art UHS’s permanent collection has evolved into one of the top curated university collections of art in public spaces in the United States. On view across five university campuses within the UH System, installed indoors and outside, our collection represents more than half a century of creative expression in variety of different media including painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, murals, drawing and photography. Over its storied history, Public Art UHS has also worked with a number of major artists in developing significant site-specific projects while often affording these artists their first opportunities to create works in the public sphere. Visiting the collection is always free.

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