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Public Art UHS, UH School of Art Offer New Opportunity for Local Emerging Artists

UH.edu // Sara Tubbs // 08.19.2021: ‘YardWorks’ Featuring Rontaye Butler’s Towering Collage on View Through December Public Art of the University of Houston System (Public Art UHS) and the UH School of Art are helping Houston-based emerging artists get their work recognized in a public setting. “YardWorks” is a new program intended to give these artists an early-career opportunity […]

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‘Folly’ is Coming to UH

UH.edu // Sara Tubbs // 04.29.21: Public Art UHS Commissions Large-Scale Work by Jorge Pardo for its Temporary Public Art Program. Jorge Pardo’s masterful works exploring the intersection of functionality, art, technology and craftsmanship have appeared in the world’s top museums, homes, and hotel lobbies. Now the celebrated Cuban-American artist and sculptor is fabricating a […]

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United Airlines' Hemispheres March 2021 Issue

Hemisperes // 03.2021: You don’t have to be a student at the University of Houston to enjoy the school’s staggering collection of public art, which includes nearly 700 objects across four main campuses and three satellite sites. Simply start your exploration by pre-registering for a free, self-guided tour of the Downtown campus, which is home […]

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Director and Chief Curator leads Training Program for Museum Professionals in Mexico at MARCO (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey)

Public Art UHS // 12.10.20: Dr. María C. Gaztambide was invited to lead a group of U.S.-based art professionals from preeminent arts organizations—including the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City), the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and The New School (New York City)—in developing and presenting an 8-week online educational program targeting educators and […]

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UH's 'Color Field' experiment merges visual art and brain science

Houston Chronicle // Amber Elliott // 02.23.21: On a blustery Tuesday morning earlier this month, nine University of Houston students and their professor, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, ventured out onto “Color Field,” a sprawling on-campus maze of large-scale sculptures by seven contemporary artists. The exhibition winds from Wilhelmina’s Grove in the Arts District to areas surrounding […]

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Newsletter

Public Art UHS Summer 2021 Newsletter

Folly is coming to UH. Public Art UHS Commissions Large-Scale Artwork by Jorge Pardo for its Temporary Public Art Program. Public Art UHS is also pleased to announce the launch of YardWorks, a new biennial program granting Houston-based emerging artists early exhibition opportunities for their site-specific installations and public art projects.

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Public Art UHS January 2021 Color Field Artist Spotlight (Amos Cochran)

January 2021 Color Field Artist Spotlight (Amos Cochran): Amos Cochran’s Color Field Outside / In presents an auditory sensory experience that allows our emotions to wander freely in an immersive sonic dreamscape. Here, the artist brings sound “textures” to the forefront, while positioning melodic phrases in the background, or distance. Abstract recorded sounds are paired with synthetic tones that […]

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Public Art UHS December 2020 Color Field Artist Spotlight (Jeffie Brewer)

December 2020 Color Field Artist Spotlight: Jeffie Brewer Jeffie Brewer’s array of recognizable shapes are influenced by his fascination with pop culture and a background in design. These sculptures toe the line between identifiable and abstract forms. The use of vibrant color and enlarged scale impacts our relationship to them, while leaving room for interpretation and […]

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Public Art UHS Fall 2020 Newsletter

The Fall 2020 newsletter includes the latest news involving the latest Temporary Public Art Project, Color Field.

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Public Art UHS Summer 2020 Newsletter

The Summer 2020 newsletter includes a virtual art walk with Mike Guidry, Public Art UHS curator, a listen in to a live conversation with artists, and a 10-minute guided yoga session filmed in front of artworks from our collection.

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