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Move Over Moses and Zoroaster: Manhattan Has a New Female Lawgiver

New York Times // Dan Bilefsky // 1.25.2023: The artist Shahzia Sikander calls the eight-foot sculpture she has placed atop a New York courthouse an urgent form of “resistance.” Frenzied commuters in New York’s Flatiron district have been stopped in their tracks in recent days by an unlikely​ ​apparition ​near Moses, Confucius and Zoroaster. Standing […]

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An Afternoon in the Park With Shahzia Sikander’s Golden Monuments

Hyperallergic // Rhea Nayyar // 1.24.2023: The artist’s three-part commission at Madison Square Park includes a mythical female figure atop the Manhattan Appellate Courthouse. Last week, the Madison Square Park Conservancy unveiled its latest commission, Shahzia Sikander’s three-part installation Havah… to breathe, air, life.

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A Gigantic 18-Foot Golden Statue Is Gracing Madison Square Park

Secret NYC // Justine Golata / 1.23.2023: A new multimedia exhibition highlighting the imbalance of justice in terms of race and gender is on display in Madison Square Park and atop the courthouse at 27 Madison Avenue. New Yorkers can check out the exhibition commissioned by Madison Square Park Conservancy and co-commissioned by Public Art […]

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For the first time, a statue of a woman sits atop this Manhattan courthouse

Time Out NY // Rossilynne Skena Culgan // 1.20.2023: At last, this work puts a female figure on a level plane with the traditional, patriarchal depictions of justice and power. Statues of nine men from history and religion perch atop the courthouse near Madison Square Park. Now, for the first time, the representation of a […]

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Weekly News Roundup: January 20, 2023

Art Asia Pacific // By the Editors // 1.20.2023: Shahzia Sikander Unveils Public Artwork in New York. Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander presented her first major, site-specific, outdoor exhibition in New York City’s Madison Square Park and a nearby courthouse, as part of a joint-commission between the Madison Square Park Conservancy and Public Art of the […]

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Public Art UHS Winter 2023 Newsletter

Enjoy a multi-sensory saxophone quartet performance featuring dynamic works by UH student composers inspired by Frank Stella’s dynamic Euphonia (1997), a site-specific mural at the Moores Opera House lobby and theater. 

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Public Art UHS Fall 2022 Newsletter

Public Art UHS proudly announces the installation of two new site-specific commissions and the acquisition of twenty works by some of the most dynamic artists working from Houston today, all of which will be on public view this fall.

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Public Art UHS Summer 2022 Newsletter

Instantaneous Beauty: Andy Warhol and the Photographic Process, opens on May 19th at its second venue, the University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery. The opening night program will include a screening of a selection of Warhol’s famed Screen Tests courtesy of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg. 

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Public Art UHS Spring 2022 Newsletter

Andy Warhol famously declared that he “never met a person I couldn’t call a beauty.” Public Art UHS’s first traveling exhibition, Instantaneous Beauty: Andy Warhol and the Photographic Process, explores his all-encompassing ideas on beauty, particularly in its relationship to photography. The exhibition highlights Public Art UHS’s extraordinary collection of Andy Warhol photographs (made between 1975 […]

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Public Art UHS Fall 2021 Newsletter

A Season of Public Art Public Art of the University of Houston System is pleased to announce its fall schedule of exhibitions and programs! We are elated to welcome the community back to our campuses, and we invite you to explore a spectrum of current and upcoming programs this season.

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