Public Art Committee

The University of Houston System-wide Public Art Committee (UHSPAC) was formed in an advisory capacity to the University of Houston System Board of Regents (BOR) to aid in the building of a remarkable collection of 20th and 21st century art for all universities in the University of Houston System. UHSPAC oversees the following responsibilities with regard to PAUHS: sets the tone and the vision for the Collection, assuring that all activities are in accordance with the adopted mission statement, strategic plan and UHS Master Plans; approves artists for commission and/or acquisition for permanent installations in conjunction with director and chief curator; approves temporary public art projects; approves transfer of ownership of holdings, when deemed appropriate; serves as fiduciary steward for owned and borrowed works, particularly relating to maintenance, site optimization, conservation, related documentation and keeping appraisals current; assures relevant policies and procedures are followed in all PAUHS activities; and, promotes the collection. These procedures are written in accordance with Section 444.029 of Texas Government Code (Expenditures for Fine Arts Projects on Certain Public Construction Projects) and UH System Board Policy 53.01 (Works of Art).