Stories + Spotlights

Public art is a collective enterprise and there are countless stories to be told about the people who have made possible Public Art UHS’s permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and special projects. Click below to access our expanding collection of stories and spotlights on our artists and artworks and community.   

(August 2021) “YardWorks” is a new program intended to give these artists an early-career opportunity to exhibit site-specific installations in the heart of the UH Arts District.

(August 2021) There’s a work I’m drawn to at my home campus of the University of Houston, called Troika (1979) by abstract expressionist Charles Ginnever.

(July 2021)  Read about the man and the machine, Andy Warhol photography and everyday life. 

(June 2021) Pop Art exploded onto the scene in Britain in the mid-1950s and Public Art UHS artist Derek Boshier was there.

(April 2021) 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.

(February 2021) The “Color Field” public art exhibition at the University of Houston has attracted art enthusiasts from all over since it launched last fall  […]

(October 2020) A series of colorful, bright, large-scale sculptures are sprinkled across the University of Houston campus […]

(November 2019) Mobius Houston is the inaugural temporary public art installation commissioned by Public Art of the University of Houston System (Public Art UHS) 

(September 2019) For the University of Houston System, 2019 is a year to celebrate. It marks 50 years since UH became the first university in Texas to adopt a Percent for Art program. 

(June 2019) Public Art UHS and the Bauhaus have important connections through the late Peter Guenther (1920-2005), founding chair of the Art History Department at University of Houston.