Temporary Public Art

In 2018, Public Art UHS launched an ongoing temporary public art program at the University of Houston. It is its first program entirely funded by private support and the first among Texas universities. Extending from Wilhelmina’s Grove at the University of Houston, a beautiful green space at the heart of the campus’ Arts District and its gateway to public art, the temporary public art program serves as an active platform for short-term art installations, exhibitions, community-wide outreach and collaborative programming. Along with UHS’s permanent collection, the program provides the university community, local patrons and visitors from around the world with a unique place and way to experience thoughtful and thought-provoking artworks by a diverse roster of local, national and international artists.

The Temporary Public Art Program of the University of Houston System is generously supported by              The Brown Foundation, Inc.

Grove Commissions, the cornerstone of Public Art UHS’s Temporary Public Art Program, are a yearly series of temporary commissions by significant global contemporary artists.

YardWorks is a biennial program granting Houston-based emerging artists early exhibition opportunities for their site-specific installations and public art projects.

Color Field was the first curated exhibition of outdoor sculpture at the University of Houston and the second project in Public Art UHS’s Temporary Public Art Program.