What’s Happening in the Arts Right Now
By Rob Heidrick
The Landmarks program at the University of Texas at Austin so far has brought 30 works of art for public display on campus, including 28 sculptures on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mark di Suvero’s Clock Knot — the sculpture of intertwining red beams at the corner of Dean Keeton and Speedway — was added in 2008, and the video work “Animal” by artist David Ellis premiered in September with the opening of the University’s new Visual Arts Center. In addition to acquiring works to add to the University’s collection, Landmarks also oversees the installment of public art in new buildings and renovation projects. Next year, conceptual artist James Turrell plans to create an architectural installation called Skyspace surrounded by a rooftop garden at the new Student Activity Center. Other public art projects will adorn the College of Liberal Arts, the new Cockrell School of Engineering complex, and the Belo Center for New Media.
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