The University of Texas at Austin has released a digital edition of The Collections, the first encyclopedic account of the university’s repository of cultural artifacts. With more than 170 million objects, the university outpaces the largest collections in America and rivals many in variety and importance. The full 720-page volume is published online. Available for free download, the broad distribution of the e-book and searchable PDF enables worldwide access to the university’s distinguished collections.
Public Art Dialogue turns its attention to public art on college campuses in its most recent volume. Alongside thoughtful contributions from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and authors from the University of Leeds, PAD features an interview with Andrée Bober, director of Landmarks at The University of Texas at Austin. Conducted by Amanda Douberley, the interview traces the formation of the Landmarks collection and provides a framework for successful public art programs.
Landmarks invited Ann Hamilton's former studio director to reveal how, in five to eight minute increments, O N E E V E R Y O N E came to be.
Nicole Monahan worked with Ann Hamilton Studio for many years, first as archivist, then project manager, and finally studio director. She is now an independent artist, graduate advisor at Columbus College of Art & Design, and media designer for McGraw-Hill Education.
As part of the opening celebrations for Ann Hamilton's O N E E V E R Y O N E, Landmarks hosted a writing workshop lead by Dr. Kathleen Stewart, Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UT.
The latest public art project at The University of Texas at Austin was attended by thousands of visitors to a series of events celebrating the opening of O N E E V E R Y O N E by Ann Hamilton. Her commission marks the 40th work of art in the Landmarks’ collection and one of two newly acquired works for the Dell Medical School (DMS).
Fourteen larger-than-life porcelain enamel panels are installed in Dell Medical School’s Health Learning Building, with more planned for the Health Discovery Building after construction is complete. In the meantime, those panels can be viewed at the Visual Arts Center, along with a selection of additional panels slated for future DMS buildings. The exhibition is on view through 24 February 2017.