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A hovering oval with "Alcalde" written under it

The Alcalde, the alumni magazine of the University of Texas, released its list of 40 Reasons to Hook ‘Em, a compendium of the best aspects of being a Longhorn.

Coming in at Number Six was Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin. The Alcalde waxes poetic on James Turrell’s The Color Inside on the roof of the Student Activity Center, and champions the more than 40 works of public art Landmarks brings to the central campus.

Dark graphite on paper

Landmarks is pleased to announce the acquisition of a second work of art by artist Nancy Rubins. Drawing (2007) is located in the Norman Hackerman Building, adjacent to her massive assemblage of aluminum canoes and small boats Monochrome for Austin.

“With their complementary explorations of material and process, and of dramatic challenges to gravity and stasis, the two works by Nancy Rubins now in the Landmarks collection make a powerful joint expression of the vitality of abstraction” said art critic Nancy Princenthal.

Musicians playing in front of bronze sculpture of shell

For Sound in Sculpture's third installment, Butler School of Music composition students tackled the newly installed public works of art at Dell Medical School. Landmarks, Texas Performing Arts, and the Butler School of Music partnered with Fusebox Fest to delight attendees with original music inspired by Marc Quinn, Ann Hamilton, and Seymour Lipton. Composers included Austin Ali, Grace Ma, Ben Stevenson, Jessy Eubanks, and Nicholas Perry Clark. 

Swirls shapes and colors

Landmarks announces a significant addition today: the commission of a monumental mural by artist José Parlá. The site-specific work will be an integral part of Robert B. Rowling Hall, the new graduate education building for the McCombs School of Business. Rowling Hall was designed by Ennead with Jacobs and is scheduled to open Spring 2018.

A book

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 and blueberries

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.