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Landmarks’ blog, Latest, features timely updates on new installations, public programs, event announcements, volunteer and internship opportunities, and a range of other initiatives. Learning with Landmarks is a dedicated blog series highlighting the unique and innovative ways that students and other scholars use the collection. To view the entire series, click the button below.

A photo of artist Simone Leigh in her studio

Landmarks announced today the acquisition of Sentinel IV, a sculpture by New-York based artist Simone Leigh to be unveiled at the Anna Hiss Gymnasium courtyard this summer.

A photo of Thomas Rodriguez; He is smiling and has brown hair and black glasses on and is wearing a navy blue jacket

Landmarks recently announced the return of Sound in Sculpture, our annual collaboration with the Butler School of Music and Texas Performing Arts. In advance of the program, we sat down with one of this year’s composers, Thomas Rodriguez. A 3rd year undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Minor in Arts Management and Administration, Rodriguez wrote a work inspired by Joel Perlman’s Square Tilt.

Three women stand around a sculpture cleaning and conserving it, with UT's 40 for 40 logo in the bottom right corner

As UT’s public art program, Landmarks enriches the lives of students and campus visitors by making great works of art broadly accessible and free for all.  This year, we are raising funds to support the Landmarks Preservation Guild (LPG), a committed group of volunteer interns who examine and maintain the modern and contemporary art in the Landmarks collection.

A graphic that has on the left a detail of Koren Der Harootian’s "Prometheus and Vulture" which is of a bird, and on the right the "Sound in Sculpture" graphic

Sound in Sculpture features student-composed music written in response to works of art from the Landmarks collection. Presented in partnership with Texas Performing Arts and the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music, this year’s program will take place on April 22 at 7:00 PM. Musical performances will be streamed on Vimeo, along with commentary from the participating composers. 

Two images of James Turrell's work side-by-side; On the left a single vertical white line with light appearing to emerge from it in a dark space; Right: An image of "The Color Inside" with an oculus revealing clouds in the ceiling

Step inside the work of artist James Turrell. Watch Landmarks Director Andrée Bober and Harry Ransom Center Curator of Art Tracy Bonfitto in conversation considering Turrell’s Skyspace The Color Inside with prints in the Deep Sky portfolio from the Ransom Center collection. 

Two women in masks holding Landmarks maps look up at Mark Di Suvero's sculpture "Clock Knot"

On March 13, 2020 Landmarks announced the suspension of all in-person events, screenings, and tours in response to COVID-19. Like other arts organizations, we had to quickly retool our offerings to make them available in ways that were safe but still inspiring. At this one year anniversary of the pandemic, we are taking a look back at some of the digital initiatives we created to bring art to you, wherever you are.