This semester, I had the great privilege of working with Mk Haley and her students for the course, Themed Entertainment Design. As part of this Arts and Entertainment Technologies class, Professor Haley challenged her students to reimagine what an art tour could look like using highly engaging tools from gaming models. With Landmarks as their inspiration and the renegade tours of Museum Hack as their guide, each student chose a work in the collection and applied the principles of “Games, Guides, and Gossip”:
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.
Now in its third season, Listening with Landmarks is a digital initiative featuring playlists curated by prominent Austin musicians and music personalities. Inspired by works from the Landmarks collection, the playlists cut across musical categories to include rock, Classical, Tejano, R&B, reggae, and country. One playlist is released each month on Landmarks' website, social media channels, and on Spotify.
From May 22 - August 22, the nightly light sequence inside James Turrell's The Color Inside will be unavailable due to the seasonal closure of the William C. Powers Jr. Student Activity Center (WCP). The space will remain accessible during the day when the WCP is open.
In advance of this year's Sound in Sculpture, Landmarks’ communications intern, Vega Shah, sat down with Composer Josiah Garza to discuss his process for creating a piece for the program.