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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 family pointing at a map in front of Nancy Rubin's "Monochrome for Austin"

This summer we've launched three new tours on our app: Reconfiguring and Recontextualizing Materials, Perspectives and Perceptions, and Generating Art Through Science, Technology, and Engineering. Each tour responds to a different theme reflected in Landmarks' collection and offers new ways to consider and engage with artists like Mark di Suvero, Simone Leigh, Ben Rubin, James Turrell, Ursula Von Rydingsvard, and others. 

A group of people do wall sits in Sol LeWitt's "Circle with Towers"

In May, Landmarks partnered with the Fitness Institute of Texas for a movement-infused tour of the collection. Landmarks’ education intern, Abby Drake, reflects on the tour and recounts the innovative ways the collection inspired physical activity and movement.

A graphic representing "Listening with Landmarks" with the "i" beaming Radio Waves

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.

A blurry figure walks in front of Ursula Von Rudingvard's "Untitled (Seven Mountains)"

In May, Ursula von Rydingsvard's Untitled (Seven Mountains) was relocated from Bass Concert Hall (where it had been sited for the past 14 years) to Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

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Education Coordinator, Catherine Whited looks at a mobile inspired by Beth Campbell's "Spontaneous Future(s), Possible Past(s)."

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”: 

A photo of James Turrell's "The Color Inside" at night

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.