Launched in 2023 to celebrate Landmarks 15th anniversary, Paws for Public Art promotes wellbeing by providing mental health breaks with art and animals. This annual event partners with the Longhorn Wellness Center to help alleviate stress each spring during university midterms. In the inaugural year, miniature goats, hedgehogs, bunnies, chicks and piglets were brought to campus with petting zoos stationed at four iconic works from Landmarks’ collection: Clock Knot, Monochrome for Austin, Circle with Towers, and Sentinel IV. A specialized mobile tour offers insights into the art and animals, guides visitors through exercises and meditations, and provides an array of mental health resources.
Paws for Public Art is always free and welcomes the public.