With the help of the Met, the 360-acre main campus at the University of Texas, Austin, is poised to become a destination for modern sculpture. Rather than let them languish in storage, the museum is lending the university 28 pieces by artists like Beverly Pepper, Tony Smith and Louise Bourgeois.
New York museum lending sculptures for UT to display
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, American-Statesman, 02 August 2008
More than two dozen contemporary sculptures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art are headed to the University of Texas campus for long-term exhibit as part of a new public art program, UT announced Friday.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Loans Sculptures to The University of Texas at Austin for Public Art Project
Staff, Art Daily, 02 September 2008
Th Metropolitan Museum of Art is lending 28 mid- to late -twentieth-century sculptures to The University of Texas at Austin to be installed across campus as part of the university's Landmarks public art program.
Modern and contemporary sculptures bring creative energy to campus in Landmarks public art program
Staff, The University of Texas at Austin News, 22 September 2008
They arrived on campus from New Your City's Metropolitan Museum of Art last month on flatbed trucks and tractor trailers: several towering giants of steel, iron and metal; a triad of tall, stately whip-thin spires; two carved, organic pieces, full of motion in black walnut and cherry wood.
Sculpture from the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Eric Zimmerman, ...might be good, 17 October 2008
Public sculpture, and public art in general, is experiencing a resurgence of sorts. Strategies are diverse and range from traditional public sculpture to social actions and perofrmance projects.