Learning with Landmarks

Headshot of Austin-based composer, Matthew Lyons

Earlier this year, Landmarks launched Songs in the Skyspace, a new music series hosted inside James Turrell’s Skyspace The Color InsideThe series features a variety of performers from campus and community, including Austin Classical Guitar. For their first performance, ACG commissioned Austin-based composer Matthew Lyons to write a piece in response to The Color Inside. The work was premiered on 24 November and an encore performance will be held on 15 December.

We recently sat down with Matthew Lyons to learn more about his process and his composition for the Skyspace.

17 October 2019
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Landmarks interviewed Stone Tejeda, an undergraduate senior in Computer Science specializing in robotics at The University of Texas at Austin who also just completed his third summer as a Skyspace attendant. We caught up with Stone to learn more about his interest in the arts, music, computer science, and robotics.

Two people looking at Sol Lewitt's Wall Drawing #520

Intern Megan McKenzie reflects on Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #520, and discusses conservation efforts with Landmarks’ assistant director of collections Nisa Barger.

people standing under monumental mural

School of Architecture students create unique design interventions for Amistad América by José Parlá, a mural located in high-traffic Rowling Hall.

artful arrangement of wooden crutches

Landmarks interviewed Elizabeth Upenieks, who volunteered as a Landmarks docent for nearly three years. We discussed her favorite parts of the Landmarks collection and her experience as a docent, as well as how those experiences have informed her professional career.

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During the weekend of 26 April 2019, Landmarks artist Casey Reas visited campus for a Q&A with Austin-based filmmaker and creator of digital rotoscoping software Bob Sabiston. Following the Q&A, Reas led more than 30 students in a two-day rotoscope workshop, culminating in a public reception and screening of nine student animations in the Fine Arts Library Foundry.