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.
Learning with Landmarks
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.
Chandler Householder is a second year architecture student and a Landmarks Docent. To satisfy the writing requirement for her world architecture course, she wrote Scalar Implications: Changing Effects in Aesthetic Pleasure of Art and Architecture, a study of the beautiful, the picturesque, and the sublime in art and architecture.
Communications and marketing intern, Holland Chaney, sits down with Landmarks Preservation Guild member, Kristin Garrison.
Looking at and talking about art has become popular in non-art related disciplines like medical sciences, engineering, and mathematics. These types of tours are a favorite at Landmarks because they result in new perspectives and insights about the collection.
As students return to campus eager to start a new year, many will join clubs and groups to meet new people and build specialized skills. Landmarks has two distinct volunteer programs that help keep our program running. Landmarks Docents are trained to lead visitors on tours of the collection. They learn about important trends in modern and contemporary art, how to engage with their audience, and public speaking skills. Landmarks Preservation Guild (LPG) helps maintain the works of art in the collection.