Paint cans in artist studio

José Parlá has arrived in Austin and is busy working on his monumental mural Amistad América. Robert B. Rowling Hall is still an active construction site and closed to the public, but you can follow his progress on Instagram @landmarksut. Even some of our staff hasn’t seen the artist at work so we invited UT sophomore Logan Larsen to tell us about his visit to Parlá’s studio in Brooklyn this spring.

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Artist Statement

Parlá explains his inspiration for the mural and thoughts about its title in an Artist Statement

Posts from Parlá

During his residence, Parlá shares his observations on Instagram. Follow his posts @LandmarksUT.

Opening Celebrations

Join the public unveiling on 26 January 2017 that features a Q&A with Parlá and curator Carlo McCormick, followed by a reception with drinks and bites. Learn more and make a reservation.

Dog with Landmarks totebag

The third annual Landmarks Dog Walk was a huge success! We raised some money for our friends at Blue Dog Rescue and created a few more four-legged art lovers. Check out some of our favorite photos and hear what some canine tour goers thought of the event.



A pixelated face

Max Almy, still from Leaving the 20th Century, 1982

Landmarks is gearing up for another exciting season of Landmarks Video. In its eighth season you’ll see works by Yinka Shonibare, AES+F, Sarah Morris, Max Amy, David Wojnarowicz, among others.

Tour group in front of sculpture

It's the first day of fall and Landmarks is looking forward to welcoming our favorite time of year with the annual Dog Walk! Is your kanine pal a deep thinker? Is he constantly contemplating the meaning of life through art and other forms of aesthetic beauty? Then the Landmarks Dog Walk is the cultural fix your pup needs! Join us for a fun, dog-friendly walk around campus and learn about the public art collection. Please be sure your dog is socialized and able to mingle with other four-legged art lovers! Visit our Events page for more details. 

Student conserving sculpture

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.