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Public Art of the University of Houston
By Houston History Magazine on April 27, 2023 in Arts & Culture, Education, Museums, University of Houston
By Mercedes Del Riego Benches by Scott Burton, pink granite (1985). Best known for blurring the boundary between utilitarian objects and art, Burton was a minimalist sculptor inspired by the Bauhaus and abstract movements. This set of two benches sit nondescriptly in front of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design. All photos […]
A Surprise Discovery: Making Art History Public Art
By Houston History Magazine on April 27, 2023 in Arts & Culture, Education, Military and War, Museums, University of Houston
By Mercedes Del Riego 22 February 1916 “Sunday Evening in a Village in the Ardennes.” Says “Dear Irma, many heartfelt thanks and greetings, your Otto. Have had no mail from you for days.” All photos courtesy of Irene Guenther. Peter Guenther and his wife, Andrea, died a few short months apart. “I should not have […]