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 […]
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The Art Guys: Behind the Creators of The Statue of Four Lies
By Houston History Magazine on November 26, 2022 in Arts & Culture, Houstonians, University of Houston
By Sydney Rose The Art Guys envisioned The Statue of Four Lies as an embodiment of themselves, their works, and the University of Houston. The duo spent over thirty years working together in Houston and exhibiting their work throughout Texas. Photo © Morris Malakoff, courtesy of Public Art UHS. A pair of bronze figures stand in […]
Hiding in Plain Sight: The UH Public Art Collection and Blaffer Museum
By Debbie Harwell on November 26, 2012 in Arts & Culture, Museums, University of Houston
As the University of Houston has made its push for Tier One status, what many people do not realize is that since the 1960s UH has been building a Tier One art collection that is one of the city’s best kept secrets.
Art is All Around Us
By Houston History Magazine on November 8, 2012 in Houstonians, Museums, Music
by Julie Coan Click here to read a pdf of the full article.