Landmarks is the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin. Its projects are located throughout the main campus and are viewed by thousands of people each day. Launched in 2008, Landmarks projects beautify the main campus and engage visitors and the university community with art of the highest quality.
The program ensures a comprehensive approach by following guidelines established in the 2007 master plan. Created by Peter Walker Partners Landscape Architects, the plan proposes the best locations for installations of public art to provide visual anchors at gateways, to accentuate main axis corridors, and to consolidate architectural edges.
Landmarks’ first initiative brought to the university twenty-eight modern and contemporary sculptures on long-term loan from one of the world’s greatest museums, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. These extraordinary sculptures provide an art historical foundation upon which the university is building its own collection.
For more, go to http://landmarks.utexas.edu/