Step Inside UT’s Newest Public Art Masterpiece

The Color Inside, the latest James Turrell Skyspace and newest public art piece to Landmarks, debuts on the Forty Acres. Read more about the Skyspace.

Visit the Skyspace
Open to the campus community and the general public. The permanent installation premieres Saturday, Oct. 19. Make a free reservation.

Hear James Turrell in conversation with Lynn Herbert, former senior curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.

Free to the public and no reservation necessary; limited seating available.
Friday, October 18, 2013 at Noon
Student Activity Center Ballroom (SAC 2.410), 2201 Speedway
Submit questions by sending an email.

Photo: Florian Holzherr


Landmarks’ “Monochrome for Austin” to stand more than five stories tall, include 70+ boats

Located at the corner of 24th Street and Speedway in front of the Norman Hackerman Building, Nancy Rubins’s Monochrome for Austin, is a large-scale sculpture assembled from about seventy vintage aluminum canoes and small boats. The piece, which draws its support from a steel armature and intertwining cables, is deceptively strong and gracefully balanced among the university buildings. Working with structural engineer Jaime Garza, a University of Texas alumnus, Rubins will install the sculpture on location during the first half of January 2015.

Roughly five to six stories tall, Monochrome for Austin will be the tallest sculpture in the Landmarks collection to date. This project will also represent the first large-scale sculpture by a female artist commissioned for the Forty Acres and the Landmarks collection.

Landmarks will unveil this installation on March 5, 2015, with an artist talk and a celebration open to the public.

Come by to see this fascinating installation process. It’s a sight to behold.

Photos: Mark Menjivar for Landmarks