Public Art UHS Winter 2023 Newsletter
01/18/2023, 10:05:02 AM


Winter 2023



Upcoming Programs

Detail view of Euphonia, 1997 by Frank Stella

Concert: Kazuko Saxophone Quartet

Monday, February 13, 2022 | Performance 6:00 – 7:00pm

Enjoy a multi-sensory saxophone quartet performance featuring dynamic works by UH student composers inspired by Frank Stella’s dynamic Euphonia (1997), a site-specific mural at the Moores Opera House lobby and theater. Drop-in docent tours of the artwork will take place before and after the performance.


This program is presented in partnership with the A.I. Lack Series at the Moores College of Music at the University of Houston.


Installation view of OHRA, 2003 by Tobi Kahn

Artist Conversation: Tobi Kahn

Monday, February 27, 2022 | 6:00 – 8:00pm

Renowned New York artist Tobi Kahn will join his daughter, writer and journalist Mattie Kahn, in conversation at the University of Houston in celebration of the display of his monumental work, OHRA (2000-03), a recent gift to Public Art UHS from members of the Blaffer Family. Comprised of seven panels, OHRA was created for a non-denominational chapel for the village of New Harmony, Indiana. Although the chapel was never realized, Kahn’s hope is that this work brings inspiration to the campus community: “Art can be in a place where students, doctors, people who need health care, can be uplifted.”


Please join us for a reception and light refreshments before the program begins.


Studio Workshops:

Plein Air Painting with Isabelle Zimmerman

Paint en plein air using gouache or watercolor with artist, educator and University of Houston MFA alumna Isabelle Zimmerman. Explore how artworks interact with the environment. Create a dynamic composition inspired by different public art site on the University of Houston campus. Drop in on one session or join us for all three, these workshop session are free and open to the public!

Session 1: Abstraction

Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 2:00 – 4:00pm | UH


Session 2: Point of View

Saturday, February 25, 2023 | 2:00 – 4:00pm | UH


Session 3: Contrast

Saturday, March 4, 2023 | 2:00 – 4:00pm | UH



Upcoming Tours

Friday Focus Tour:

Euphonia Behind the Scenes with Susana Monteverde


Friday, February 3rd, 2022 | 12–1pm


Susana Monteverde was part of a team of artists that helped to realize Frank Stella’s monumental Euphonia at the Moores Opera House in 1997. Hear her behind-the-scenes perspectives about the artist, the artistic process, and the legacy of Euphonia as it continues to inspire the UH campus community.


Friday Focus Tour:

Geology with Dr. Jinny Sisson


Friday, March 3rd, 2022 | 12–1pm


Join geologist and professor Jinny Sisson to learn about the material and method behind stone artworks on the University of Houston campus! From the Black Cambrian granite of Matt Mullican’s Untitled (1991) to the fossils embedded in The Art Guys’ Statue of Four Lies (2010), Dr. Sisson provides unique insights into the artistic process through the lens of a geologist.  


Currently on View

Jorge Pardo, Folly


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Wilhelmina's Grove, University of Houston

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Leo Villareal, Light Matrix (Houston)


Open Daily 9am–5pm

Tillman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine, University of Houston

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DUAL, Ave's Sonar


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Arts District (Exterior of the College of Technology building)

University of Houston

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María C. Gaztambide, Ph.D.
Executive Director and Chief Curator
Public Art of the University of Houston System |

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Established in 1969, Public Art of the University of Houston System (Public Art UHS) is the oldest, most significant and only collecting arts organization within the University of Houston System, the fourth-largest university system in Texas. Through robust programing, publications, research and collection, it serves diverse communities throughout greater Houston and Southeast Texas as well as stakeholders including more than 74,000 students and nearly 10,000 faculty and staff from four distinct universities:

University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, University of Houston-Clear Lake, and University of Houston-Victoria. Public Art UHS oversees the permanent collection of the four UH System universities, which is one of the most significant university-based art collections in the United States. Its programs and collection also span additional locations in Sugar Land (UH), Pearland (UHCL) and Katy (UH/UHV), making art available to millions of Texans.

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