Who We Are
As the university’s public art program, Landmarks enriches the lives of students and visitors by presenting art that is broadly accessible and free to all. More than forty works of modern and contemporary art are on view throughout campus, by some of the most admired and promising artist of our time. The collection not only enhances the beauty of the landscape, but also supports scholarship and learning by demonstrating significant art historical trends from the past seven decades.
Landmarks projects are viewed by thousands of people every day. For many, the collection provides the first opportunity to engage with great works of art.
What We’re Fundraising For
As the public art program at The University of Texas at Austin, Landmarks provides free access to 43 works of modern and contemporary art to everyone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That access offers great benefits for all who engage with the collection.
For students of all majors, regular interaction with public art increases creative and critical thinking skills and develops empathy and cultural awareness. It even fosters greater preparedness and competitiveness in the job market as employers want independent thinkers and problem solvers.
While major construction projects pay for the art at UT, Landmarks needs your help to maintain and conserve the collection, train student volunteers, and provide outreach and educational programs.
To comply with social distancing practices, we’ve made changes to improve online learning resources and digital visits. Our Collections page provides access to online resources including children's activity guides, artist videos, and more.Please visit our homepage for updates on continued programming. We hope to see you soon!
Gifts at any level impact all students across UT. Here are a few examples of your gifts in action:
- $1,000 – Applies anti-graffiti coating to one sculpture
- $500 – Removes discoloration on Sol LeWitt’s Circle with Towers
- $250 – Hires a professional conservator to hold a workshop for student volunteers
- $100 – Pays for the annual Landmarks Dog Walk
- $50 – Pays for a daily guide during the sunset light sequence in James Turrell’s The Color Inside
- $25 – Provides one set of tools and materials for one conservation student volunteer
- $10 – Provides Landmarks maps for a class tour