Artworks by Renowned Artist Sol LeWitt Come to Austin
On March 21, Landmarks will host an opening celebration for two works by artist Sol LeWitt new to The University of Texas campus. The day will feature a free public lecture about LeWitt, and a special lunch event offering guided tours of the artwork.
Landmarks has added two new Sol LeWitt artworks to the public art collection of The University of Texas. The monumental pieces are located at the Bill & Melinda Gates Computer Science Complex and Dell Computer Science Hall.
At the Speedway entrance to the complex, the concrete block structure Circle with Towers provides the community with an opportunity to interact with world-class art. Inside the building Wall Drawing #520 depicts brightly-colored floating cubes on three walls leading to the auditorium of the complex.
Sol LeWitt is recognized as a pioneer of minimal and conceptual art. His pieces are found in noteworthy museums worldwide, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and the Tate Modern, London.
Landmarks is the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin. Its curated collection contains more than 30 modern and contemporary works. The collection and its supporting programs enhance the university’s position as a leading education and research institution and provide a source of civic pride and welfare.
Learn more about LeWitt and his works in the Landmarks collection at a lecture given by Veronica Roberts, former director of research for the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Catalogue Raisonné and curator of modern and contemporary art at The Blanton Museum of Art. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Public Lecture by Veronica Roberts
March 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Ground floor auditorium of the complex
Landmarks has also also arranged for local food truck The Peached Tortilla to provide its award-winning menu at reasonable prices during a special lunch event offering guided tours of the LeWitt pieces.
Lunch With Landmarks
12:00-2:00 pm, Thursday, March 21 2013
Speedway entrance to the complex, just south of 24th Street
For those who can't make it to the event, a biography of Sol Lewitt and discussions of Circle with Towers and Wall Drawing #520 are available on the Landmarks website.