Island of misfit toys

The University of Texas has scored 28 modern sculptures to strew about it’s Austin Campus as part of their new Landmarks public art program. The idea is that these works, on long-term loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will "create an art historical foundation upon which the university can build its own stunning collection." Promised pieces include works by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Louise Bourgeois, Deborah Butterfield, Anthony Caro, Jim Dine, Donald Lipski, Beverly Pepper, Antoine Pevsner, Tony Smith, and Ursula von Rydingsvard, the first seventeen of which will be unveiled on September 12 with a ceremony at 3pm in amphitheater 204 of the new AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. Valerie Fletcher, a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, will explain the historical significance of the sculptures beforehand. FREE.

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