Free Public Art Tour at UHD May 1
By Sheryl E. Taylor
On the first Wednesday of month, Public Art of the University of Houston System (UHS) hosts free Public Art Tours. On May 1, the tour will be conducted at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), hosted by Michael Guidry.
Guidry, curator of the Public Art of UHS, oversees programming, commissioning of new artworks and the maintenance of the collection at University of Houston, University of Houston Sugar Land, University of Houston–Downtown, University of Houston–Clear Lake and University of Houston–Victoria.
These tours alternate between University of Houston System institutions. Each iteration of the tour will vary featuring select artworks led by public art staff and guest tour guides. The walking tour commences with a brief welcome and introduction of the day’s tour. Participants are encouraged to wear walking shoes and bring water.
The one-hour tour is from noon to 1 p.m. at UHD’s O’Kane Gallery. RSVP for the free tour.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.