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)—the second largest university in Houston—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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 50,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College). In 2018, UHD grew its First Time in College student population by 11 percent and transfer students by 14 percent.
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston. It also is ranked among 15 U.S. universities with lowest net price to students (according to the U.S. Department of Education). The University is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.