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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.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.