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O'Kane Gallery Celebrates UHD's 40th Anniversary with Retrospective Exhibition

The O'Kane Gallery presents "University of Houston-Downtown in Retrospect," an exhibition celebrating the first 40 years of the University, its origins as South Texas Junior College, its evolution into a successful urban university. The exhibition is taking place until Feb. 5, 2015, with the opening reception held on Thursday, Jan. 29 from 12-1 p.m.

This year marks the University of Houston-Downtown's 40th year of service and achievement. The resultant artifacts of that milestone are arranged on the walls of the O'Kane Gallery this month. The exhibition represents a celebration of the evolution of UHD as a school and a campus, and honors the individuals whose contributions give the institution distinction.

Included in the exhibition are photographs documenting the school's origins in what was the Merchants and Manufacturer's or M&M Building, constructed in 1929, to its current manifestation.

The University of Houston-Downtown's growing reputation as a noteworthy center for education and research is possible because of the quality and perseverance of its faculty. Throughout the gallery are posted various achievements kindly submitted by faculty after an open call, to celebrate important or memorable career milestones.

The gallery is free and open to the public for viewing, Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery by email or at 713-221-8042.

MM Building University of Houston Downtown College, late 1970's.