Art in Public Places

The practice of commissioning, purchasing and accepting gifts of art works has a rich history on the campus of the University of North Texas. UNT’s Denton campus currently displays more than 80 works of art in various media ranging from an 1890s Impressionist painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir to a site-specific installation by Daniel Bozhkov that includes a sustainable garden and rainwater catchment system. In 2009, UNT initiated its Art in Public Places Program, including the UNT Art Path and the UNT Artist Registry.

As a public institution of higher learning, UNT nurtures performance and research in art and promotes an appreciation for creative expression. New buildings, renovations, and donations all provide opportunities to create iconic spaces and integrate works of art into campus life. The selection of artworks that are diverse in content, genre, and media is an outward manifestation of the value UNT places on the diversity of its constituents.

UNT Art Path

The UNT Art Path is a guided walking tour that features artworks in public places, celebrating UNT Art Collections. The tour includes a map and descriptions of 36 contemporary, historical, modern, and iconic artworks, leading you to memorable spaces at UNT, both indoors and outdoors. Tour brochures are available at the CVAD Dean’s Office, Union Information Center, UNT on the Square, Alumni Center at Gateway, and by mail upon request. Private docent-guided tours are available by request.

UNT Artist Registry

We invite artists and designers to create a free online profile in the UNT Artist Registry. The Registry is used to select artists for commissions and purchases of artworks through the UNT Percent for Art Program. Artists are able to create a profile and upload CV, statement, and images of works as well as indicate specific projects for which you wish to be considered. Full instructions are available along with the online profile form by clicking the link above. Information about current and upcoming projects can be found at the UNT Art in Public Places Blog.

Contact: Tracee W. Robertson