Andrée Bober is a curator and arts administrator who works with some of the most admired artists of our time. In 2008, she founded Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin. By initiating a long-term loan with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she brought twenty-eight modern and contemporary sculptures to Austin's campus, including pieces by Louise Bourgeois, Tony Smith, and Ursula von Rydingsvard. Bober created Landmarks Video in 2010, an ongoing series of video art. She has since acquired and commissioned more than a dozen major works by artists such as Marc Quinn, Nancy Rubins, and James Turrell.

Prior to Austin, Bober led the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati through the successful completion of its Zaha Hadid-designed facility, 

Portrait by Ann Hamilton, 2014

Portrait by Ann Hamilton, 2014

which was described by The New York Times as "the most important American building to be completed since the end of the cold war." As deputy and then interim director, she curated

the exhibitions Susan Unterberg: A Retrospective (2004) and SPRAWL (2002).

Bober studied art history and museology at The University of Texas at Austin, practiced painting conservation in Vienna, Austria, and earned a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Columbia University, Teacher’s College in New York. She has led curatorial and administrative projects for the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and the Bard Graduate Center for the Study of Decorative Arts.

Her recent publications include The Collections: The University of Texas at Austin (2016) and Landmarks (2015). She lives with her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

project highlights

Michael Ray Charles

Michael Ray Charles

Mark di Suvero

Mark di Suvero

David Ellis

David Ellis

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt

Casey Reas

Casey Reas

Ben Rubin

Ben Rubin

Nancy Rubins

Nancy Rubins

James Turrell

James Turrell

selected press

 

UT at Austin Launches Free Digital Edition of "The Collections," Fine Books & Collections, June 9, 2017
Curating on Campus: A Dialogue, Public Art Dialogue, May 19, 2017
A Human Touch: Ann Hamilton's Portraits at UT Austin, Art in America, February 10, 2017
ONEEVERYONE, Graphic Arts-Princeton University, January 2017
UT's Public Art Program Debuts an Ambitious New Project, Austin Chronicle, January 27, 2017
Public art program of The University of Texas acquires works by Marc Quinn and Ann Hamilton, artdaily.org, July 11, 2016
The Most Important Book in Texas this Year, Glasstire, June 2, 2016
The Collections, Alcalde, January 4, 2016
Nancy Rubins Talks About Her Massive New Monochrome Sculpture in Austin, artnet news, July 29, 2015
Street Art: Outdoor Public Sculpture for the UT Campus, aether magazine, April 2015
Building Landmarks, Alcalde, January 15, 2015
Lines, Numbers, and Colors, Texas Architect, November/December 2013
James Turrell: The Color Inside, Glasstire, October 29, 2013
Love Affair Between One Artist and Texas, The New York Times, October 26, 2013
Inner Intensity: James Turrell’s new Austin Skyspace, Houston Chronicle, October 25, 2013
If You Build It on Public University Campuses, 1 Percent Must Be Public Art, The New York Times, October 24, 2013
James Turrell's Public Art Installation Transforms the Austin Sky, Culture Map, October 23, 2013
And that's the way it is, UT News, April 17, 2012
Marking the Land, Texas Architect, March/April 2012
Inauguration of Sol LeWitt Fund for Artists Work to support public art in New York City's Madison Square Park, Art&Education, March 18, 2011
Works of Art, Alcalde, January/February 2011
Landmarks Commissions Artist David Ellis, UT News, January 20, 2010
Interview: Andrée Bober, Landmarks Public Art Program, …might be good, fall 2008
Modern and Contemporary Sculptures Bring Creative Energy to Campus, UTNews, September 2008
Metropolitan Museum of Art Loans Sculptures to The University of Texas at Austin for Public Art Project, artdaily.org, August 6, 2008
Collection Sharing: Gary Tinterow Does It Right, CultureGrrl, August 5, 2008
Texas Sculpture Loan, The New York Times, August 1, 2008
Susan Unterberg: A Retrospective, Contemporary Arts Center, November 2004
Some Museums Own Fine Art, Others Use the Fine Art of Borrowing, The New York Times, March 31, 2004
Contemporary Arts Center Appoints Andrée H. Bober, artdaily.org, September 24, 2003
SPRAWL has fun with found objects, Cincinnati Enquirer, May 5, 2002

landmarks

David Ellis, photo by Christina Murrey

David Ellis, photo by Christina Murrey

turrell skyspace

James Turrell, photo by Paul Bardadjy

James Turrell, photo by Paul Bardadjy

Classics lantern slide, photo by Mark Menjivar

Classics lantern slide, photo by Mark Menjivar