I’m Andrée Bober, the founding director and curator of Landmarks. My work at The University of Texas at Austin gives me the opportunity to collaborate with some of my favorite artists. Together we present extraordinary public art that everyone gets to enjoy.
Providing open access to cultural resources is important to me. A few years ago I published a book that maps the special collections at UT Austin—some 170 million objects—to make
them known and broadly available. All eleven pounds of it can be downloaded for free.
Prior to my life at the university I worked at the CAC Cincinnati for five years to build a new museum with Zaha Hadid. I learned a lot as deputy and interim director and made some lasting friends along the way.
My job at the CAC followed my master’s in arts administration from Columbia. Before then I practiced painting conservation in Vienna and studied art history at UT. As an undergrad I met Jonathan Bober, a brilliant curator who turned out to be my soulmate and lifelong companion.
Above all, I believe everyone should have the opportunity to discover beauty and meaning in the world. My specialty is contemporary art but I find inspiration in all types of creativity, from old master drawings to industrial design. I also marvel at nature’s beauty and spend a lot of time admiring plants, minerals, and fungi, among other forms of life.
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Landmarks' Amistad América, The Austin Chronicle, January 26, 2018
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, The 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
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