Portrait by Ann Hamilton

Portrait by Ann Hamilton

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.

 

project highlights

 
 

landmarks

David Ellis, photo by Christina Murrey

David Ellis, photo by Christina Murrey

the collections

Classics lantern slide, photo by Mark Menjivar

Classics lantern slide, photo by Mark Menjivar

cac cincinnati

Interior stairs, Photo by Roland Halbe

Interior stairs, Photo by Roland Halbe