The Public Art Program at the Texas Tech University System was initiated by the Board of Regents in 1998 to enrich the campus environments and extend the educational mission at all of its universities. Through the program, public artworks are funded using one percent of the estimated total cost of each major capital project. Since then, over 150 items created by some of today’s leading artists have been added to the TTU System’s multiple campuses. Contact Emily Wilkinson, Executive Director of Public Art, to inquire about touring the public art, presentations about the collection, brochures, and additional information.
The Public Art collection ranges from antiquities to modern and contemporary art, with artworks created by American and International artists. The collection is thoughtfully curated by a panel of faculty, staff, community members, and artists. Almost all pieces are site-specific commissions, selected to reflect the spirit of the building where the piece is located. The collection is firmly rooted in culture of all campuses in the Texas Tech University System and new important works are added regularly, both through original commissions and donations. The Texas Tech University System Public Art Program operates out of Texas Tech University System Facilities Planning & Construction.