Art Complex Sculpture Garden

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1028 21st Street
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The Art Complex Sculpture Garden is located on the south side of campus, near the intersection of Sam Houston Avenue and 21st Street. A majority of the pieces are centered around the main lawn north of Building F and east of Building D. Other public art pieces can be found alongside the exterior of the other buildings within the grounds.

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Art Complex Sculpture Garden

This metal and tire piece sits on the grassy lawn north of Building F.


Art Complex Sculpture Garden

Tortoise-like creatures on the lawn north of Building F.


Art Complex Sculpture Garden

A life-sized graffito tag on the walkway between buildings D and F (or possibly where an exhausted art student was found).


Art Complex Sculpture Garden

A recent (as of 2011) piece near the northern edge of the art complex grounds.


Art Complex Sculpture Garden

One of two mosaic-covered benches outside the northern entrance of Building F; this one is to the west.


Art Complex Sculpture Garden

One of two mosaic-covered benches outside the northern entrance of Building F; this one is to the east.


Art Complex Sculpture Garden

A stretch of Escher-inspired mosaic pieces along the lower, northern wall of Building A.


Art Complex Sculpture Garden

This piece stretches north/south along the outer, lower wall of the handicap ramp outside the eastern entrance to Building D.


Art Complex Sculpture Garden

The mosaic mural picks up from the “Stay on the Path to Your Goals” piece (above) outside Building D, turns north-eastwardly, and ends at the northeast corner of the building.


Art Complex Sculpture Garden

Beside the northern entrance to Building D is the entrance to handicap ramp, where a wall has been decorated with these mosaics.


Art Complex Sculpture Garden

A grotesque-looking gargoyle-like creation that disperses water from the roof of Building D, located outside the north entrance of that building (facing Building C).


Art Complex Sculpture Garden

Miscellaneous art: the cement walkway between buildings C and D, a tombstone sticking out of the ground at the northern edge of Building D, and a free-standing metal piece at the southwestern corner of Building C (beside the property line of the art complex and whatever business faced Sam Houston Avenue that week).


Art Complex Sculpture Garden

Outside the covered work area at the southeast corner of Building C (in 2009).


Art Complex Sculpture Garden

The covered work area at the southeastern corner of Building C.


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An entryway at southwestern corner of Building C (and some tape on the wall to the left of the door, which we weren’t sure whether was art or not but we liked it how stuck around).


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The narrow walkway between buildings A and C gets a new look over the years.



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