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galleria post oak cityscape

The Galleria Post Oak Cityscape, Steven Besselman
Collection University of Houston
Gift of M.T. Sandoval, Houston

wortham theater center 

The Wortham Theater Center, Steven Besselman
Collection University of Houston
Gift of M.T. Sandoval, Houston

The Wortham Theater, built in 1987, is located at 550 Prairie Avenue and was designed by Morris*Aubrey Architects. It was built to house the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet. Built entirely with private donations on municpal property, when completed, it was turned over to the City of Houston.

allen center 

Allen Center, Steven Besselman
Collection University of Houston
Gift of M.T. Sandoval, Houston

The Allen Center was named after the founders of the City of Houston, Augustus C. and John Kirby Allen. The complex is located at 500 Dallas Avenue and was begun by Dallas developer Trammell Crow. It is the only downtown office complex where streets have been closed to create a superblock. One Allen Center was built in 1972 by Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson. After Century Development Corporation took over Crow's interest in Allen Center, the architectural firm of Lloyd Jones Brewer & Associates designed Two (1977) and Three (1980) Allen Center and the Hotel Meridian (1980, now the Doubletree Hotel.) You can see the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the background with its round, rotating cocktail lounge on top and in the foreground the bronze sculpture Spirit of the Confederacy in Sam Houston Park.

downtown houston cityscape 

The Old Downtown Houston Cityscape, Steven Besselman
Collection University of Houston
Gift of M.T. Sandoval, Houston

american metropolis 

American Metropolis, Steven Besselman
Collection University of Houston
Gift of M.T. Sandoval, Houston

the middle ages 

The Middle Ages, Istvan Ban
Collection University of Houston
Gift of Judge Roy M. and Mary Frances Hofheinz, 1974

French Gobelin Style Wool tapestry

the exhibition 

The Exhibition, Derek Boshier
Collection University of Houston
Gift of the artist, 1984

Oil on canvas

This painting is based upon Boshier's own experience of viewing an exhibition of work by artist Dan Flavin. The naked figure represents that artist (us) as participants in this painting. Is the figure wearing a party hat or dunces cap?

Boshier came to Houston in the fall of 1980 with a one  year appointment to teach painting as a visiting artist in the University of Houston's Department of Art. He stayed for 13 years. During those Texas years the artist returned once again to painting. He explored through the paint medium many subjects including the Texas cowboy mythology, pop culture and modern life, and the relationships between art and politics.


energia de la terra

Energia de la Terra, Josep Grau-Garriga


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