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One Main Building, 3rd Floor


Untitled, Joe Mancuso

Untitled, Joe Mancuso

Untitled, Joe Mancuso

Untitled, Joe Mancuso

Passage, Carter Ernst and Paul Kittleson 

Passage, Carter Ernst and Paul Kittleson
Collection of the University of Houston

Commissioned by the University of Houston-Downtown
through the Percent for Art Program

Stainless steel, neon and tile

Passage is a sculptural environment inspired by the rich history of this location. An elogated neon-lit canoe, a mural mosaic featuring the site's timeline, a paddlewheel kiosk and the rail-like features of the bridge are all connections to its past.

The confluence of White Oak and Buffalo Bayous created a natural portage for commerce and transport long ago; the merging of the water gave rise to the flow of modern progress. From the first inhabitants traveling by canoe to the barges and paddlewheels of early Houston, the Bayou has churned with activity. The water were witness to the inpirations and imaginations that transformed these banks many times over, passing from one generation to the next.

(off North deck of 3rd floor)

Prayer Meeting, John Scott 

Prayer Meeting, John Scott

(off South deck of 3rd floor)



Last updated 11/28/2017 7:23 AM