UNT'S Art on Campus

Barret DeBusk ('82): Caged and Confused, 1976, I-beams, rebar, stone (Photo by Ahna Hubnik)More than 80 pieces of art are displayed on UNT's campus, including the works of 13 alumni. These pieces represent media such as sculpture, fiber, painting and drawing, and can be found outdoors and inside buildings on campus.

The university's art collection is complemented by collections held by the College of Visual Arts and Design, the University Union, the University Archives and Judge Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room, the library's Rare Book Room and the College of Music. UNT has made it a long-standing practice to commission, purchase and accept gifts of artwork. Two of the earliest known works include a mural painted in 1935 that depicts campus life and a cast marble sculpture created in 1940, titled The Student.

See the results of a recent photo scavenger hunt highlighting alumni artwork on campus such as the Diamondback Ruin Totem by Jesús Moroles ('78) in the lobby of the Office of the President; Caged and Confused, a sculpture by Barrett DeBusk ('82) on the lawn at the northwest corner of the Art Building (pictured above); and J.K.G. Silvey and animal sculptures by David C. Iles ('77 M.F.A.) around the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building. And share what your favorite artwork was when you were a student on campus by leaving a comment below


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