Harris County, Texas is a vibrant and diverse area that is home to a wide range of public art installations. From luminous sculptures to large-scale architectural installations, these works of art represent the history and culture of the county and are accessible to its many communities. Let's take a look at some of the most notable artworks in Harris County. The Tilman J.
Fertitta Family Medical School is home to a permanent luminous sculpture by the American artist Leo Villareal. This artwork was commissioned by Public Art UHS with the mission to collect and display art that is representative and accessible. It celebrates Houston's history and culture, while also engaging its many communities. Wilhelmina's Grove features a temporary large-scale architectural installation by the Cuban-American artist and sculptor based in Mexico Jorge Pardo.
The University of Houston also has an artwork that invites viewers to explore the complexities and challenges of mental well-being. This serene figure (a local adolescent) was selected from among her colleagues through a competition created in collaboration with the UHD, and a committee of art experts from Houston chose the work of art. It was made possible by the momentum and generous support of the Downtown Houston Management District and Harris County District 1.Alexander Deussen Park offers visitors a work of functional public art designed and created by Texan artist David Adickes, known for his enormous works of concrete art. The El Franco Lee statue, sculpted by artist Chas Fagan, is the centerpiece of the El Franco Lee Service Plaza, which surrounds the Harris County Jury Assembly building at 1201 Congress Street.
The Paley Stairway sculptures, completed in 1987 by American artist Albert Paley, line the escalator that leads to the entrance of the Wortham Theater Center, a performing arts center in downtown Houston. Hermann Park is home to an enormous key cast in bronze that represents the Greek goddess of fate, Atropos. Chief Jimoh Buraimoh, a Nigerian painter and artist, installed this artwork as part of Commissioner Ellis' efforts to disseminate public works of art throughout Harris County. It was made possible by the momentum and generous support of the Houston Central Management District, TotalEnergies, and Harris County District One.
The Lady of Justice is portrayed with her eyes covered, wielding the scales of justice and a sword at the Harris County District Attorney's office in downtown Houston. This work serves as a reminder that justice should be served impartially to all.