UNT to dedicate public art piece, host open house for new art facility

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 12:53

What: CVAD Celebrates! – A dedication of the Art in Public Places sculpture “Shadow Garden” by artist Matthew Ritchie and an open house at the new Art Annex building

When: 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 (Saturday)

Where: UNT’s Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton

Media wanting to attend should contact Trista Moxley at Trista.Moxley@unt.edu or 940-369-7912.


The University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design will host a dedication of artist Matthew Ritchie’s Art in Public Places sculpture, which was installed on campus earlier this year. Ritchie is a New York-based artist known for his paintings and installations that draw from science, sociology, anthropology, mythology and the history of art. His 20-foot-tall, 7,000-pound sculpture “Shadow Garden” is located on the west side lawn of the UNT Art Building.

The event also will feature an open house of the new 25,242-square-foot Art Annex building, which is the new home of the Studio Arts ceramics program and 40 graduate-student studios — dedicated spaces to inspire creativity and exploration.

The open house also extends to the Art Building, with an exhibition of student work on all floors.

The full schedule can be found here.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

Media Contacts:

Trista Moxley