Andree Bober is the director of Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, which has partnered with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to bring 28 modern and contemporary sculptures to the main campus. The long-term loan includes sculptures by Tony Smith, Louise Bourgeois, Ursula von Rydingsvard and many others. Bober also started Landmarks Video, an ongoing series that presents the most highly regarded and influential works of video art from the past five decades. She is building the university?s public art collection with commissions and acquisitions of works by Mark di Suvero, James Turrell, Monika Bravo, David Ellis and Sol LeWitt.
Prior to Landmarks, Bober served as deputy and interim director of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. She led the institution through the successful completion of its Zaha Hadid-designed facility, for which the architect won the Pritzker Architecture Prize. In addition to managing the administration and artistic program, Bober curated exhibitions including Susan Unterberg: A Retrospective.
Bober studied art history and museology at The University of Texas at Austin, painting conservation in Vienna, Austria, and earned a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Columbia University, Teacher?s College in New York. She has led curatorial and administrative projects for institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and the Bard Graduate Center for the Study of Decorative Arts.
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