Public Art on Campus

Public Art on Campus

Public art at Lamar University makes our campus a truly unique destination, even in the midst of a city known for its many museums. Tucked around corners and in buildings, LU's public art creates countless moments for spontaneous community building and conversation.

Art extends the intellectual life of our university beyond classrooms, libraries, and labs, and into the everyday spaces that shape our experiences. Students, staff, faculty, and visitors alike participate anew in the life of our public art each time they pass by—they find themselves passing slowly, compelled to stop and to think.

We encourage you to learn more about the works on campus and the artists who created them.

LU Public Art Committee

Works of art purchased for the Lamar University campus are made by the LU Public Art Committee.  The committe is made up of individuals who are knowledgeable about art from aesthetic, technical and art historical points of view. 

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Dishman Art Museum

Dishman Art Museum

Located on the campus of Lamar University, the Dishman Art Museum serves as a teaching facility and has had a positive effect on the quality of education at LU since its dedication in 1983.

The museum offers students an opportunity to experience diverse styles that reflect international trends as well as exhibit their own work.

Further, the museum is a showplace that contributes significantly to the cultural opportunities of the region.


Dishman Art Museum Exhibit - LectureDishman Exhibit Hall Dishman Art Museum -visitors admiring painting
Otho Plummer Administration Building

The Otho Plummer Administration building was designed by local architect and AIA Fellow, Llewellyn “Skeet” Pitts of Pitts, Mebane and Phelps. This iconic landmark was the capstone to the original master plan for the campus designed by Pitts in 1941. It was completed in 1959 and originally called the Lamar State College of Technology Administration Building.


For more information about Lamar's Public Art, please contact Kim Steinhagen at (409) 880-8419 or