Public Art along Buffalo Bayou


On View Now

Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales

On view through April 23, 2021 in the Fondren Foundation Meadow (Allen Parkway at Gillette Street)

Explore the larger-than-life shapes of Estructuras Monumentales, an exhibition of outdoor sculptures by the 105-year-old artist Carmen Herrera (b. 1915, Havana, Cuba).  

Estructuras Monumentales is co-presented with New York’s Public Art Fund. Leadership support for Estructuras Monumentales in Houston provided by Erika and John Toussaint. Benefactor support provided by Farrell Family Foundation and Susan and Leonard Feinstein, with additional funding from an Anonymous Donor, Tony Bechara, Leslie and Brad Bucher, and Lisson Gallery. Buffalo Bayou Partnership is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

Photo credit:
Carmen Herrera, Untitled Estructura (Red), 1962/2018, Acrylic and aluminum, 96 x 128 3/8 x 45 7/8 in.
Pavanne, 1967/2017, Acrylic and aluminum, 108 x 108 x 72 in.
© Carmen Herrera; Courtesy Lisson Gallery, On view as part of Carmen Herrera: Estructuras Monumentales, presented by Public Art Fund at City Hall Park, New York City, July 11, 2019 – November 8, 2019
Photo: Nicholas Knight, Courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY


Permanent Art


Past Projects

Buffalo Bayou Partnership is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance


Deeper Dive with BBP: Public Art

BBP’s VP of External Affairs, Karen Farber, and Board Member and Public Art and Programming Committee Co-Chair Judy Nyquist walk you through the impactful, engaging, and thoughtful temporary and permanent public art along the 10-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou from Shepherd Drive to the Port of Houston Turning Basin.


Confluence: An Artful Evening

Originally created for and presented at the 2011 Buffalo Bayou Partnership Gala