One of the many things to enjoy at the fair was the large variety of art scattered throughout the 92 acre site. There were well over 100 art pieces located on the fair grounds for visitors to enjoy, there was a 36 page book titled “sculpture, murals, and fountains at Hemisfair ’68” that give a brief description of 116 of the items on the fair site.
Click on any of the links on the left to read more about the art at HemisFair ’68
There is a hand full of art pieces are still on the fair site today including:
“The Confluence of Civilizations” mural by Juan O’Gorman, located above the two-story glass front facade of the performing arts theater.
“The Confluence of Civilizations” mural by Carlos Merida, located in the two-story stair lobby in the convention center facing the river lagoon.
“St. Anthony” a 7’ bronze statue by Leopoldo De Almeida, located on the riverwalk near the Marriott Riverwalk hotel.
“Standing Figure” a 5’ bronze by James Strombotne, located in HemisFair park.
“Migration” a fountain by Trinity University professor Bill Bristow, during the fair the fountain included water & bird sculptures, located in the U.S. Pavilion complex. At one point the birds were removed and the fountain was drained and now is a lush flower bed.