Nestled in the Fine Arts Building, Blaffer is a contemporary art museum dedicated to fostering the careers and understanding of emerging, mid-career, and underrepresented artists and bodies of work through exhibitions, publications, and public programs.
Blaffer's myriad educational programs include public lectures, artist's talks, docent tours, audio guides, and youth programs such as Studio Saturday, Summer Arts, and our award-winning Young Artist Apprenticeship Program. Each semester, the Blaffer Student Association hosts a free party in the Fine Arts Courtyard. The event features complimentary food, drinks, museum tours, and activities with prizes awarded.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Sundays, Mondays, University of Houston holidays, and during exhibition installations (visit the website or call to confirm). All exhibitions and related programs are free and open to the public. The museum is ADA compliant.
To stay informed of museum exhibitions and events, find Blaffer on Facebook (facebook.com/blaffer) or on Twitter (@BlafferMuseum)
Cullen Performance Hall is a 1,544 seat proscenium theater located near Entrance 1. The hall routinely handles a wide variety of events sponsored by departments and organizations at the University of Houston in addition to contemporary music concerts, opera, modern dance, and theatrical performances put on by groups in and outside the Houston area.
The School of Theatre and Dance offers a subscription series of five plays each year. Works by classical and modern dramatists, as well as new musical collaborators, are seen by theatre fans in full productions or "gypsy run-throughs."
For those who wish to perform, there are opportunities in all areas. Instrumentalists may perform in bands, jazz ensembles, and orchestra. Singers have a choice of choral ensembles, opera, or musical theatre.
For beginning students in music, courses in class voice and class piano are offered, and for those who have an interest in theatre, a beginning acting class is a popular introduction to the stage. For audition information or to make further inquiries about classes, contact one of the offices listed above