Blaffer Art Museum
Blaffer Art Museum, the Museum of The University of Houston, is located within the School of Art’s Fine Arts Building. Blaffer presents innovative, challenging exhibitions and programs that bring the university and the extended community into closer engagement with important cultural issues of our time. It is an invaluable resource for the study of art, art history, and other related disciplines.
Recent exhibitions include the first major U.S. museum exhibitions of work by Chantal Akerman, Urs Fischer, and Miguel Angel Rios; group shows A Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad, Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion, and One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now; and ambitious exhibitions of work by Jane and Louise Wilson, Jessica Stockholder, and Chuck Close. Blaffer Gallery is home to the School of Art’s Annual Student and Masters Thesis exhibitions.
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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell
Center for the Arts
The University of Houston is proud to be a leader in the field of interdisciplinary programming in the arts. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts promotes collaboration, experimentation, and innovation in the arts. The Center supports the creation and presentation of new works, sponsors visiting artist residencies, and offers courses, scholarships, lectures, and symposia, all in a creative alliance with the School of Art, Creative Writing Program, Moores School of Music, School of Theatre and Dance, and Blaffer Gallery.
The Mitchell Center has an ambitious yearly schedule of visits and presentations by world-renowned artists, performers and writers, from Philip Glass to Dick Hebdige. Glass, one of the world's most compelling and influential living composers, presented an evening of conversation, multi media performance, and selected works performed live at the piano. Dick Hebdige,recent Mitchell Center Visiting Scholar, is a cultural critic who was invited to the campus for a series of three multimedia lecture performances, including the riveting X Syndrome: Vertigo and Autobiography, an intensely "personal" narrative about an ascent into and out of madness. Hebdige has written on popular culture and music, the anthropology of consumption, media, art and critical theory. In addition to his presentations, Hebdidge met with School of Art students for discussion and critique.
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