As a part of the University of Houston campus, Blaffer Art Museum offers students from all disciplines an opportunity to study contemporary art and encourages undergraduates and graduate students to develop programs in collaboration with museum staff. There are multiple outlets for student participation, including:
BAMSA welcomes university students from all academic disciplines who share a passion for the arts and are interested in meeting like-minded peers. Officers lead the group, and members assist and participate in BSA events.
Interns are ambassadors who represent the museum in the university community and beyond. They are an integral part of the Blaffer team, contributing to the scholarly enterprise, outreach initiatives, and operations of the museum. Internships are offered in the following departments: administrative, curatorial, education, development and public relations/membership. See detailed summaries of intern responsibilities for different departments on the job descriptions page.
The docent experience provides University of Houston students, and occasionally arts professionals, with valuable teaching experience. Docents give dynamic, interactive tours of current Blaffer Art Museum exhibition(s) or the University’s public sculpture collection to students and K-12 school groups, as well as to community groups of adults and kids.
Make a free guided tours, given by a knowledgeable docent, a part of your course curriculum. Often particular exhibitions lend themselves to a topic you may cover in class—let us help you design a museum-related assignment. University of Houston faculty in the arts, humanities, philosophy, and education disciplines (among others) work with us in constructing tours.
Don’t have a class or group to tour with? Join us on one of our drop-in tours at 2 p.m. on Fridays between Oct. 9 and Dec. 18.