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 BAMSA events.
Interns are ambassadors who represent the museum in the university community and beyond as they achieve educational goals. Interns study and contribute to the scholarly enterprise and outreach initiatives of the museum’s education and curatorial departments. University of Houston student pursuing a MA in Art History may be eligible for the Blaffer Art Museum Fellowship in Contemporary Art History.
The docent experience provides University of Houston students and arts professionals with valuable teaching experience. Docents give dynamic, interactive tours of current Blaffer Art Museum exhibitions to college students and K-12 school groups as well as to community groups of adults and kids. Students serving as museum docents may be eligible for The Minette and Jerome Robinson Scholarship.
Make a 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.
Please contact the education department (713)743-9526, for details on the above.