Blaffer Art Museum

GHCVB Member
(713) 743-9530
4173 Elgin Street | Houston, TX 77004
Hobby Airport/Third Ward

Blaffer Art Museum, the University of Houston's laboratory for the visual arts and contemporary culture, provides a top-of-the line exhibition space for the emerging and underrepresented artists.

Since its opening in 1973, the museum has presented over 250 exhibitions focusing on art of the past 100 years and its artistic, cultural, and intellectual antecedents. The annual schedule may also include major traveling exhibitions that have a particular relevance to Houston audiences, mid-sized retrospectives of national and international artists, exhibitions of regional artists, thematic surveys which place artists' work into new contexts, and special projects by local artists.

The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and offers free parking reserved for Blaffer visitors in the parking lot directly across from the museum, which is located at 4173 Elgin Street. Admission is always free, and free docent tours are available for groups of 10 or more.

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau - Member

Museums and Attractions
Venues
General
  • Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Free
  • Free Wireless
  • ADA Accessible
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • Advance Notice Required for Groups
  • Cancellation Policy for Groups
General
  • ADA Accessible
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until October 1, 2016
    4173 Elgin Street | Houston, TX 77004
    This exhibition, Matthew Ronay’s first major museum presentation in the United States, surveys a recent body of meticulously hand-crafted...
  • Recurring weekly on Friday until September 30, 2016
    4173 Elgin Street | Houston, TX 77004
    Get more out of Blaffer Art Museum’s acclaimed exhibitions by joining our friendly professional docents on a Two O’Clock Tour any Friday...
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until March 18, 2017
    4173 Elgin Street | Houston, TX 77004
    Analia Saban takes a forensic approach to media and their embedded traditions. Surveying art history as if it were a ‘murder scene,’ she...
  • September 23, 2016
    4173 Elgin Street | Houston, TX 77004
    Analia Saban takes a forensic approach to media and their embedded traditions. Surveying art history as if it were a ‘murder scene,’ she...
  • October 21, 2016
    4173 Elgin Street | Houston, TX 77004
    Tracing ten years of practice through more than thirty works including paintings, silkscreens, sculptures, moving-images works, and...
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