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.
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