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Organization Name
Blaffer Gallery- Art Museum of the University of Houston

The Art Museum of the University of Houston
120 Fine Arts Building
Houston, TX 77204-4018 

Organization Description
Operating on the cutting edge of contemporary culture, Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, is Houston's premier venue for open and ongoing engagement with the ever changing nature of the art of today, the recent past, and the near future. As a contemporary art museum, Blaffer Gallery embraces experimentation and creative acts of daring originality and vision, and promotes a spirit of investigation and discovery in the field of visual art and culture. Blaffer's ambitious program includes six to eight exhibitions and publications a year, many premiering at the museum before traveling the world. Combining strong local ties with a global outlook, Blaffer exhibitions feature regional, national, and international contemporary art, presenting artists of diverse backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities with a special focus on work by emerging or under-recognized artists.

Internship Dates
Applications accepted for each spring/summer/fall semester. The application deadline is the first day of the respective semester for the UH Main Campus (for fall 2009, the deadline is extended to August 31st), and the duration of the internship will extend through the last class day.

Description of Internship

The program offers real world experience in all aspects of nonprofit arts including: curatorial, education, public relations, development, and administration. In each of these fields, students will receive hands-on experience in the field where they can, among many other tasks, conduct art-based research, design promotional/press materials, help implement educational programming, and assist in the cultivation and retention of donors and board members. The program strives to make the experience as rewarding as possible for the students by limiting the time spent on menial office tasks, developing close relationships with staff, and participation in a specially designed mentorship program.

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Application Process

Contact Name and Number
Katy Lopez, Ph.D.
Assistant Curator of Education
Tel: 713.743.9971
Fax: 713.743.9525

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