Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education.

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Since 1985, the Houston and Harris County Public Library systems have collaborated with the MFAH to bring small museum exhibitions to library branches throughout the Houston area. Exhibitions documented in these files have included Native American ceramics, animals in ancient Mesoamerican art, photographs of contemporary African-American life, and works of art from colonial America. The MFAH Department of Education also participates in a wide range of community festivals and events throughout Houston. Since 1996, the MFAH and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department have collaborated to produce murals at five parks throughout the city. In addition, since 1988, the MFAH and Rice University School of Continuing Studies have cosponsored courses related to the museum's special exhibitions, or related to specific aspects of art history.

From the description of Department of education, outreach program files, 1985-2000. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166478564

The Department of Education records docent training as well as staff lectures, maintains copies of audio tours, and often also obtains copies of new media about the MFAH.

From the description of Department of education, audio visual files, 1988-2000. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166478586

The Correspondence Files document the work of the department under Celeste Adams (1979-1984), Robert Roman (1984-1986) and Beth Schneider (1986-2007).

From the description of Department of education, correspondence files, 1977, 1979-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166478587

Ruth Pershing Uhler served as MFAH's first Curator of Education, 1954-1979.

From the description of Department of education, Ruth Pershing Uhler subject files, 1954-1971. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166478582

The scheduling department is responsible for maintaining and managing schedules throughout the museum.

From the description of Department of education, scheduling files, 1979-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166478567

Ruth Pershing Uhler served as the first Curator of Education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1950?-1979). She was followed by Chairperson Celeste Adams (1979-1984), Director Robert Roman (1984-1986) and Director Beth Schneider (1986-2007). The department plans and implements educational offerings such as exhibitions, symposia, lectures, performances, family and school programs. It also runs programs for interns, including the Minority Internship Program (MINT) which was established in 1990, then expanded to all applicants while maintaining an emphasis on diversity in 1997.

From the description of Department of education, administrative files, 1980-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166478579

Bayou Bend, MFAH's American decorative arts museum, was donated by its owner, Ima Hogg, in 1957. It opened to the public in 1966. The first class of Bayou Bend Docent was selected in 1961. In June 1991, Bayou Bend closed for a two-year renovation. During the renovation, the Bayou Bend Museum of Americana at Tenneco kept a portion of the collection on public view.

From the description of Department of education, Bayou Bend files, 1982-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166478572

Ruth Pershing Uhler served as the first Curator of Education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1950?-1979). She was followed by Chairperson Celeste Adams (1979-1984), Director Robert Roman (1984-1986) and Director Beth Schneider (1986-2007). The department plans and implements educational offerings such as exhibitions, symposia, lectures, performances, family and school programs.

From the description of Department of education files, 1950-2000. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166478589

Family Days were established by the Department of Education in 1985 to encourage families with children to explore the art world together. In addition to Family Days, the department plans and implements a variety of other family programs such as Art Adventures, Storytime Sundays and Holiday Happenings.

From the description of Department of education, family program files, 1970-1999. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166478561

The Department of Education is responsible for producing printed materials to advertise MFAH programs and exhibitions and to enhance the educational experience of teachers, students and patrons.

From the description of Department of Education, Ephemera, 1966-2002. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166478584

Ruth Pershing Uhler served as the first Curator of Education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1950?-1979). She was followed by Chairperson Celeste Adams (1979-1984), Director Robert Roman (1984-1986) and Director Beth Schneider (1986-2007). The department plans and implements educational offerings such as exhibitions, symposia, lectures, performances, family and school programs.

From the description of Department of education, subject files, 1980-1999. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166478575

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creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education, outreach program files, 1985-2000. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education files, 1950-2000. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of Education, Ephemera, 1966-2002. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education, family program files, 1970-1999. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education, correspondence files, 1977, 1979-1998. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education, subject files, 1980-1999. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education, scheduling files, 1979-1991. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education, Ruth Pershing Uhler subject files, 1954-1971. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education, audio visual files, 1988-2000. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education, administrative files, 1980-1998. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Department of Education. Department of education, Bayou Bend files, 1982-1998. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Art, African
Art, American
Art, Indonesian
Baseball
Cinco de Mayo (Mexican holiday)
Comic books, strips, etc.
Cubism
Fashion
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Kwanzaa
Mythology
Olmec art
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