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Arts Events Calendar
University of Houston is home to five major arts programs. They are The Creative Writing Program, which is ranked second in the country among other programs like it. There is the Moores School of Music where instruments sing and voices soar. The School of Theatre & Dance covers the rest of the performing arts, from modern dance to the classic and beloved works of Shakespeare. The School of Art and the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston teach students to provoke, inspire, and express through works that are drawn, painted, sculpted and digitally designed. All these programs are featured in exhibits, performances, and publications for the public to enjoy.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts creates an alliance among the five units within the University of Houston’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences—the School of Art; Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston; the Creative Writing Program; the Moores School of Music; and the School of Theatre & Dance— to explore the intersections and connections between the fine and performing arts. For more information please call 713-743-5749 or visit www.mitchellcenterforarts.org.
Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, is located in the Fine Arts Building (Entrance 16, off Cullen Boulevard). Admission is free, and the museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday). For information on exhibitions and programs: 713-743-9530 or www.blaffergallery.org.
The Inprint Brown Reading Series is presented by Inprint, in association with the the UH Creative Writing Program, with funding provided by the Brown Foundation, Inc., Weatherford International, and the National Endowment for the Arts. All readings will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Alley Theatre (unless otherwise noted)—doors open at 6:45 p.m. A $5 donation is suggested (free admission for students and senior citizens), except for the April reading—$10 general admission. Tickets for all readings are available only at the door on the night of each reading. For more information or to request an Inprint Brown Reading Series brochure: 713-521-2026 or visit www.inprint-inc.org.
The Moores Opera House is located in the Rebecca and John J. Moores School of Music Building (Entrance 16, off Cullen Boulevard). Unless otherwise indicated, all music performances are held in the Moores Opera House, and tickets are available at the door. Free concerts are indicated. Persons with disabilities in need of special accommodations should call at least twenty-four hours before a performance. Concert, ticket, and Texas Music Festival information: 713-743-3313 or www.uh.edu/music.
Theatre & Dance
The Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre and the Jose Quintero Lab Theatre are located in the university’s Wortham Theatre Building (Entrance 16, off Cullen Boulevard), home of the UH School of Theatre & Dance. Ticket subscriptions and group rates are available. Tickets, reservations, and Children’s Theatre Festival information: 713-743-2929 or www.uh.edu/theatre.
To reach the University of Houston from I-45 southbound, take the Cullen exit. From I-45 northbound, take the Elgin/Cullen/Lockwood exit. Use UH Entrance 16 off Cullen to reach the Rebecca and John J. Moores School of Music Building, which houses the Moores Opera House; the Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre; and the Fine Arts Building, which houses the Dudley Recital Hall, the Organ Recital Hall, and Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. See maps to UH.