Multi-Visit Programs

Discovery Through Art

At Discovery Through Art, students use the works of art at the Museum as inspiration for making art. These Museum visits combine learning experiences in the galleries with art-making workshops at the Glassell Junior School. Students study works of art through discussion, looking activities, writing, and hands-on art materials before they create original works of art in the studio.

Led by MFAH and Glassell teaching artists, Discovery Through Art programs are held Wednesday through Friday, 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This program offers a rich artistic experience through interaction with MFAH collections and hands on activities. Each visit builds upon the last to increase knowledge and skills in the arts.

Program Goals
Discovery Through Art emphasizes learning through direct observation of the Museum’s collection and art-making workshops. The program:

  • Combines discussions in the galleries with hands-on studio activities
  • Provides enriching opportunities to process, apply, and respond to ideas formed in relation to the art seen in the galleries
  • Offers a creative environment in which students are exposed to different artistic processes and media
  • Accommodates students with a variety of artistic experiences
  • Develops skills in viewing and creating art
  • Extends and enriches students’ museum and classroom experiences

Discovery Through Art has a $25 per studio cost. Each studio holds a maximum of 22 students. If your group is larger than 22 students, your booking requires multiple studio spaces.

Booking a Visit
To register for Discovery Through Art, contact the program manager at or 713.639.7835. Space is limited. Please make requests at least three weeks in advance.

Program Options
Programs can be tailored for a single visit or up to 5 consecutive visits. Each comprises a Museum visit and hands-on activity. Project material choices include clay, painting, sculpture, and multimedia; indicate your preference when securing your reservation.

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