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Guide by Cell: Cell Phone Audio Tours

During your visit,  access the museum’s audio-tour program using your cell phone. Simply locate the works of art that feature the Guide by Cell logo, enter the guide number, and learn more about the art from artists, curators, and other experts. Guide by Cell is free; the only cost is the minutes used on your phone.

UIL A+ Art Resources

Are your students preparing for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) A+ Art competition? Visit the MFAH and study UIL-selected works of art in person. The UIL A+ Art Selections from the MFAH Collection guide leads you to these selections, giving you and your students the opportunity to engage with original works of art.

Stop by the Kinder Foundation Education Center, located on the lower level of the museum's Law Building, or visit to learn more. Download the UIL A+ Art Resources guide for a list of KFEC publications that include UIL-selected paintings at the MFAH. To book your tour, visit the Self-Guided Visits registration page.

What to See in an Hour

Let us help you create an unforgettable time of discovery.
Follow What to See in an Hour for a guide of a "Top 18" list of artworks.

Gallery Activity: Bag of Questions

Gallery Activity: Sketch It Out

Gallery Activity: Art Detective Tools

Educator Packets: ArtCards

The Education Department of the MFAH produces materials specially designed for classroom teachers. ArtCards explore works from the museum's art collections, through discussion questions and classroom ideas. 

Constantin Brancusi — Master of Abstract Sculpture

Coffin of Pedi-Osiris — Burial in Ancient Eqypt

Stuart Davis — American Modernist and Jazz Enthusiast

Janet Fish — Modern Still-LIfe Painter

For more ArtCards, click here.

Audio-Visual Resources (1 of 2)

The KFEC has hundreds of DVDs and audio recordiings available. 

In this audio clip, you can listen to art historian John Spike commenting
on the MFAH painting The Gust of Wind by Gustave Courbet. 

Courbet, The Gust of Wind, c. 1865 from George Ramirez on Vimeo.

Audio-Visual Resources (2 of 2)

In this audio clip, you can listen to art historian John Spike commenting
on the MFAH painting Sheerness as Seen from the Nore by J. M. W. Turner. 

J.M.W. Turner, Sheerness as Seen from the Nore, 1808 from George Ramirez on Vimeo.