KFEC Publications & Gallery Resources
A Wreath, A Tree, And Me: Poetry and Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Ideal for both parents and elementary-level educators, A Wreath, A Tree, and Me inspires children and students to learn about world art. The colorful pages of poetry and art can be enjoyed in the classroom, on-site in the Museum galleries, and at home.
A View, A Clue, and You: Poetry and American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Well suited both for individual use and the classroom, A View, A Clue, and You highlights 24 works of art from the MFAH collections. Each work is accompanied by a poem filled with rich vocabulary and engaging content, introducing children to a variety of media and styles in American art through visual exploration and interaction.
Looking at Art: An Art History Survey at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Localize art history and learn about works of art in the MFAH collections. Looking at Art provides a brief history of some of the Museum's major collections, plus helpful strategies for writing about art. This book is an ideal resource for college students and adults to use on-site in the galleries.
Online Exhibitions: Google Art Project
Audio, video, and text highlight works from the MFAH and the National Museum of Korea in two interactive exhibitions accessible through the Google Art Project.
Korean Art Past and Present
Discover connections between traditional and contemporary Korean Art.
• View the online exhibition
Uses of Art
Explore the history of Korean ceramics and stoneware.
• View the online exhibition
Tradition and Innovation in Korean Art
This compilation of essays offers a broader understanding of the historical context of Korean artworks, exploring such topics as Buddhist sculpture, arts of the Goryeo period (918–1392), and illustrated royal documents of the Joseon period (1392–1910). Accompanying audio guides, recorded by the authors, explore key artworks in more detail.
Available for free download as an e-book. Download via iTunes, or choose from other file types to download via Dropbox:
• ePub for Kindle
• .mobi for Nook
“Learning Through Art” Online Curriculum
The Learning Through Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston online curriculum is an exciting way to connect your classroom to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Discover how the MFAH collections of world art can be used to teach language arts, social studies, math, science and art to K-12 students.
Explore the LTA/MFAH online curriculum
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 mfah.org/KFEC to learn more. Download the UIL A+ Art Resources guide for a list of KFEC publications that include UIL-selected paintings at the MFAH. Book your self-guided school tour online.
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.
Educator Packets: ArtCards
The Museum 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
The KFEC has hundreds of DVDs and audio recordings available.
- Art historian John Spike comments on The Gust of Wind by Gustave Courbet.
- Art historian John Spike comments on Sheerness as Seen from the Nore by J. M. W. Turner.