The Jung Center
The Jung Center is dedicated to the arts and a leading component of the Houston Museum District.
Backstory and Context
The Jung Center supports the belief that expressive arts and movement classes can facilitate physical and psychological healing, and help to build a stronger community. The Center offers a variety of exhibitions and programs that seek to promote personal growth and well being, with a focus on the following areas: Psychology and Life; Expressive Arts; Body, Mind and Spirit; Continuing Education; Graduate Education; and scholarships.
Outreach programs from The Jung Center include the
expressive arts after-school programs at The Nehemiah center. The SHAPE
Community Center (Self-Help for African People through Education) strives to
improve the lives of people of African descent ( that is, all people) through
programs and activities that emphasize unity, self-determination, collective
work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.
Historically, the Center has constantly sought programs to integrate the appreciation and the value of arts in ways that are not always considered for such attention. From children whose lives have been dislocated by family violence, to children served by neighborhood centers and the Texas Children’s Hospital, even serving those with substance abuse or motor skills challenges, the Jung Center strives to provide support for the betterment of the human condition across all boundaries.