The Jung Center
Founded in 1958, The C G Jung Educational Center is a more than a museum or art gallery-this nonprofit educational institution is dedicated to offering diverse educational opportunities in the arts and humanities. The galleries and programs are always open to the public, and there are multiple educational and outreach programs for young people and adults alike. The gallery of the Center showcases rotating exhibits of works by established and emerging artists. Along with the traveling exhibits, the galleries present exhibitions drawn from the Center's permanent collection, including works by Peter Birkhauser.
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.