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Art Car Museum

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Address: 140 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007-3729
Phone Number:
+1 713-861-5526
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The Art Car Museum is a private institution dedicated to contemporary art....

The Art Car Museum is a private institution dedicated to contemporary art. It is an exhibition forum for local, national, and international artists with an emphasis on art cars, other fine arts and artists that are rarely, if ever, acknowledged by other cultural institutions. The museum's goal is to encourage the public's awareness of the cultural, political, economic and personal dimensions of art.

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Current art exhibit is fabulous - through summer 2017

The Art Car parade is an annual event not to be missed! This museum is a tiny hint of the parade, showcasing a handful of the unique cars, though the video gives highlights. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Art Car parade is an annual event not to be missed! This museum is a tiny hint of the parade, showcasing a handful of the unique cars, though the video gives highlights. The great perk of this museum is the art. Right now (May - August 2017) is a deeply thoughtful presentation of young people's response to identity exploration... More 

Thank marbz2016
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They only had two Art Cars in this small museum, but they fill it with other local art. They also rotate the display every several months, so it's worth going back several times a year. Very friendly staff. Limited parking on sight, but nearby street parking a short walk away.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Art Car Museum has some original and interesting art, but it's not a great place to bring kids. The art is too easy for kids to access, and the kiddos are just dying to touch it all. They have all kinds of interesting pieces, and the art is super eclectic, which makes it interesting to look at. They have... More 

Thank msemmler
Murrieta, California
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565 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017

This museum is free. There are a few rooms with some local art displayed and a few art cars. There is a video that is very well done showing some artists explaining how they came to be art car enthusiasts. This is a great first stop before seeing all the art Houston has to offer.

Thank Alexandra T
Clayton, North Carolina
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

My wife and I went to the Art car museum and it was very neat! They had a few cars on display and a video of the art car parade. I never new how big car art was until I watched the video! The staff was very nice and very passionate about car art! Visit if you can! It is... More 

Thank Kenny S
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

I have lived here in Houston for nearly 30 years but never went to the Art Car parade. It was a fun experience. Lots of creativity. Also a lot of people. The food truck were a great idea but having to wait in long line and then not able to get a drink with your food was a bummer. The... More 

Thank MaryEllen L
Houston, Texas
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Really nice museum dedicated to the art car parade. There are usually 3 cars on display and exhibits rotate so it's always changing. Admission is free, donations accepted. Volunteers working at the museum are art car participants of the parade and can answer any question you might have about the event. Super nice folks! Kids welcome.

Thank SDDC11
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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Really great exhibition, pretty small but perfectly formed. The staff were very friendly and happy to impart their knowledge

Thank Imogen E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017

We had planned our whole 3 hour trip to come see this Museum, mostly because of the reviews & pictures of cars. One thing, none of the reviews addressed was that there were only 3 cars and the rest was art work. My son is a car enthusiast and we were looking for a day trip to take my grandson... More 

1 Thank Brynn H
Austin, Texas
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654 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017

You can now see many of the regulars of this classic houston event in this year round exhibit. You'll be amazed what people have done with old buckets of rust.

Thank Tony H

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