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Contemporary Arts Museum

5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006-6598
+1 713-284-8250
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Currently being renovated but still interesting

Museum is just across the street from the Fine Arts Museum and worth a quick visit. Only the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
Only if you are into or understand art

This place was kind of boring to us since we do not know anything about art, people walking around... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
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5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006-6598
The Museum District
+1 713-284-8250
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Museum is just across the street from the Fine Arts Museum and worth a quick visit. Only the basement level was open due to preparation for a new show but the downstairs was worth a quick visit.

Thank mikel12323
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This place was kind of boring to us since we do not know anything about art, people walking around just wondering if you are touching stuff, good experience even though we came out as we went in, knowing nothing about art lol.

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Nothing here was wonderful, but it was still worth a visit. We caught part of a young designers fashion show while we were there.

Thank abecedarius
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Went here with extended family while in Houston. Upstairs is super quiet, downstairs a little more fun (and the gift shop is down there). Art is not my thing, but went with them to see what it's all about. Felt bad for the curators, seems...More

Thank Kewellbeans
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Good examples of current art, But the standout here is the terrific selection of unusual items in the downstairs shop. So many clever and/or attractive things I could have brought home had I a looser wallet and bigger suitcase! Household decor, jewelry, clothing -- almost...More

1  Thank Suziiiii
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

The Museum is small and all, but it contains fascinating modern work. It is just a few steps from MFA, and Admission is free. Take a moment to apresúrate contemporary art.

1  Thank Mari M
Reviewed January 12, 2017

The museum has free admision, which is great, but the exhibition is too small, we spend more time in the gift store than in the rooms

Thank Luchimejia
Reviewed November 16, 2016

This was free, but for a good reason. It was small and wasn't that great. I told my husband it's sad when I enjoy a gift shop more than an attraction. A lot of the art I wasn't even sure what it was about, such...More

Thank gtaylor05
Reviewed November 11, 2016

On the edge of the Houston Museum District is a interesting, very modern looking stainless steel clad, slightly out of place parallelogram shaped building designed by architect Gunnar Birkerts and opened in 1972. There are 2 good sized gallery spaces which provide ample space for...More

Thank Martin T
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a free hotel with thought provoking art. The gallery spans two stories, but i would have enjoyed more exhibitions. I enjoyed this museum and would definitely visit again. The museum store has alot of different trinkets to pick from.

1  Thank rccampbelljr
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