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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

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We were in Houston for FotoFest, and an exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Museum was included. The... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
thevirtualpilgrim
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Meh!

Not to my taste, but what do you expect for free! There are two ‘galleries’ for rotating exhibits... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2017
Reagan10
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Conroe, Texas
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The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is a non-collecting institution dedicated to presenting the best and most exciting international, national, and regional art. Through dynamic exhibitions accompanied by scholarly publications and accessible...more
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5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006-6598
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

I had been told that this museum is "small." Well, that is true, but it has so much to offer. For one, it is right by the Museum of Fine Arts, right across the street. It also has a very interesting collection considering the limited...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Lots of modern art and installations. It’s free!!! Lots of other museums close by as well. Make a day of it and enjoy all of them.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

We were in Houston for FotoFest, and an exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Museum was included. The space is interesting, vertically vast on the ground floor, and not always conducive for exhibiting traditional, framed works. They have some great shows, though!

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Always free and well done. Small and intimate with great exhibits. This is truely my favorite museum in Houston. Easy to access and with a great gift shop.. make the time to see the work, usually two exhibits on two floors.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Max time here 30-45 minutes. Latest contemporary art, the stuff you may not understand or ask is this art? You never know what will be here. Free, donation optional. Worth a trip if you are already parked and close by and in the mood for...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Not to my taste, but what do you expect for free! There are two ‘galleries’ for rotating exhibits. The Mark Knowles exhibit was upstairs. And, there was a small exhibit downstairs that literally consisted of a set of large handcuffs on one wall, and a...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

Didn't expect the museum to be as good as it was. Nice selection of art for viewing. Some obscure artists as well as more well known artists available.

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

The building is unique itself to see from the outside. The upstairs gallery was the only part open but it was a beautiful exhibit to see by the artist Annabeth Rosen. The gallery is well kept & monitored. Pictures are allowed in side, just no...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston was my favourite place we visited on our 'cultural' day out in Houston. The Paul Ramírez Jonas exhibition was so interesting and commentary surrounding each of the pieces was perfect - it really made me think. Cannot believe that all...More

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CAMHouston, Public Relations Manager at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Thank you for visiting! We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable experience. We hope to see you back at CAMH sometime soon!

Reviewed April 19, 2017

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.

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