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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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 educational programs, the Museum reaches out to local, regional, national, and international audiences of various ages. CAMH is a nonprofit organization that relies on a variety of funding sources, including individual, government, and corporate, for its activities.

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  • You will always see something new and unusual! Lots of the best contemporary art and installations. It's FREE all the time! 
  • Especially love the museum shop, clever buyer with great flair. Worth going just for the shop. Many multimedia presentations, wide range of art genres. 
  • A fantastic museum with great, something strange, exhibits. The Museum focuses on local artists, some of them obscure. There are two spaces: upstairs and downstairs, and the downstairs gallery often f...  read more »
  • I am a HUGE fan of art museums, and contemporary art is one of my favorites, so I was excited to see that this museum was on the list for the Houston City Pass. Getting to the museum is a relatively pain in the rear process, but once I got there I was really looking forward to a nice afternoon viewing all of the contemporary art. What I found was a small, and underwhelming collection of art. It took me less than two hours to complete the entire museum, and in my opinion is wasn't worth the trip. The cafe food was lifeless and way overpriced. Do yourself a favor, choose something else in your City Pass to enjoy, and ONLY do this one if you have some spare time.
  • Y'know, I pay to be a member of the MFAH, and the Contemporary Arts Museum is always free, but I think I might sneakingly like the CAM better. I never know what I'm going to get when I visit - I have only once or twice visited intentionally for a specific exhibition - but I don't ever feel like my time is wasted. Some of the things I think about for years afterward. And, in addition to the exhibition space, they have one of the best little museum shops ever, crammed in under the stairs. No, you can't waste your time if you visit the CAM - there'll be SOMETHING to enjoy, and odds are it will be everything.
  • It is a free (donation) museum. It is smaller so you can dart in if you only have a short time to spend. The shows vary a lot. Have seen wonderful things and things that made me scratch my head. But that's a good thing. Contemporary art is often made to make you think or unsettle you in some way.
  • Free admission and based on donations. Located diagonally across MFAH Current artwork this summer 2016 is Mark Flood and Flow by Jae Ko. I personally liked Flow.
  • An honor to those who involved themselves in arts. Everything surround us are art, we almost forget. These artists try their best to bring them alive, nevertheless they might bury themselves in this utilitarianism society. So, set our demanding mind aside, open our heart to these arts and feel them.
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