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Contemporary Arts Museum

Neighbourhood: The Museum District
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Address: 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006-6598
Phone Number: +1 713-284-8250
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 19:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 10:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is a non-collecting institution...

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 always fresh, always free.

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A Little Edgy Art In Houston

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 as a page ripped out of a book. Isn't that someone else's art? Like the... More 

Thank gtaylor05
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the eight to ten exhibitions that the museum holds during the year. The spaces are... More 

Thank Martin T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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.

Thank rccampbelljr
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

You will always see something new and unusual! Lots of the best contemporary art and installations. It's FREE all the time!

Thank Barbeegirl47
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Especially love the museum shop, clever buyer with great flair. Worth going just for the shop. Many multimedia presentations, wide range of art genres.

Thank gay e
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

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 features collective exhibits grouped under loose themes, often making for thought-provoking discoveries. The shop focuses on design items and used to be the best museum store in Houston (recently lost... More 

Thank Nicolas C
Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The museum was very interesting. It was thought provoking. The museum has two floors, the top has many different, and unique pieces of art and the bottom floor was my favorite. The staff was friendly and helpful. I would recommend for adults and maybe older kids? Some of the pieces are for older audiences. Definitely a unique collection.

Thank Aly M
Orange, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We had some extra time in Houston, and decided to pay CAM a visit. My understanding of Art, is that the artist intends to convey a feeling. The limited exhibits did do that. After viewing the exhibit on the first floor, my wife said it made her feel depressed. I felt the artist conveyed a sense of emptiness inside. On... More 

Thank wmjcameron
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Unfortunately the exhibitions in this museum are of mediocre quality. It's okay to go and have a look (I usually go to after I visit the MFAH next door which definitely has some great quality exhibits), however I never stay too long. After visiting MFAH, this place feels like very mediocre art, unfortunately. It is a big shame, I wish... More 

Thank Charlottecb
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Bizarre and jaw dropping, a wide variety of Mark Flood's brain is exposed. In addition to his newer massive works - I didn't expect that - there are items from shows around the world and sketches and poetry that go back to the era before Mark Flood, the John Peters and Perry Webb era. Maybe I'm SAYING TOO MUCH. There... More 

Thank Robert W

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