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Art Car Museum

Neighbourhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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Address: 140 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007-3729
Phone Number: +1 713-861-5526
11:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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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Small but fun

This is a nice little museum five cars and many pieces of art on the walls. Video of the Art Car Parade. Can't beat the price, free.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Laurel F
Belvidere, Illinois
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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This eccentric museum is a small, yet adorable museum tucked away in the Heights area of Houston contains rotating exhibits of various art cars. There is no entrance fee. The Houston Art Car parade takes place every April, so you'll be able to see most of the other art cars that have been on display

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Belvidere, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a nice little museum five cars and many pieces of art on the walls. Video of the Art Car Parade. Can't beat the price, free.

Thank Laurel F
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A small rotating collection of fantastic art cars draws me back to the Art Car Museum on a regular basis. But unexpected art exhibits that change out every 3 months with a variety of themes are what bring back the crowds. Each new show has a social opening with food and wine and plenty of artists to hobnob with. The... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We went there just for time pass, we were expecting more vintage cars there but instead get 2-3 cars with amazing art on it. 2 people run this and entry is free here, they just promote artists who live their dreams. They have these small documentaries of various cars they have along with artists who have done some mind blowing... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Houston is home to the country's first Art Car Parade (which is hosted by the Orange Show) and home to one of the country's only art car museums. How do I know all this? Thanks to research I did while writing my children's book about an art car. The museum is a cool place to see "outside the box" artwork.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

My friend and I are local to Houston and were looking for something to do on a Saturday morning. I was naming various museums and this one came to mind. She was game and we were at the museum the minute it opened up. The museum is about the size of a medium size house, so it took us about... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Seeing an Art Car in Houston is such a treat - I just wish the museum had more of them on display so you can really get an idea of how creative and crazy they can be!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed this place. Don't expect a huge exhibition or to spend a long time inside. It's a small place with cars exhibited at a time as well as art pieces from local artists. The cars change, so I have heard it can be totally different the next time you go. It's free, but they accept donations. We have... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A small but fun museum with changing exhibitions that include 2 and 3 dimensional artwork and, usually, an artcar. An art car is one that has been completely decorated with a theme or modified to resemble something else. We once saw a small car that had been turned into a giant high heel shoe. Another was a car covered in... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Not to far out of town. Free. They have four cars on display. Wish they had a few more. Also had art exhibit which I liked. A movie shows some interviews with the car designers. OK

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