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Contemporary Arts Museum

Neighbourhood: The Museum District
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Address: 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006-6598
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+1 713-284-8250
10:00 - 19:00
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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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Interesting Modern Art

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Mari M
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 too much on display, stuffed into this under-the-staircase corner. The director of this shop should... More 

Thank Suziiiii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Mari M
Medellin, Colombia
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107 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Panama City Beach, Florida
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163 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 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 as a page ripped out of a book. Isn't that someone else's art? Like the... More 

Thank gtaylor05
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 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 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 11 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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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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310 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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145 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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

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