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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
12:00 - 18:00
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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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Currently being renovated but still interesting

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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank mikel12323
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was kind of boring to us since we do not know anything about art, people walking around just wondering if you are touching stuff, good experience even though we came out as we went in, knowing nothing about art lol.

Thank bryanmantezoni
Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing here was wonderful, but it was still worth a visit. We caught part of a young designers fashion show while we were there.

Thank abecedarius
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Went here with extended family while in Houston. Upstairs is super quiet, downstairs a little more fun (and the gift shop is down there). Art is not my thing, but went with them to see what it's all about. Felt bad for the curators, seems like they just walk around making sure we didn't touch anything (not sure that's what... More 

Thank Kewellbeans
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 

1 Thank Suziiiii
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 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.

1 Thank Mari M
Medellin, Colombia
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

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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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 

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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 

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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.

1 Thank rccampbelljr

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