There are plans in effect for a new double museum in downtown Katy, Texas: the Katy Contemporary Arts Museum (KCAM) and the Texas Gun Museum.
Local art enthusiast Ana Roman, chair of the Katy Culture and Arts Alliance, has recently signed a lease on what used to be the lumberyard in downtown Katy, and the international architecture firm Perkins+Will has already been hired to design the exterior and interior look for both museums. According to the article in the Community Impact Newspaper, though, Roman does not want to make drastic alterations to the exterior in order to preserve its historical look. Current plans are to open KCAM by December and, in 2014, to purchase the remainder of the structure and open the Texas Gun Museum to showcase “the creative side of firearms.”
KCAM will focus on art from the 1950s to the present, concentrating on regional art. The planned inaugural show will a celebratory exhibition called “ALL ABOUT KATY!”