Contemporary Art and Guns! Katy Plans for New Museum

Andy Warhol, Guns, 1981-1982. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Founding Collection. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc.

Andy Warhol, Guns, 1981-1982. Acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh Founding Collection. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc.

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.”

Courtesy Ana Roman

Courtesy Ana Roman

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!”

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5 responses to “Contemporary Art and Guns! Katy Plans for New Museum”

  1. Hope it does better than that bogus Forbidden Gardens fake-assed terra cotta solider museum they built and tore down. Katy is dying for some real culture, and replicas don’t cut it. The guns will do fine, no doubt.

  2. But is it close to the Bass Pro Shop?

  3. Finally! A museum to suit both me and my stepfather!

  4. First, a Whole Foods, and now a CAM? Move over Woodlands, Katy’s takin’ over!

  5. I’d rather they had kept the lumber yard

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