The Katy Contemporary Arts Museum (KCAM) will open this Sunday, months ahead of its original planned date. The 60-year-old former lumber company building in downtown Katy will host a group photography exhibition entitled All About Katy.
Ann Roman, KCAM’s executive director and curator, was first shown the property in late January, signed the lease in May, renovated the building, and is now set for the September 8 grand opening. According to yourkatynews.com, KCAM has plans to offer schools of photography and film, and they have now signed a lease with Union Pacific for the land between the museum and the highway, the future home of the “Union Pacific Sculpture Garden.” Also, there are still plans for the creation of “The Texas Gun & Trophy Museum,” which will focus on the artistry of firearm design and taxidermy.
Considering the rate at which Roman got the KCAM up and running, expect to see all those projects to happen soon. In fact, Roman makes creating and running a museum seem like a breeze, telling the Katy Times, “It’s the easiest thing in the world to find good artists and do good shows.” She has hopes of creating a Katy museum district and takes great pride in Katy’s new museum. “We happen to be the very first town surrounding Houston to have an art museum,” Roman said. “Galveston has an art center—it’s not the same thing as a museum; I’m sorry, it isn’t.”
also by Paula Newton
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