Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH
June 25, 2016 | 2–3:30 pm
Artist Skylar Fein will read a eulogy Larry Rivers wrote for Francis “Frank” O’Hara. Fein makes the case that just as Rivers’s work prefigured Pop Art, the eulogy itself foreshadows the response to AIDS a few years later.
February 27 - June 5, 2016
An exhibition of works by MPA that are inspired by the possibility of the human colonization of Mars. The show presents a new body of work commissioned by the museum and includes sculpture, light, photography, and performance.
April 30 - August 7, 2016
"Never has an exhibition enjoyed so many moments of extreme visual beauty, cheek by jowl with crude humor and aggressive, roughly rendered texts to create a visual roller coaster ride. Gratest Hits presents the deep wisdom and humor of three decades of work while ultimately revealing the true achievement of an artist who has produced many highly praised works and had an active career despite remaining barely visible at the museum level."
Maria Chavez introduces the audience to her career as a sound artist. Her work is influenced by change and improvisation, and she is currently a research...Read More
Pianist, composer, and bandleader Jason Moran will discuss Jennie C. Jones’ work and its relationship to music.
Historian David Getsy will discuss his recent book Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender.
Lisa E. Harris will discuss various dimensions of Power as it relates to Work and Time.
An exhibition of works by conceptual artist Jennie C. Jones. Drawing largely from music, Jones’ practice is based on the act of listening and translating sound...Read More
Museum director Bill Arning talks with sociologist and author Sarah Thornton about her new publication concerning “the behind-the-scenes practices of working contemporary artists from around the...Read More
An exhibition featuring work by twenty-two artists who have exhibited at the Galveston Artist Residency. The show is curated by Eric Schnell and includes work by Nick...Read More
Pete Gershon will read from his work-in-progress Pow Wow: Contemporary Artists in Houston 1972-1985. This project draws upon archives, magazine and newspaper accounts, and interviews to...Read More
A performance by Jeffrey Vallance in collaboration with Reverend Ethan Acres. For this event, Reverend Acres will “assume the character of a Lutheran Minister who has come to...Read More
An exhibition of fashion, accessories, furniture and industrial design by artists working in Texas. The works in the show vary greatly in style and in...Read More
An multi-media installation reflecting Houston through an ever-evolving, interactive assemblage of audiovisual impressions. The show is a collaboration of Houston filmmaker and community activist Carroll...Read More
A talk and book signing with artist, curator, and FotoFest Director Steven Evans, held in conjunction with the release of his publication The Number One...Read More
A reading by Richard Hell, the author of I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp, is held in conjunction with Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty.
A reading by legendary post-punk “lesbian culture hero” and New York-based poet Eileen Myles, held in conjunction with the exhibition Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty.
A group exhibition– the 9th biennial youth art exhibition organized by CAMH’s Teen Council–featuring work by 48 Houston-area teen artists in a variety of media...Read More
An exhibition surveying artist Marilyn Minter’s explorations of our culture’s deepest impulses, compulsions, and fantasies, as well as the complex and contradictory ideas of the...Read More
Free all-ages museum activities include a participatory collaborative drawing project with Sumi Ink Club and a 2pm participatory performance led by Hope Stone Dance Company...Read More
Musiqa presents a free, intimate gallery concert at the CAMH featuring the world premiere by Musiqa composer intern Charles Halka, a work for percussion with...Read More
Part of a multi-venue retrospective of work the Houston-born artist Mel Chin, the CAMH presents 19 of Chin’s discrete works made between the early 1970s...Read More
Now based in Houston, Jazz vibraphonist Damon Choice was a longtime collaborator with the incomparable musician, composer, and bandleader Sun Ra. Choice will discuss Ra’s...Read More
Pushing at our definitions of “performance,” Double Life features a video and performance by Paris-based choreographer Jérôme Bel, a sculptural environment by South Korean artist...Read More
Regina N. Bradley will explore how the work of Atlanta hip hop duo OutKast grounds what she theorizes as the hip hop South and how...Read More
Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock returns to CAMH for a special book signing event in celebration of the release of his latest major catalogue, “Skin and...Read More
Founded in 2001, Triple Candie is a research-oriented, independent curatorial agency–run by two art historians–that produces exhibitions about art but largely devoid of it. Its...Read More
The first solo museum show for Houston musician and visual artist, Robert Hodge. Though his practice has expanded to include site-specific sculpture and hip hop...Read More
The first of “an occasional and ongoing series through which the museum will investigate localized artistic practices.” (Read: we’ll do shows of local artists from...Read More
An evening of experimental literature! Christian Bok is the author of Eunoia, a series of stories written using only one vowel in each chapter. Majorie...Read More
New video works Andrea Geyer, Camille Henrot, Laure Prouvost, and A. L. Steiner. The lineup is a who’s who of recently lauded video artists (who...Read More
The first in depth examination of Hancock’s extensive body of drawings, collages, and works on paper, featuring more than seventy works of art as well...Read More
A presentation in which the artist will discuss his musical upbringing and the influences that continue to shape his career. Following, Fat Tony will perform...Read More
A FotoFest 2014 exhibition featuring a selection of photographs by fifteen artists. Through varying scenes that portray subtle signs of existence to depictions of barren...Read More
This exhibition focuses on three video-based installation works: Xilitla: Dismantled 1; Bulto: Fragments; and Elevator. Working in cinematic installations Smith took an ethnographic approach to...Read More