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Summer Video Jam #1: Kelly Sears and BE Johnny

The first screening of the this Summer’s Video Jam Series features experimental filmmaker and animator Kelly Sears and BE Johnny (Bree Edwards and Johnny DeKam), […]

Answers to Questions: John Wood and Paul Harrison

Answers to Questions features single-channel videos, multipart video installations, sculptural objects, and works on paper and marks the first United States museum survey of work […]

Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens

Often incorporating the camera in his performance works, Owens blurs the boundaries between the documentation of his performance events and the creation of photographic artwork […]

Perspectives 172: Kirsten Pieroth

Berlin-based artist Kirsten Pieroth‘s project at the Contemporary Arts Museum investigates radio and telephone technology and the work of pioneering radio scientist Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937). […]

Dance with Camera

Dance with Camera features art works in film, video, and still photography that shows the ways dance has inspired visual artists to record bodies moving […]

Perspectives 171: Jennifer West

Perspectives 171: Jennifer West is the first solo museum exhibition for this Los Angeles-based artist and is curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver, CAMH curator. Working […]

Perspectives 170: Cruz Ortiz

San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz takes over the CAMH for his first museum exhibition with his alien alter ego- the Spaztek, a post-Chicano, post-punk antihero […]

Perspectives 169: Odili Donald Odita

Odili Donald Odita exhibits new paintings, works on Plexiglas and creates a site-specific exhibition based on the museum’s architecture and the "social environment of Houston" (we […]

Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool

Birth of Cool marks the first painting retrospective of Pennsylvania-born Barkley L. Hendricks. His dazzling, life-sized portraits of urban dwellers from the northeast are part of […]

Perspectives 168: Krachey, Mallios, and Schreiber

"Austin-based photographers Anna Krachey, Jessica Mallios, and Adam Schreiber are fascinated by the transformations that occur when the visible world passes through the camera’s lens. […]

Perspectives 167: Jason Villegas

Houston native Jason Villegas returns home in a big way, with an in-your-face installation complete with assemblage, wall murals, and soft sculptures, as well as […]

No Zoning: Artists Engage Houston

Houston’s zoning-free approach to land use makes us unique among other large American cities. It adds to the flavor of the city, but has also […]

Perspectives 166: Torsten Slama

CAMH presents the first solo museum exhibition of work by Berlin-based artist Torsten Slama. Perspectives 166 will feature a selection of approximately 35 large drawings, […]

Perspectives 165: Contents Under Pressure

"The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s Teen Council presents their sixth exhibition of work by Houston-area teens titled Perspectives 165: Contents Under Pressure. Tasked with openly […]

The Puppet Show

We’ve been looking forward to this ever since Wayne Dolcefino talked smack about a mysterious HAA-funded lesbian puppet show! The scope of this exhibit is […]

Cinema Remixed & Reloaded

Collaborating with The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970 examines the contributions […]

Perspectives 163: Every Sound You Can Imagine

Experimental music scores viewed as visual art… nice! Every Sound You Can Imagine includes examples by John Cage, Earle Brown, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Christian Marclay, Stephen […]

Sam Taylor-Wood

Sam Taylor-Wood may not be as well known as Damien Hirst, but she’s an important member of the YBAs nonetheless, (and her work is infinitely […]

The Old, Weird America

 As recommended in our 2008 Spring Preview, this should be an outstanding show. For The Old, Weird America, CAMH curator Toby Kamps has selected a […]

Perspectives 161: Tim Lee

Vancouver-based artist Tim Lee uses video, photography, and performance to "insert himself into cultural events and icons," casting himself as the lead in previously captured […]

Class Pictures: Photographs by Dawoud Bey

Dawoud Bey really gets around. With international exhibits under his belt and work in collections all over the country, the Aperture Foundation brings Bey’s large-scale […]

Design Life Now: National Design Triennial

The Triennial presents "experimental projects, emerging ideas, major buildings, new products and media that were at that the center of contemporary culture from 2003 to […]

Mary Heilmann: To Be Someone

This is the first retrospective of this NYC based painter and will include 75 works from 1972 to the present, along with earlier works examining […]

Perspectives 158: Kelly Nipper

LA based Nipper presents her first solo museum show, which features photographs, sculptures and video works. She is presenting a large-scale video projection called An […]

Perspectives 154: Robert Pruitt

Pruitt has been all over this last year from the TX prize show to the Whitney Biennial. Come check out what he has been up […]