Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

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Texas Design Now

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

August 22 - November 29, 2015

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 their functionality within the home. This show is co-organized by Chris Goins and Garrett Hunter.

Whispering Bayou

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

July 31 - November 1, 2015

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 Parrott Blue, French composer and multimedia artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière, and New York composer and computer interactive artist George Lewis, along with a number of local contributors.


Homespun: Houston Stories

A story-telling panel discussion on the vernacular of Houston with humorist Nancy Ford, architectural gadabout Stephen Fox, graffiti chronicler Alex “PRIMO” Luster, roving food critic […]

The Spectacular of Vernacular

26 artists who utilize craft, incorporate folklore, and revel in roadside kitsch in an era of virtual neighborhoods and fast-paced Internet communication, organized by the […]

CAMH Summer Video Jam #1

Aurora Picture Show and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston co-present a monthly gathering where local artists show recent film/video works, discuss and answer questions from […]

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), […]

Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom

The CAMH and MIT List Visual Arts Center present the first museum survey of the work of media artist Stan VanDerBeek. The exhibition is a […]

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 174: Re: Generation

The CAMH and its Teen Council present Perspectives 174: Re: Generation curated by Houston artist Robert A. Pruitt. The exhibition centers on, as Teen Council […]

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 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 […]

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