When can I visit CAMH?
The Museum is closed every Monday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Where is CAMH located?
CAMH is located in the heart of the Houston Museum District at the northwest corner of the intersection of Bissonnet Street and Montrose Boulevard at 5216 Montrose Boulevard.
Where can I park when visiting CAMH?
Parking for CAMH is available via parallel parking on Bayard Lane, along Montrose Blvd., and in the surrounding areas. Since parking can be a challenge in this area, we suggest you consider taking public transportation, taxi, or a ride share to the Museum in order to avoid parking frustration. You may also use Houston's bicycle sharing program, Bcycle, which has a station across from the Museum District MetroRail station. Learn more about the program here. Paid parking garages are also available through the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, across the street from CAMH. Visit their website for locations and rates.
Can i use public transit to get to camh?
The MetroRail is conveniently located within walking distance of CAMH. You can find a schedule here. You can also look for a nearby bus route here.
How much is admission?
Admission to CAMH is ALWAYS FREE!
Does CAMH have a retail store?
CAMH does have a Museum Shop, which offers a selection of books, periodicals, and exhibition catalogues related to contemporary art, as well as a variety of gifts, including artist and designer-made jewelry and educational toys and games for children. Museum Shop hours are the same as those for CAMH.
Does the Museum have a café?
There is no café at CAMH; however, because of our convenient location in the Museum District, there are a number of restaurants in proximity to the Museum.
Am I permitted to take pictures or video?
Still photography for personal use is permitted, unless otherwise specified, provided no flash or tripod is used. Videotaping is not permitted. No photographs or videotapes may be reproduced, distributed, or sold without permission from CAMH. To view our photography policy, click here.
What’s going on today at the Museum?
Check CAMH’s calendar to learn more about what is going on at the Museum today as well as to see a list of current exhibitions.
How can I find out information about the CAMH exhibitions once I am at the Museum?
Exhibition handouts are available for each exhibition at the front desk. Handouts contain information about upcoming programs and events held in conjunction with the exhibition.
Art Guides are designed for children of all ages, and provide opportunities for exploration, discovery, and conversation about the art on view. The guides are available for free at the Museum front desk. Also available as resources for your discussion are our Family Review and Teacher's Guide for each exhibition, where you will find information about the artists, key questions, and specific curriculum connections.
Drop-In Experiences featuring guided in-gallery discussions and pop-up activities are led by our FAQ Team every Saturday from 1–4PM. The FAQ Team is a group of artists and art historians who study each exhibition in order to discuss the work and assist with contextualizing CAMH's dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences. No appointment is necessary, and tours are available free of charge. See upcoming Drop-In Experiences on our calendar.
Is all the art family-friendly at CAMH?
Because contemporary art often deals with powerful issues, adults may wish to view the art with or in advance of younger viewers. For a Family Review of the current exhibitions, click here.
How can I become a CAMH member?
Click here to learn about our different levels of membership and how to apply!
How can I donate to CAMH?
There are many ways to get involved with CAMH. Click the Join&Give link in order to read more about donating to CAMH. CAMH’s annual form 990 is available at www.guidestar.org. The IRS allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings. To see this listing, click here. CAMH's EIN # is 74-1093771.
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can i visit or tour the museum with a group?
Schools and other groups may schedule a guided tour of any exhibition with trained members of our FAQ Team. Title 1 schools and groups representing under-served communities may be eligible for a free guided tour, and groups smaller than 40 participants may also request a hands-on workshop. Reservations for guided tours must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
Self-guided groups of more than 10 visitors must also make a reservation with the Tour Programs Coordinator at least one week in advance to ensure that there are no scheduling conflicts
Click here to request a tour, or contact Jessie Anderson, Tour Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 284-8276.
Does CAMH rent its facilities for events?
Unfortunately, CAMH does not have rental space. All of our galleries are dedicated to exhibitions and programming. We do consider requests from donors at the $5,000 and above level. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
What is the history of CAMH?
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is a non-collecting institution dedicated to presenting the best and most exciting in international, national and regional art. Through dynamic exhibitions accompanied by scholarly publications and accessible educational programs, the Museum reaches out to local, regional, national and international audiences of all ages. To find out more, click here.
Who are we?
Click here for a list of CAMH Staff and the Board of Trustees.
Who designed CAMH’s building?
CAMH’s iconic steel parallelogram building was designed by architect Gunnar Birkerts and opened on October 31, 1972.
Where else can I learn about CAMH?
You can find CAMH in any of these places!
How can I contact CAMH with any questions?
For general questions about CAMH, call 713 284 8250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a member of the press, please contact Kent Michael Smith, email@example.com or 713-284-8255.
Do you accept unsolicited artist submissions?
CAMH welcomes submissions from artists for review, but asks that prior to submitting your work you consider our mission and programming in order to determine whether your submission is appropriate to our Museum. The best means to determine the appropriateness of your submission would be to visit the Museum and tour our changing exhibitions. If this is not possible, please explore our website and browse our current and past exhibitions. To view our complete art submission policy and guidelines, please click here.
ARE FIREARMS PERMITTED?
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is firearms-free. Firearms, including without limitation handguns, shotguns, and rifles (whether concealed or openly carried) are prohibited on the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston premises. See sections 30.06 and 30.07 for more information in English and Spanish. For more information about the Texas “open carry” law, please visit the City of Houston website: houstontx.gov/police/open_carry.
WHAT IS YOUR PHOTO AND VIDEO POLICY?
Photos and/or videos taken at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) and associated events may be published in print or posted online for download, in online photo albums, on photo/video sharing sites such as Flickr and YouTube, and on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, etc. Photos and videos may also be made available on CD, DVD, Flash Memory devices, or through email.
By visiting CAMH and/or attending an event, photos and videos of you at the event may be published in any or all of the above mentioned media and devices at the sole discretion of CAMH. By your attendance at the Museum, you are consenting to photographs being taken and shared through the above-listed platforms unless you expressly revoke your consent by contacting the front desk to receive a sticker that will alert CAMH staff to not take your photograph.
Please note that the CAMH staff members are instructed to ask permission from parents or guardians before taking photos of individual children. If a parent or guardian declines to have their child photographed, the Museum staff member has been instructed to refrain from photographing the family. If a staff member refuses to comply with your request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.