Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Located in Houston’s Museum District
5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006
Tel 713 284 8250 Fax 713 284 8275
Street parking is available for free. However, due to construction in the area, parking has become increasingly difficult. We suggest visitors consider public transportation, taxis, or ride sharing services as an alternative to driving.
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 lots are also available through the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, across the street from CAMH. Learn more about the locations and rates on their website here.
VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES
CAMH is wheelchair accessible. Exhibition labels are available in large print at the front desk.
SCHOOL AND GROUP TOURS
Schools and other groups may schedule a guided tour of any exhibition with trained members of our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Team, a group of artists and art historians who encourage visitors to creatively observe their surroundings and promote open-ended discussion.
Title 1 schools and groups representing under-served communities may be eligible for a free guided tour. 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 at least one week in advance with the Tour Programs Coordinator to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts.
Click here to request a tour, or contact Jessie Anderson, Tour Programs Coordinator, at (713) 284-8276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a member of the press, please contact Kent Michael Smith at 713 284 8255 or email@example.com.
AT THE MUSEUM
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 in English and Spanish 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 free of charge. See our calendar for upcoming Drop-In Experiences.
visiting houston's museum district
CAMH is one of 19 organizations that make up Houston's vibrant Museum District. Located within a 1.5 mile radius of the Mecom Fountain, Houston's Museum District includes not only CAMH but the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Menil Collection, the Houston Zoo, Lawndale Art Center, and many, many more. Spend the day in Houston's Museum District!
Houston Maps and transportation
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FIREARMS NOT 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. For more information about the Texas “open carry” law, please visit the City of Houston website: houstontx.gov/police/open_carry.
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.
Tuesday 10 AM – 7PM
Wednesday 10AM – 7PM
Thursday 10AM – 9PM
Friday 10AM – 7PM
Saturday 10AM – 6PM
Sunday 12PM – 6PM
The Museum is closed every Monday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Admission to the Museum is free due to the generosity of our donors.
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