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FAQ Team Tours of "More Real Than Reality Itself" and "Right Here, Right Now: Houston"

Saturday, September 20 | 1 & 3PM

Learn more about the exhibitions with CAMH's FAQ Team. Each Saturday, you can join a free group tour of More Real Than Reality Itself and Right Here, Right Now: Houston at 1 and 3PM. The FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Team, are a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH's dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences. We invite you to join us and share your thoughts and questions about the artwork on view. It is our aim to guide a visitor's experience by cultivating critical thinking and prioritize their own view in the context of various perspectives.

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Gallery Walk-through: Carrie Marie Schneider: Incommensurate Mapping

Saturday, September 20 | 2PM

Artist Carrie Marie Schneider and Curator Dean Daderko lead a walk-through of the exhibition Carrie Marie Schneider: Incommensurate Mapping, featured in the Museum’s presentation of Right Here, Right Now: Houston. 

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Performance and Conversation: Nathaniel Donnett

Thursday, September 25 | 6:30PM

Artist Nathaniel Donnett will lead a collaborative sound and motion-based performance, further exploring the issues of trauma and mourning portrayed in his exhibition Nothing to See Hear. Performance collaborators include: Maurice Duhon, EQuality, Angela Olivia GuilloryChinelo IkejimbaThe Niyat, and DJ Flash Gordon Parks among others.

Following the performance, Donnett will join Houston-based arts writer and critic Garry Reece for a conversation about the exhibition and the recurring themes and issues found throughout Donnett’s art-making practice.

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Family Day featuring artist Travis Boyer

Saturday, October 11 | 12-3PM

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present Family Day in October featuring fibers based craft workshops, including an pom-pon activity led by New York based artist Travis Boyer. From 12-3PM, Boyer will teach participants how to create handmade pom-pons that can be used to decorate clothing, fabrics, and accessories as well as to use in their artworks. All supplies will be provided at the Pon-a-thon.

Admission is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome. 

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Lecture: Triple Candie

Saturday, October 11 | 3-4PM

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 primary purpose since late 2005 has been to explore the possibilities of exhibition-making as a truly alternative, critical practice. From 2001 to 2010, Triple Candie operated a series of galleries in Harlem. Since 2011, it has been guest-curating exhibitions for organizations in the United States and Europe. 

Admission is free and open to the public. 
Learn more about Triple Candie on their website.

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Book Signing: Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing

Thursday, October 16 | 5PM

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 Bones, 20 Years of Drawing." Admission is free and open to the public, but copies of the catalogue are limited.  

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Musiqa Loft Concert: Right Here, Right Now: Houston

Thursday, October 16 | 6:30PM

Join Musqia in the Brown Foundation Gallery for a special Musiqa Loft Concert held in conjunction with CAMH's current exhibition Right Here, Right Now: Houston. Musiqa extends the exhibition's focus on Houston-based artists to their ensemble with an all-star line-up of performances led by young Houston-based composers. 
 

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Artist Talk: Debra Barrera In Conversation with Bill Arning and Toby Kamps

Thursday, October 16 | 7:30PM

Artist Debra Barrera joins CAMH Director Bill Arning and  Toby Kamps, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection, for a discussion on themes and influences explored in her exhibition Avalon, curated by Arning.

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Skill Set: Batik Dyeing with Travis Boyer

Saturday, October 18 | 2-4PM

Join Brooklyn-based artist Travis Boyer as he leads a special Skill Set workshop on the art of Batik Dyeing. Participants will learn the fundamentals and preparations involved in dyeing fabric using the Batik method and create their own dyed fabrics to take home with them. Batik dyeing is a resist process where-in wax is applied to fabric to prevent dye from penetrating the cloth below. When the wax is lifted after the fabric is dyed, a pattern/design emerges in the negative space. 

While all materials will be provided, participants may bring fabrics from home to use during the workshop. General Admission is $25; $20 for CAMH Members. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information or if you have questions/concerns, email Daniel Atkinson, Manager of Education and Public Programs at datkinson@camh.org. 

Tickets are available via the Eventbrite ticket page here

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2014 Another Great Night In November

November 18, 2014 | 7PM

Celebrating 24 years this fall, Another Great Night in November is an evening full of stunning art, healthy competition, and Houston's most spectacular dames. This ladies-only soirée has been called "… the ultimate girls' night out" by CultureMap, and "... one of the season’s most elegant affairs..." by PaperCity. This year's Another Great Night is chaired by Blakely Griggs, Cecilia Harris and Jennifer Segal and is hosted by Susanne Pritchard in her gorgeous home. The evening will consist of an art history trivia game as the centerpiece where well-heeled women compete in teams for prizes provided by this year's retail sponsor Tenenbaum & Co. For more information or to purchase a table please contact Emily Crowe at agn@camh.org or at 713 284 8260.

Proceeds from the evening benefit CAMH’s exhibitions and education and outreach programs.

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On View

Right Here, Right Now: Houston

On View: August 23 – November 30, 2014

Now showing in the Brown Foundation Gallery

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More Real Than Reality Itself

On View: June 27 – September 21, 2014

Now showing in the Zilkha Gallery

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Art on the Lawn: Joseph Havel

On View: July 19, 2013 – April 30, 2015

Now showing in the Front Lawn

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