FAQ Team Tours
Saturday, July 2 | 1 & 3PM
Learn more about the exhibitions with CAMH's FAQ Team. Each Saturday, you can take a free tour of Mark Flood: Gratest Hits and Jae Ko's Zilkha Gallery exhibition, flow 流, 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.
Open Studio: Activities inspired by flow 流
Saturday, July 2 | 2-4PM
Join us for CAMH's first Open Studio event in a series of "first Saturdays" programs. At this month's Open Studio event, we'll play with paper and make your own pop-up card inspired by the installation flow 流 by artist Jae Ko.
Book Signing + Screening + Discussion: Art Fair Fever
Thursday, July 21| 6-9PM
Mark Flood will sign copies of his exhibition catalogue Mark Flood: Gratest Hits, hot off the presses! At 6:30pm, view the film Art Fair Fever, Mark Flood’s critical and satirical look at the contemporary art world and how art is viewed as a commodity in our culture. The film showcases many artworks that Flood created for the film. Following the screening, Bill Arning, organizing curator and Director of CAMH, will discuss the film and art fair politics with Stephanie Mitchell, Executive Director of Lawndale Art Center.
20HERTZ: A World of Our Own: Mydolls and the Houston Punk Scene
Thursday, July 28 | 6:30-8PM
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present a live interview between lauded Texas-based band Mydolls, Dan Workman (SugarHill Studios), and Nancy Agin D. (MA Arts Leadership, U of H Candidate). For their presentation, A World of Our Own: Mydolls and the Houston Punk Scene, Mydolls will discuss their nearly four-decade-long career recording, touring, and producing records; their DIY Ethos and cultural impact; and their role as community leaders working to empower women of all ages. Following their discussion, Mydolls will perform a live concert in the Museum gallery.
Museum Experience Day
Saturday, July 30 | 11AM-3PM
Cool off at CAMH by experiencing our site-specific installations including flow 流 by artist Jae Ko and Mark Flood: Gratest Hits. Venture through the museum on a participatory scavenger hunt, make a button to show the world how much you love CAMH, and swing by our #camhiscoolest photo booth. Our friends from Froeschl’s Ice Cream and Boombox Tacos will be joining us – come hungry!
Open Studio: Activities inspired by Mark Flood: Gratest Hits
Saturday, August 6| 2-4PM
In Mark Flood’s exhibition Gratest Hits, visitors will discover a large collection of ephemera featuring Lindsay Lohan In a massive hinged wall created with paintings, several feature the faces of celebrities that have been distorted and altered. You are invited to remix pop culture and create your own CELEBRITY COLLAGE in our monthly OPEN STUDIO. Cut, alter, mix and mangle your favorite and not-so-favorite stars casting them in a new light.
Lecture: Thinking Inside the Box with Curator Josh Fischer
Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 6:30PM
Curator Josh Fischer will discuss the various ways installation artists approach the white cube gallery space, often using inexpensive, discarded materials. Drawing from historical examples, his work at Rice Gallery, and CAMH's exhibition flow 流 by Jae Ko, Fischer will talk about the creative ingenuity behind these spatial/material transformations and the unique qualities of these artist-created environments.
Opening Reception: Right Here, Right Now: Houston, Volume 2
Friday, August 19 | 6:30-9PM
Celebrate the opening reception of CAMH's three-part exhibition featuring solo presentations by Houston-based artists Amy Blakemore, Thedra Cullar-Ledford, and Susie Rosmarin. Free admission; cash bar.
In Conversation: Artist Thedra Cullar-Ledford with Bill Arning
Saturday, August 20 | 2PM
Houston-based artist Thedra Cullar-Ledford and CAMH Director Bill Arning will discuss the exhibition Lady Part Follies, one part of CAMH's three part exhibition series, Right Here, Right Now: Houston, Volume 2. For their conversation, Arning and Cullar-Ledford will discuss the artist's art-making process, personal history, and how life and art can intertwine and transform into political expression.
Open Studio: Activities inspired by the art of Thedra Cullar-Ledford
Saturday, September 3 | 2-4 PM
Join us at CAMH's all-ages welcome Saturday program, Open Studio, where this month you'll sketch your heart out in a strange doll still-life drawing session in homage to the work of artist Thedra Cullar-Ledford. Admission is free and open to the public.
Educator's Open House
Thursday, September 8 | 4-6PM
Get the scoop on the goings-on at CAMH at our 2016 Educator Open House event this September. CAMH invites educators of all stripes to drop-in and meet our dynamic Education Team, get a tour of our current exhibitions, learn more about our upcoming shows featuring world renowned contemporary artists, explore our tour and workshop options, and get details on all of the educational opportunities we can offer your school.
Lecture: Kurt Cuffey, Glaciologist
Saturday, September 10 | 2 PM
Movement, beauty, and change are characteristics of glaciers that inspire artists like Jae Ko. They're also themes that repeatedly emerge in the scientific study of glaciers. In this lecture, glaciologist Kurt Cuffey will give a personal accounting of how these themes recur in his studies of glaciers. In this context, he will discuss several major areas of ongoing scientific inquiry concerning the dynamics of glaciers, their effect on landscapes, and their relation to climate.
Concert: Musiqa presentes: Right Here, Right Now: Houston
Thursday, September 15 | 6:30PM
Musiqa presents a special concert present in collaboration with the exhibition Right Here, Right Now: Houston, Volume 2 in the Brown Foundation Gallery.
This concert is free and open to the public; seating is limited.
Screening: River of Fundament directed by Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler (USA, 2014, 319 min.)
Friday, September 16–Sunday, September 18, 2016 | Times Vary
Special Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Brown Auditorium
In collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler, Matthew Barney combines traditional modes of narrative cinema with filmed elements of performance, sculpture, and opera inspired by Norman Mailer’s 1983 novel Ancient Evenings, a hypersexual story of Egyptian gods and the seven stages of reincarnation, alongside the rise and fall of the American car industry. The film’s central scene is an abstraction of Mailer’s wake, set in a replica of the late author’s apartment in Brooklyn Heights and featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Paul Giamatti, Elaine Stritch, Ellen Burstyn, Joan La Barbara, Deborah Harry, Jonas Mekas, and more. Alluring and intense, this epic, multidimensional experience is a sprawling allegory of death and rebirth within the contemporary American landscape.
In Conversation: Artist Amy Blakemore with Dean Daderko
Saturday, September 17 | 2 PM
Join artist Amy Blakemore and curator Dean Daderko for a conversation on her solo presentation, People, Cars & Buildings, Sculptures, Flowers, and Junk, featured in the Right Here, Right Now: Houston, Volume 2 round of exhibitions. Admission is free; seating is limited.
Open Studio: Activities inspired by the work of Susie Rosmarin
Saturday, October 1 | 2-4PM
Join CAMH's FAQ Team this Fall and make your own op-art tote bag by screen printing various lines and grids inspired by the work of artist Susie Rosmarin. Admission is free and open to the public.
In Conversation: Artist Susie Rosmarin with Senior Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver
Thursday, October 27 | 6:30PM
Join Susie Rosmarin and exhibition curator Valerie Cassel Oliver for a discussion on Rosmarin's decades-long career making art, her relationship to materials and process, and the development of the work featured in the exhibition Lines and Grids: The Lost Decade and Beyond. Admission is free; seating is limited.
Open Studio: Activities inspired by the work of Amy Blakemore
Saturday, November 5 | 2-4PM
Explore Photo-inspired fun with our friends at FotoFest’s Literacy Through Photography Program inspired by the photographic work of artist Amy Blakemore.