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FAQ Team Tours

Saturday, September 5 | 1 & 3PM

Learn more about the exhibitions with CAMH's FAQ Team. Each Saturday, you can join a free group tour of Whispering Bayou and Texas Design Now 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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Family Day at CAMH with AIGA Houston and local musicians

Saturday, September 19 | 12-4PM

CAMH and AIGA invite visitors from Houston and beyond to join us for fun-for-all-ages activities at Family Day. To celebrate the wide range of voices found in the interactive exhibition Whispering Bayou, Family Day will include performances by local musicians. CAMH has also partnered with the designers of AIGA Houston to bring your family a series of activities inspired by Texas Design Now, which features fashion, accessory, furniture, and industrial design by 35 artists living statewide. Free and open to the public.

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HTXDesignWeek: Presenting Family NY + Playlab

Friday, September 25 | 6:30-8PM

We’re proud to host Dong-Ping Wong of Family and Archie Lee Coates IV of PlayLab Inc. for a dual lecture on their partner projects and radical work. The two Brooklyn-based firms (which could be loosely called an architecture firm and a creative office) blend design disciplines like architecture, design, and art installations to realize their visions and (dare we say) make a splash. Wong and Coates, with their respective companies, are co-founders of + POOL, the world’s first water-filtering floating pool—AND one of the world’s largest crowd-funded civic projects. The two firms also collaborated on “The Worms,” a project that re-imagined the idea of the outdoor event tent for NYC’s StreetFest.

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CAMH at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair

October 1-4, 2015

Special Location: George R. Brown Convention Center

Join us at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair and see work by artists from around the world. Celebrate the occasion while supporting CAMH by purchasing a Patron VIP Pass, and enjoy cocktails and hor d'oeuvres before the general public is admitted on Thursday, October 1 from 6-10PM. A portion of the Patron VIP ticket sales will be donated to CAMH and supports our mission to bring exciting contemporary art to Houston year-round!

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Jeffrey Vallance, Relics of the

Performance: Jeffrey Vallance and Reverend Ethan Acres

Saturday, October 3, 2015 | 2PM

CAMH is pleased to present A Fool for Jeffrey’s Sake (2015), a live performance by Jeffrey Vallance in collaboration with Reverend Ethan Acres. For this performance, Reverend Acres will assume the character of a Lutheran Minister who has come to God through Jeffrey Vallance’s artist book, The Vallance Bible (2011).

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Exterior view of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 1973. MS04 Contemporary A

Readings from Pow Wow: Contemporary Artists Working in Houston, 1972-1985 with author Pete Gershon

Thursday, October 8 | 6:30PM

Pete Gershon, program coordinator for the Core Residency Program and author of Painting the Town Orange: The Stories Behind Houston’s Visionary Art Environments (History Press, 2014) reads from his work-in-progress Pow Wow: Contemporary Artists in Houston 1972-1985

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2015 Another Great Night In November

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | 7PM

Celebrating 25 years of art and elegance, Another Great Night in November is a unique femme fête full of stunning art, healthy competition, and Houston's most spectacular women. This girls-only soirée deemed by PaperCity as, "one of the season’s most elegant affairs," has garnered an enthusiastic following of Houston's finest ladies and contemporary art lovers.  The evening will include our popular cocktail hour quiz, as well as an elegant seated dinner, and prizes generously provided by Zadok Master Jewelers. 

The 25th Anniversary of Another Great Night is chaired by Katharine B. Barthelme, Kate Bellin, and Annie Eifler, with special guest honoree, Susie Criner. In remembrance of 25 wonderful years and those who supported us along the way, the evening will also include a tribute to the late Marion Barthelme Fort. 

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

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On View

Texas Design Now

On View: August 22 – November 29, 2015

Now showing in the Brown Foundation Gallery

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Whispering Bayou

On View: August 1 – November 1, 2015

Now showing in the Zilkha Gallery

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