FAQ Team Tours of "Outside the Lines"
Saturday, December 7 | 12 & 2PM
Join CAMH FAQ Team for free group tours of the exhibition Outside the Lines every Saturday at 12 and 2PM.
20HERTZ: Tex Kerschen - "Against Music: Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Von Sudenfed, Butthole Surfers, the Country Teasers, Betty Davis, various other loudmouths, and the ragged hole"
Thursday, December 12 | 7:30PM
Join CAMH for 20Hertz, a lecture series conceived around themes of musical influence in everyday life. The series asks artists, musicians, and all-around-creatives to share the music that has influenced them past and present. This week musician, writer, poet, and artist Tex Kerschen discusses the musicians that thrive in societal fringe and live off the cuff of pop-culture -- those loudmouth artists who refuse to be silenced in order to create a more idiosyncratic musical landscape.
There's a lot of unstable phenomena out there.
- Val Kilmer, The Island of Dr. Moreau, 1996
When we talk about music we don’t mean music. That would be Music. We mean something else, usually cheap and personal. For me it is something at once obnoxious and dinky that reduces craft to a shambles, makes a mess of language and convention, and flies up the nose of the control state. Like an obnoxious friend who shows up too late, talks too loud, stinks to high heaven, instills you with unhealthy loves, and wrecks your life. My friend is music. - Tex Kerschen
Skill Set with DJ Flash Gordon Parks and DJ Klinch
Saturday, December 14 | 2-4PM
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present Skill Set, an engaging educational program that connects established artists and creatives to the Houston public in a nontraditional classroom setting. Each month a guest speaker will lead a hands-on interactive class in their professional craft and teach the foundations of their unique skills in such a way that they can be translated into each of the participants own artwork, practice, and life. Skill Set classes will explore skills from a wide-array of unique and creative professions, from DJing to cooking from robotic engineering to beekeeping. Skill Sets are open to the public and participants are not required to have previous experience in the skill being taught.
This month DJ Flash Gordon Parks will lead a Skill Set class in which he will explore the history of DJ culture both locally and globally and the influence that DJing culture has on contemporary artists. Following, DJ Klinch will lead a hands-on how-to class on the fundamentals of DJing.
Concert: Indian Jewelry
Thursday, December 19, 2013 | 7:30PM
In conjunction with CAMH's music-based lecture series 20HERTZ, and following lead singer Tex Kerschen's 20HERTZ presentation held on December 12, Indian Jewelry will perform in the Brown Foundation gallery of the Museum on December 19.
Admission to this event is free, but tickets are limited. Registration will be announced via our weekly SteelWired email.
Lecture: Jack Whitten
Friday, January 24 | 6:30PM
Join CAMH for a lecture by artist Jack Whitten. Whitten will discuss his current body of work and some of the social histories that inform his practice. Throughout his almost fifty-year career, Whitten has utilized various artistic techniques in his paintings, including sculpture and mosaic, to convey his artistic interpretations and representations of contemporary culture. New York Times critic Holland Carter said of Whitten’s recent gallery show: “Jack Whitten is still making work that looks like no one else’s…” Whitten’s process-driven abstract painting work is on view in Black in the Abstract: Hard Edges/Soft Curves, which is part of CAMH’s 65th anniversary exhibition Outside the Lines.
Lecture and Discussion: David Reed and Stanley Whitney
Thursday, February 20 | 6:30PM
Two of the leading voices in painting today, Stanley Whitney and David Reed have both been exhibiting their artwork for over thirty years. Stanley Whitney and David Reed will each present a lecture in which they will discuss their art making practice. Following each artist’s lecture, the artists will engage in a public discussion between themselves, where they will use their conversation from the Spring issue of Bomb Magazine as a jumping off point for both artistic and experiential contrast as well as comparison and discovery of previously unknown artistic insights that reveal themselves throughout an interview-like dialogue.
Admission to this event is free and open to the public.
New York City Auction
Special Location: Christie's New York
In celebration of its 65th anniversary CAMH is holding its Annual Gala and Art Auction in Houston as well as an art auction in New York City. March 2014 Christie's New York will host a remarkable art auction full of breathtaking works by some of the most sought after contemporary artists. This is a not-to-be-missed soiree! CAMH's New York City Art Auction benefits CAMH's innovative exhibitions and arts programming. Check back later this fall for more information.
65th Anniversary Gala and Art Auction
April 4, 2014 | 7PM
Special Location: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
For its 65th Anniversary, CAMH is throwing two BIG parties: the Annual Gala and Art Auction in Houston, Friday, April 4, 2014, and a special Christie's Benefit Auction in New York City on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Be sure to mark your calendars for these two exciting events celebrating CAMH's 65-year tradition of bringing the best and most provocative contemporary art to Houston and the greater art world. CAMH's Gala and Art Auction benefits CAMH’s innovative exhibitions and arts programming. Check back later this fall for more information. If you would like to underwrite this event, please contact CAMH's special events department at firstname.lastname@example.org.