FAQ Team Tours
Saturday, February 6 | 1 & 3PM
Learn more about the exhibitions with CAMH's FAQ Team. Each Saturday, you can join a free group tour of Island Time: Galveston Artist Resdiency – The First Four Years and Jennie C. Jones: Compilation 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.
Performance: Musiqa presents Island Time
Thursday, February 11 | 6:30PM
Musiqa presents a special concert present in collaboration with the exhibition Island Time: Galveston Artist Residency – The First Four Years in the Zilkha Gallery. Musiqa's program for the evening draws its inspiration from the diverse artworks featured within the exhibition and the rich history and landscape of Galveston Island.
Pop-Up Performance: The Root of the Wind is Water
Saturday, February 13 | 1pm
To celebrate the last weekend of Island Time: Galveston Artist Residency – The First Four Years, CAMH has partnered with the Houston Grand Opera for a special pop-up performance in the galleries.
Lecture: David Getsy: Abstract Bodies
Saturday, February 13 | 2PM
Author, theorist, and historian David Getsy has interrogated art’s histories of the human form and its alternatives for well over a decade. A leading authority on the history of modern sculpture, Getsy’s writings span the nineteenth-century origins of modern art to emerging artists working today. For his presentation at CAMH, he will discuss his publication Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender. Getsy will sign copies of his book (available in CAMH’s Museum Shop) after the presentation.
This program is in collaboration with Rice University’s Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (CSWGS) and the Department of Art History at Rice University.
Artist Talk: Jason Moran
Wednesday, February 24 | 6:30PM
In collaboration with the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and Da Camera, CAMH is pleased to welcome jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Jason Moran in conjunction with Jennie C. Jones: Compilation. Moran will examine Jones’s use of experimental jazz to inform her aesthetic and conceptual approaches to art making. For Jones, the act of listening, as well as the modes thereof, become in and of themselves part of her practice, which has evolved from literal references to music in early drawings and collages to more nuanced and multifaceted installations that engage the viewer visually and aurally.
Opening Reception: THE INTERVIEW: Red, Red Future
Friday, February 26 | 6:30-9PM
Celebrate the opening of THE INTERVIEW: Red, Red Future, a solo exhibition by the artist MPA that includes photography, sculpture, and performance, all commissioned for this presentation.
Performance: The Interview
Friday, February 26 | 6:30-9PM
In the participatory work The Interview (2016), visitors are invited to pick up the handset of a hotline telephone, which initiates a call to the artist; during their intimate conversations, MPA and visitors will speak about life on Mars.
In Conversation: Artist MPA with Curator Dean Daderko
Saturday, Februrary 27 | 2PM
Join artist MPA and Curator Dean Daderko for a discussion focusing on MPA’s three-year investigation of the future of Mars, possibilities of current life on the red planet, and the prospect of human colonization in years to come. The program will feature an in-depth conversation on MPA’s commissioned installation, THE INTERVIEW: Red, Red Future, exposing concepts and processes that led to the materialization of a completely new body of work by the artist, which includes a dynamic installation that combines sculpture, light, and photography; a participatory work; and an artist’s publication. Following their discussion, the audience will be invited to participate in a brief Q&A.
Exhibition Walkthrough: Root Shift: Photographs of Stasis and Change Selected by CAMH Teen Council
Saturday, March 12 | 12PM
Special Location: Menil Collection | 1533 Sul Ross St.
Join CAMH's teen council at the Menil Collection for an exhibition walkthrough of the exhibition Root Shift: Photographs of Stasis and Change Selected by CAMH Teen Council. Comprised of photographs from the Menil’s holdings, Root Shift brings together images of people and the landscape to explore ideas of adaptation and resilience. Through the photographs of artists such as Tom Arndt, Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watriss, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Elliot Erwitt, Walker Evans, John Gossage, and Danny Lyon, the exhibition investigates humanity’s paradoxical relationship with change and the role photography plays in this interaction.
20HERTZ: Maria Chavez presents REVISITING THOSE WORDS: Failed Attempt as Material
Thursday, March 17 | 6:30PM
Using failed proposals as the storyline, Maria Chavez will introduce the audience to her career as a sound artist through the lens of rejection. The lecture will include information about Chavez’s work, her focus on the gender neutral position of chance, and subjective views on curating sound-based exhibitions in NYC, London, and Berlin.
Family Day with the Houston Astronomical Society
Saturday, March 19, 2016 | 1-4pm
CAMH and our co-sponsor the Houston Astronomical Society invite you to celebrate all things space-related in our own “Space City.” Visit CAMH’s newest exhibition THE INTERVIEW: Red, Red Future, featuring a brand new body of work by the artist MPA. In this exhibition MPA explores the idea of humans colonizing Mars, the past and future of the planet, and poses questions around the uncharted territory of space. The Houston Astronomical Society will have several telescopes of varying optical and technological designs on display for visitors to explore and engage. Safe solar filters will be used so that visitors can look at the sun through the telescopes to see sunspots and solar flares.
In our space celebration, there will be a variety of hands-on experiences for all ages including: creating your very own sundial, experiencing the wonder of cyanotypes, and building a model of a Mars Rover using recycled materials.
Panel Discussion: MPA
Friday, March 25 | 6:30PM
In collaboration with the FotoFest 2016 Biennial, CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet, CAMH is pleased to announce the participation of MPA in a panel discussion as part of the three-day Marfa Dialogues/Houston(MD/HOU) symposium.
Opening Reception: Mark Flood: Gratest Hits
Friday, April 29 | 6:30-9PM
Celebrate the opening of Mark Flood: Gratest Hits at the free and open to the public reception in the Brown Foundation Gallery.