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20HERTZ: Jawwaad Taylor

Thursday, February 23 | 6:30–7:30PM

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present a lecture and performance by Jawwaad Taylor, Houston-based multi-disciplinary musician and educator, in conjunction with CAMH’s music-based lecture series 20HERTZ. Taylor will discuss a variety of topics, including his inspirations, musical projects, and connections between visual arts and musical practices. The performance will include his unique approach of electronic music and live trumpet. 

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Angel Otero,

GALLERY TALK: ART AT NOON with Rex Koontz and Natilee Harren

Friday, February 24 | 12–1PM

Join Rex Koontz, Director of the School of Art, University of Houston, and Natilee Harren, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art and Critical Studies, University of Houston for a discussion on the work of artist Angel Otero, exploring the questions: Is Angel Otero a Global Contemporary Artist or a Latin American Artist? Does it matter? Light lunch provided.

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FAQ Team Tours

Saturday, February 25 | 1–4PM

Our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions team) is available on Saturdays from 1–4PM free of charge to lead guided tours, answer questions about our exhibitions and contemporary art in general. The FAQ Team is a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences.


Panel: Performance as Praxis: A Discussion with the Artists of Experimental Action

Saturday, February 25 | 2–4PM

Selected international and national artists from Experimental Action will come together and engage with Houston's art community, creating a dialogue around the practice of performance art in an ever-changing social, political, and artistic climate.

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FAQ Team Tours

Saturday, March 4 | 1–4PM

Our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions team) is available on Saturdays from 1–4PM free of charge to lead guided tours, answer questions about our exhibitions and contemporary art in general. The FAQ Team is a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences.


OPEN STUDIO: Masks inspired by the exhibition "Origins of the Self"

Saturday, March 4 | 2–4PM

Make your own MASK and explore issues of identity and personality, and investigate how we define ourselves differently depending on our surroundings. Come get inspired by the Teen Council-curated exhibition, Origins of the Self.

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FAQ Team Tours

Saturday, March 11 | 1–4PM

Our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions team) is available on Saturdays from 1–4PM free of charge to lead guided tours, answer questions about our exhibitions and contemporary art in general. The FAQ Team is a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences.


Angel Otero,

Gallery Talk: Terry R. Myers

Saturday, March 11 | 2–3PM

Join writer, curator, and professor Terry R. Myers for a walk-through of Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing. Myers will discuss his first-hand experience witnessing Otero’s artistic development as a graduate student and will explore the work more closely through the larger context of contemporary painting. 

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Family Day

Saturday, March 18 | 1–4PM

Come by CAMH to explore our two exhibitions on view: Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing and Origins of the Self, curated by our Teen Council. Venture through the museum using our exploratory ART GUIDE, which encourages looking closely, drawing, and writing. We’ll also be experimenting with the world of FABRIC ARTS.

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FAQ Team Tours

Saturday, March 18 | 1–4PM

Our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions team) is available on Saturdays from 1–4PM free of charge to lead guided tours, answer questions about our exhibitions and contemporary art in general. The FAQ Team is a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences.


Ethan Forque,

Poetry Slam + Catalogue Release Party

Thursday, March 23 | 6:30–7:30PM

The Origins of the Self catalogue is hot of the presses! Come celebrate with an evening of poetry read and performed by Houston-based teens.

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Emma Thurmond, iii (detail), 2016.

FAQ Team Tours

Saturday, March 25 | 1–4PM

Our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions team) is available on Saturdays from 1–4PM free of charge to lead guided tours, answer questions about our exhibitions and contemporary art in general. The FAQ Team is a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences.


Emma Thurmond, iii (detail), 2016.

FAQ Team Tours

Saturday, April 1 | 1–4PM

Our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions team) is available on Saturdays from 1–4PM free of charge to lead guided tours, answer questions about our exhibitions and contemporary art in general. The FAQ Team is a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences.


OPEN STUDIO: Analogue Social Media Party inspired by the exhibition "Origins of the Self"

Saturday, April 1 | 2–4PM

Like, share, and comment in an ANALOGUE SOCIAL MEDIA PARTY, inspired by the works of Houston-area teens in Origins of the Self.

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Emma Thurmond, iii (detail), 2016.

FAQ Team Tours

Saturday, April 8 | 1–4PM

Our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions team) is available on Saturdays from 1–4PM free of charge to lead guided tours, answer questions about our exhibitions and contemporary art in general. The FAQ Team is a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences.


Photo by Connor Mizell

Music Fest

Thursday, April 13 | 6:30–7:30PM

Hosted by Houston’s premier youth art collective, the CAMH Teen Council, this live music event showcases the budding talents of Houston’s young musicians who are creating tomorrow’s soundtrack today.

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Emma Thurmond, iii (detail), 2016.

FAQ Team Tours

Saturday, April 15 | 1–4PM

Our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions team) is available on Saturdays from 1–4PM free of charge to lead guided tours, answer questions about our exhibitions and contemporary art in general. The FAQ Team is a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences.


Emma Thurmond, iii (detail), 2016.

FAQ Team Tours

Saturday, April 22 | 1–4PM

Our FAQ Team (Frequently Asked Questions team) is available on Saturdays from 1–4PM free of charge to lead guided tours, answer questions about our exhibitions and contemporary art in general. The FAQ Team is a group of artists and historians who assist with contextualizing CAMH’s dynamic exhibitions for diverse audiences.


Paul Ramirez Jonas,

Opening Reception: Atlas, Plural, Monumental

Friday, April 28 | 6:30–9PM

Celebrate the opening of Atlas, Plural, Monumental, Paul Ramírez Jonas’s first survey exhibition in the Americas. Including sculptures, photographs, videos, drawings, and participatory works made from 1991 to 2016, Atlas, Plural, Monumental demonstrates how Ramírez Jonas is redefining “public art” by investigating how a public is constituted as well as what brings community members together. Many pieces in the exhibition invite viewers to participate and activate the work.

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Paul Ramirez Jonas,

In Conversation: Artist Paul Ramírez Jonas with Curator Dean Daderko

Saturday, April 29 | 11AM–12PM

Join artist Paul Ramírez Jonas and Curator Dean Daderko for a discussion focusing on how Ramírez Jonas is reimagining “public art”and investigating how it can galvanize communities.

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, April 29 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise.

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Performance: Musiqa presents Atlas, Plural, Monumental

Thursday, May 4 | 6:30–7:30PM

Musiqa presents a special concert inspired by the exhibition Atlas, Plural, Monumental in the Brown Foundation Gallery. This loft concert will feature world premieres by Chapman Welch and Timothy Roy created especially for the exhibition with performances by percussionist Brandon Bell, Craig Hauschildt, and Brady Spitz. Both pieces will involve audience participation in response to the public works of artist Paul Ramírez Jonas. 

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, May 6 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise.

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OPEN STUDIO: Kites inspired by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas

Saturday, May 6 | 2–4PM

Create your own KITE inspired by the work of artist Paul Ramírez Jonas in his exhibition Atlas, Plural, Monumental.

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, May 13 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise.

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, May 20 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise. 

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Public Trust

Saturday, May 27 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise. 

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, June 3 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise. 

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OPEN STUDIO: Soft Sculpture inspired by the exhibition "A Better Yesterday"

Saturday, June 3 | 2-4PM

Transform a family member, imaginary friend, or a character from an alternative universe into your own SOFT SCULPTURE inspired by the exhibition A Better Yesterday.

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, June 10 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise. 

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, June 17 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise. 

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, June 24 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise. 

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, July 1 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise. 

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, July 8 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise. 

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, July 15 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise. 

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, July 22 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise. 

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, July 29 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise. 

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Paul Ramirez Jonas, Public Trust (detail), 2016. Produced by Now + There, Boston

Public Trust

Saturday, August 5 | 1–5PM

Public Trust is an interactive artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks museum visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise. 

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On View

Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing

On View: December 10, 2016 – March 19, 2017

Now showing in the Brown Foundation Gallery

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Origins of the Self

On View: January 28 – May 7, 2017

Now showing in the Zilkha Gallery

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