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Press

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Michael Robinson, Communications and Marketing Manager
713.284.8255
mrobinson@camh.org
Victoria Nguyen, Communications Coordinator
713.284.8251
vnguyen@camh.org

Press Releases

2022

Mariah Garnett: Dreamed This Gateway
CAMH Goes underground for the 2022 Annual Gala and Art Auction Preview
Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks
Houston Rockets and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Collaborate on Innovative Poster Project
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Announces Departure of Senior Curator Allison Glenn
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and Radom Capital announce curatorial and programming partnership to support artists-in-residence at new development Montrose Collective

2021

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse
CAMH Announces Staff and Visitor Experience Changes
Artist Presents New Immersive Installation and Performance During CAMHLAB Residency
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Appoints New Curatorial Leader
Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out
CAMHLAB artists Preston Gaines and Mich Stevenson NURTURE through proximity to nature
Cauleen Smith: We Already Have What We Need
Screwed Up HQ and CAMH Partner to Amplify the Legacy and Influence of DJ Screw
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Announces Plans to Reopen With New Look Inside and Out
Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses

2020

Museum Launches New CAMHLAB Initiative
Artist Nathaniel Donnett Creates a Public Installation that Bridges Communities
Ekene Ijeoma: A Counting—A Participatory Public Art Project—Launches July 23, 2020
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Hires New Director of Finance and Strategic Resources
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Welcomes New Deputy Director
Wild Life: Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves

2019

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Welcomes New Director
Garrett Bradley: American Rhapsody
Will Boone: The Highway Hex
CAMH Announces New Perspectives Capital Campaign—the Institution’s First in Twenty Years
CAMH Selected by the American Alliance of Museums for Participation in Groundbreaking National Initiative to Increase Diversity and Inclusion on Museum Boards
Nari Ward: We the People
SkyWaves: a creative collaboration with River Oaks District
Steven Evans: If I can’t dance, it’s not my revolution!
Stonewall 50
2019 Annual Gala and Art Auction at Contemporary Arts Museum HoustonShapeshifters

2018

Cheryl Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS
Bill Arning Steps Down as Director
Gamson Artist Lecture Series | Lorna Simpson
Nicolas Moufarrege: Recognize My Sign
Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System
Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show
Bucky Miller: Two Raccoons

2018 Annual Gala and Art Auction at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston to Receive $55,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio

2017

Dissent and Desire
Gamson Artist Lecture Series | Mary Weatherford
Christopher Knowles: In a Word
Another Great Night in November
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Archive at Rice University
Everybody talks about the weather… We don’t
Senior Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver Departing the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped
Art on the Lawn
A Better Yesterday
Atlas, Plural, Monumental
What Came First? Great Artists or Great Patrons?
Origins of the Self

2016

Gamson Artist Lecture Series | Jim Hodges
Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing
A Traveling Show
Right Here, Right Now: Houston, Volume 2
Teen Council Group Show
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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston announces Gala and Art Auction
Mark Flood: Gratest Hits
THE INTERVIEW: Red, Red Future

2015

Jennie C. Jones: Compilation
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston spotlights the Galveston Artist Residency in group exhibition
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston highlights fashion, accessory, furniture, and industrial design in Texas Design Now
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the installation Whispering Bayou
The Contemporary Art Museum Houston’s Teen Council is pleased to present work by Houston-area teens
Major Mel Chin Survey Travels to Four Houston Museums on Jan. 17

2014

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver are pleased to present a survey exhibition of over three decades of work by Marilyn Minter
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present works by the internationally celebrated artists Jérôme Bel, Wu Tsang, and Haegue Yang in Double Life
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present Destroy and Rebuild, a solo exhibition featuring work by Houston-based artist Robert Hodge
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present work by Houston-based artists Debra Barrera, Nathaniel Donnett, and Carrie Marie Schneider
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present a 20-year survey of drawings, collages, and works on paper by Houston-based artist Trenton Doyle Hancock
The Contemporary Art Museum Houston’s Teen Council organizes photography show drawn from works in The Menil Collection
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present work by Mexico City-based artist Melanie Smith
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston celebrates its 65th anniversary with art auction at Christie’s New York

2013

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston debuts the final three shows for Outside the Lines, a six-part exhibition featuring abstract painting in celebration of the Museum’s 65th anniversary
Open Call for 2014 Skill Set Workshops: Instructors and Proposals
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Outside the Lines, a six-part exhibition featuring abstract painting in celebration of the Museum’s 65th anniversary
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents a performance and installation by acclaimed composer William Basinski and artist James Elaine
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present a site-specific sculpture by artist Joseph Havel
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present an exhibition highlighting graphic design work produced since 2000
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present work by artist LaToya Ruby Frazier
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present work by U.S. artist Joan Jonas and French artist Gina Pane
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present work by Houston area teens

2012

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black artists working from the perspective of the visual arts
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present work by Chinese artists working in video and video installation
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the unveiling of Rob Pruitt’s The Andy Monument
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to announce that fashion designer Hyden Too has created sweaters exclusively for CAMH’s gallery attendants
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston joins museums across the US to present Jonathan Horowitz’s “Your Land/MyLane: Election ’12,” a special exhibition coinciding with the 2012 American presidential election
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present a major exhibition of work by important South African artist Jane Alexander
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the major solo museum survey exhibition of work by African-American photographer Alvin Baltrop
Art and local musical converge at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s Steel Lounge Underground
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present It is what it is. Or is it?, a group exhibition that considers how artists are using and making readymades today
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the MIT List Visual Arts Center receive major award from AICA/USA for their co-organized 2011 exhibition Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Perspectives 178: CINEPLEX, an evolving exhibition celebrating creative translations and transformations of movie culture
Two Critically Acclaimed American Museums Selected as First U.S. Curatorial Team to Exhibit at Havana Biennial
Meet the Artists from the Houston community at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s ongoing series, Slide Jam

2011

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston receives reaccreditation from American Association of Museums
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the survey exhibition The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present new paintings by Chicago-based artist McArthur Binion
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to announce it is a recipient of an NEA grant
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present Perspectives 176 Glen Fogel: With Me… You
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the first museum survey of work by New York-based artist Donald Moffett
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the group exhibition The Spectacular Vernacular
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present Perspectives 175: Marc Swanson: The Second Story
Art and local music converge at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s Steel Lounge Underground
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston names Dean Daderko as new Curator
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the first museum survey of the work of media art pioneer Stan VanDerBeek (1927-1984)
CAMH announces launch of redeveloped website: www.camh.org
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and its Teen Council are pleased to present Perspectives 174: Re: Generation, a group exhibition of work by teenage artists from the Houston area
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present photographs and a performance by New York-based artist Clifford Owens
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the first United States museum survey of work in video by British artistic team John Wood and Paul Harrison
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to announce its 2011 exhibition schedule

2010

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents a screening and panel discussion of David Wojnarowicz’s 1987 video A Fire in My Belly
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the retrospective Benjamin Patterson: Born in the State of FLUX/us
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the exhibition Perspectives 172: Kirsten Pieroth
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston names Valerie Cassel Oliver as new Senior Curator
Art and local music converge at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s Steel Lounge Underground (August 16, 2010)
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the group exhibition Dance with Camera
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the exhibition Perspectives 171: Jennifer West
Art and local music converge at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s Steel Lounge Underground (July 12, 2010)
Art and local music converge at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s Steel Lounge Underground (June 22, 2010)
Art and local music converge at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s Steel Lounge Underground (April 30, 2010)
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present the group exhibition Hand+Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft
Siege tower on the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s front lawn part of New York by San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents paintings by Odili Donald Odita

2009

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents paintings and photographs by American artist Barkley L. Hendricks
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston invites you to a lecture by MIT professor David A. Mindell
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents photographs by Austin-based artists Anna Krachey, Jessica Malls, and Adam Schreiber
Music so good it’s scary at Steel Lounge Underground, October 30, 2009, 8-11 p.m.
Music takes center stage at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s Steel Lounge Underground, September 25, 2009, 8-11 p.m.
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Matthew Day Jackson: The Immeasurable Distance
Museum District Day September 12, 2009
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present a site-specific installation by artist Jason Villegas
El Contemporary Arts Museum Houston [El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Houston] tiene el placer de presentar una instalación específica al sitio del artista Jason Villegas
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The public is invited to the wedding ceremony and reception for The Art Guys Marry A Plant
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Steel Lounge Underground Friday, June 26, 8:00-11:00 p.m.
Champagne & Ribs celebrates the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s commitment to diversity
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents post-apocalyptic worlds imagined by Berlin-based artist Torsten Slama
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Steel Lounge Underground, April 24, 2009, 8-11PM
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston looks to the city for inspiration in No Zoning: Artists Engage Houston
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Steel Lounge Underground, March 27, 2009, 8-11PM
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents work by Houston-area teens in Perspectives 165: Contents Under Pressure
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s Steel Lounge is back February 27, 2009, 8-11PM
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston names Bill Arning as new director
Curators at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston recognized for excellence

2008

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents sculpture, video, and photographs in Perspectives 164: Stephanie Syjuco: Total Fabrications
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Steel Lounge Underground with no tricks just musical treats
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents a groundbreaking exhibition exploring black women artists in film and video art over three decades
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents music as visual art in Perspectives 163: Every Sound You Can Imagine
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston announces its 2008-2009 exhibition schedule
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents photography, film, and video by British artist Sam Taylor-Wood
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents a winter wonderland by artists Allie Bogle and Libbie Masterson in Perspectives 162: Snow
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents new work by Vancouver-based artist Tim Lee
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents new art exploring folk themes in The Old, Weird America
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Class Pictures: Photographs by Dawoud Bey

2007

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents major exhibition of innovative designs
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Perspectives 159: Superconscious, Automatisms Now