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Past Exhibitions Founded in 1948, CAMH is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the United States.

The following exhibition archive has been compiled from a variety of sources, including exhibition announcements, catalogues, newspaper articles, reviews, and interviews.

CAMH’s physical archives are held by the Woodson Research Center Special Collections & Archives in the Fondren Library at Rice University.

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Olivia Erlanger: If Today Were Tomorrow
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April 19 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery

Members are invited to celebrate the opening of the newest exhibition, Olivia Erlanger: If Today Were Tomorrow.

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THIS WAY: A Houston Group Show
Past Exhibition

December 8, 2023 - March 24, 2024 Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery

Group exhibition showcasing new work from Black artists who present innovative ways of participating in the storytelling of their heritage.

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Six Scenes From Our Future
Past Exhibition

October 23, 2023 - March 17, 2024 Brown Foundation Gallery

Group exhibition celebrating CAMH’s 75th anniversary and in response to the exhibition, This Is Contemporary Art (1948).

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Jordan Strafer: Trilogy
Past Exhibition

July 23, 2023 - November 26, 2023 Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery

Jordan Strafer’s debut, Trilogy, explores power and violence with absurdity and fantasy. The videos merge autobiography with cultural references, using dolls and human actors.

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Ming Smith: Feeling the Future
Past Exhibition

May 26, 2023 - October 1, 2023 Brown Foundation Gallery

Ming Smith: Feeling the Future is a captivating exploration of the artist’s groundbreaking career, marking her first solo exhibition at a major institution.

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CAMH COURT
Past Exhibition

March 18, 2023 - April 28, 2023 Brown Foundation Gallery

CAMH and adidas Basketball unveil CAMH COURT, the inaugural playable art museum basketball court by artist Trenton Doyle Hancock, aligning with the 2023 NCAA Men’s Final Four® in Houston.

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Where Do We Go From Here?
Past Exhibition

February 17, 2023 - July 2, 2023 Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery

CAMH Teen Council’s 13th biennial exhibition Where Do We Go From Here? asks over 100 Houston teen artists to explore diverse perspectives, challenge norms and embrace resilience amid societal shifts.

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Diane Severin Nguyen: IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS
Past Exhibition

October 28, 2022 - February 26, 2023 Brown Foundation Gallery

Diane Severin Nguyen’s CAMH solo exhibition, IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS, blends video, photos, intervention, and a billboard, exploring global connections, Cold War ties, and youth culture’s revolutionary power.

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Troy Montes Michie: Rock of Eye
Past Exhibition

September 23, 2022 - January 29, 2023 Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery

Montes Michie subverts dominant narratives and investigates the ways in which bodies of marginalized communities are frequently erased, fetishized, idealized, and criminalized. With Rock of Eye, Montes-Michie’s stitches suture histories and geographies; they establish thresholds for crossing. His needle hits rock.

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Mariah Garnett: Dreamed This Gateway
Past Exhibition

June 10, 2022 - August 28, 2022 Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery

Who speaks and who is silenced? What histories or facets of a culture do we privilege and why? How do we acknowledge our history while also rewriting, repairing, and moving beyond our past trauma? Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Mariah Garnett (b. 1980) asks these questions and others in the first U.S. solo museum presentation of her work, Mariah Garnett: Dreamed This Gateway.

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Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks
Past Exhibition

May 27, 2022 - October 2, 2022 Brown Foundation Gallery

Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks is the debut museum solo exhibition for Ghanaian artist Amoako Boafo (b. 1984), one of the most influential artistic voices of his generation.

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HOUSTON, SIE HABEN EIN PROBLEM!
Past Exhibition

April 1, 2022 - August 28, 2022 Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery

Austrian artists Paul Renner and Richard Hoeck’s new exhibition, HOUSTON, SIE HABEN EIN PROBLEM!, presents art objects, nose-to-tail cooking, and a temporary social club.

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