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New Perspectives Capital Campaign

In 2018, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) embarked upon its first major renovation in more than 20 years: the New Perspectives Capital Campaign. The five-year Campaign enables a series of critical facility improvements to make the Museum more accessible, innovative, and impactful within an already inspiring community of cultural destinations.

Capital improvements are being completed in three phases:

  • Phase I addressed the urgent need for professional administrative office space.
  • Phase II addressed external and internal renovations and infrastructure improvements enhancing visibility, expanding exhibition and public gathering space, and improving public and staff safety.
  • Phase III will lay the foundation for future growth and expansion. Phase I and Phase II have been completed, with Phase III projects scheduled to begin in 2023.

Read below for more detail on each of the phases.

Since 1948, CAMH has served as an invaluable platform for contemporary art and cultural engagement. The Museum offers free admission to all exhibitions, programs and tours; and as the only museum of its size focused solely on contemporary art in Houston, CAMH is a vital community hub that directly connects artists and audiences through catalytic and unexpected experiences of contemporary art. Without a permanent collection, the Museum presents exhibitions of not only established artists, but also underrepresented and emerging artists, often offering a first look at the art of tomorrow’s history books.

Project Phases


The New Perspectives Capital Campaign is made possible by our committed donors. We honor these individuals, and foundations who dedicate to the Museum’s mission: presenting extraordinary, thought-provoking arts programming and exhibitions to educate and inspire audiences nationally and internationally.

CAMH’s continued growth and success are made possible by supporters like you. Learn more about how you can support the Campaign through the link below.

Contribute to the Campaign

Houston Endowment, Inc.

The Brown Foundation, Inc.
The Cullen Foundation
Fondren Foundation
The Wortham Foundation, Inc.

Eddie and Chinhui Allen
Barbara and Michael Gamson
The Green Tree Fund
Sissy and Denny Kempner
M.D. Anderson Foundation
Beverly and Howard Robinson
Texas Commission on the Arts

Jereann Chaney
The Elkins Foundation
Louise Jamail
Dillon A. Kyle and Sam L. Lasseter
Leigh and Reggie Smith

Ruth Dreessen and Tom Van Laan
George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
Truist Bank / Bill and Courtney Toomey

Allison and David Ayers
Candace Baggett and Ronald Restrepo
Vera and Andy Baker
Kimberly and James Bell /
— The Bell and Dewar Families
Liz and Steve Crowell
The Garden Club of Houston
Blakely and Trey Griggs
Melissa and Albert J. Grobmyer, IV
Leslie B. Hull, in Honor of
— Carol Chiles Ballard
Kerry Inman and Denby Auble
Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund
Page Kempner
Bryn K. Larsen
Catherine and George Masterson
Elisabeth and Brian McCabe
Karen and Mac McManus
Elisa and Cris Pye
Candace Baggett and Ron Restrepo

Margaret Vaughan Cox and Jonathan Cox
Paula Daly
Haydeh and Ali Davoudi
Erica and Benjy Levit
Lucinda and Javier Loya
Frances Lummis
Mark and Maryann Miller
Cabrina and Steven Owsley
Kelly and Nicholas Silvers
Marion and David P. Young

Liz and David Anders
Mary Barone
Brenda Liebling-Goldberg and William J. Goldberg
Janita and Garney Griggs
Marian Livingston
Gregory McCord
Floyd Newsum
Jay Shinn and Tim Hurst
UBS Financial Services
Elizabeth and Barry Young

Candace Baggett
Dillon A. Kyle Architects
Hendricks Engineers, Inc.
Silver Homes
Stone Store
Wilson Cribbs & Goren