Vincent Valdez: Just a Dream…
Upcoming Exhibition

November 15, 2024 - March 23, 2025 Brown Foundation & Zilkha Galleries

Vincent Valdez: Just a Dream… is the artist’s first major museum survey and spans over two decades of his work, from early career drawings to current allegorical portraits.

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Vincent Valdez: Just a Dream…
Public Opening

November 14 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Join CAMH for a celebration and Public Opening of the new exhibition, Vincent Valdez: Just a Dream.

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Text Collage
Drop-In Experience

September 21 | 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Inspired by WE WILL SAVE OURSELVES, 2024 by Theaster Gates, collaborate on a text-based collage to encourage dialogue on present-day challenges and important current events.

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College Night
Public Program

September 19 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

College students are invited to explore our current exhibitions, Theaster Gates: The Gift and The Renege and Olivia Erlanger: If Today Were Tomorrow, during an evening of free and engaging activities throughout the Museum.

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Paper Landscapes
Drop-In Experience

September 14 | 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Inspired by the exhibition, Olivia Erlanger: If Today Were Tomorrow, create a surreal landscape layering paper shapes and tape.

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Clay Planets
Open Studio

September 7 | 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Mold colored clay to create a small sculptural planet inspired by artist Olivia Erlanger’s large-scale planet sculptures.

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First Thursday with CAMH’s Teacher Advisory Group exhibition at Mid Main
Closing Reception

September 5 | 6:00PM - 10:00PM Mid Main Lofts

Join us for an art-filled evening,as Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) partners with Mid Main for an unforgettable First Thursday block party! Including works from State of Disruption, a pop-up exhibition of teacher and student works presented by CAMH’s Teacher Advisory Group (TAG).

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Scavenger Hunt for Shapes and Patterns
Drop-In Experience

August 31 | 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Explore our current exhibitions by participating in a scavenger hunt for shapes and patterns.

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Write a Postcard
Drop-In Experience

August 24 | 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Explore our current exhibitions, Theaster Gates: The Gift and The Renege and Olivia Erlanger: If Today Were Tomorrow, then share your favorite part of the exhibition in a postcard to a friend. CAMH will mail out all postcards on your behalf.

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Poems of Their Future | An Evening Of Poetry and Performance
Public Program

August 15 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Poems of Their Future is an expression of reflection. In response to Theaster Gates’s The Gift and The Renege, Poems of Their Future features poetry, music, and dance to build upon themes of history and heritage as these things exist sacredly in Freedmen’s Town. Poems of Their Future artistically echoes a call for preservation and education of Houston’s mother ward as it includes performances by Houston Poet Laureate Aris Kian, award-winning composer and Freedmen’s Town resident and multidisciplinary writer/artist Avalon Hogans.

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Impossible Paper Architecture
Drop-In Experience

August 10 | 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Inspired by Olivia Erlanger’s off-world landscapes and impossible architectures, create a surreal structure using paper and tape.

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Queer Teen Night
Public Program

August 1 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

LGBTQ+ youth and allies are invited to a celebration inspired by Olivia Erlanger: If Today Were Tomorrow. Meet other queer and LGBT teens from the Greater Houston area at CAMH for a night of art-making, food, and music. Learn about local community organizations, queer spaces, and CAMH’s Teen Council, and join a free raffle for a chance to win CAMH SHOP merch!

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Summer Community Celebration
Public Program

July 27 | 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Spend a summer afternoon indoors and explore CAMH’s current exhibitions, Theaster Gates: The Gift and The Renege and Olivia Erlanger: If Today Were Tomorrow, through a variety of hands-on activities at the Museum!

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Imagining Home
Drop-In Experience

July 20 | 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Inspired by artist Olivia Erlanger’s decade-long investigation of the definition of “home”, as seen in the exhibition Olivia Erlanger: If Today Were Tomorrow, explore your own vision of home through drawing.

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Pop-Up Exhibition | State of Disruption
Around Houston

July 19 - September 11 Mid Main Lofts

Boldly exploring themes related to identity, disruption, child-like obsessions, and controlled chaos, State of Disruption is a compelling exhibition that confronts the challenges and complexities of the nation’s current education system. Teachers from CAMH’s Teacher Advisory Group (TAG) and their students channel their creativity and insights into thought-provoking works that reflect their classroom experiences and perspectives.

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