Art Car Museum

140 Heights Blvd Houston

Houston's Hidden Gems/Art Car Museum
Written By VAMONDE Houston

This museum is a private institution dedicated to contemporary and new art. Founded by Ann Harithas and James Harithas, the Art Car Museum (aka "Garage Mahal") opened in 1998 after the art car movement took off in Houston.

As Director Noah Edmundson explains:

The art car movement is influenced by the modern tradition in art emphasizing personal expression and...imagery or subject matter selected from popular culture... All art cars are subversive and have in common the transformation of the vehicle from a factory-made commodity into a personal statement or expression.

The Museum features imaginative, elaborate, and artfully constructed art cars, low riders and mobile contraptions. It carries revolving art exhibitions by local, national and international artists of all media. The Museum also gives the artistic community an annual open call to create piece based on a pre-selected topic.

See beauty right in the art car capital of the world

Post photo by Drriss & Marrionn via Flickr.

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