Contemporary Arts Museum

5216 Montrose Blvd Houston

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Haley Guidry
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Contemporary Arts Museum

At the Contemporary Arts Museum, the museum itself is considered art. Famous architect Gunnar Birkerts built the striking stainless steel building. The museum is dedicated to honoring and presenting the most exciting art of our time. This includes art from abroad as well as many pieces of regional art. This museum is a non-collecting museum, meaning that none of its pieces are a permanent part of their collection. This means every visit is different. You can visit throughout the years and be treated to new and exciting art pieces on every occasion.

One popular exhibit is "Nari Ward: We the People." Here, you will see a collection of artist Nari Ward's pieces spanning over his 25-year career. This includes sculptures made from repurposed materials. The art here does not consist of only paintings, photographs, and sculptures. Instead, you will also find things such as lectures, publications, and videography pieces that are important and relevant to the art community. Unlike other museums that regularly charge to view their collections, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston is different. Since the museum is dedicated to showing the latest and most exciting pieces of art, the museum is always free and open to the public. If you are new or art or if you would like to get more in-depth information during your visit to the museum, arranging a tour ahead of time is a fabulous idea. The tours are arranged in a way that encourages open discussion. To make things even more interactive, you can choose to participate in workshops where you learn about the artistic process and get a glimpse at new art-making​ materials.

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