Galleries in Central Houston


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  • Art Car Museum
    A trip to the Art Car Museum located in Houston off the Katy Freeway (I-10) is something that won’t be soon forgotten. Houston has the largest number of art cars of any city. The art car movement emphasizes personal expression. The museum, also known as “Garage Mahal” features awe-inspiring works of art in which cars are the canvas. Art car artists take standard vehicles and transform them into formidable pieces of art. According to the museum’s website, "The Museum has its conceptual origins in the 1984 Collision show curated by Ann Harithas at the Lawndale Art Center." There are special exhibitions scheduled throughout the year. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Monday and Tuesday). Admission is free and parking is free.
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    140 Heights Blvd
    Houston, TX US
  • Museum of Printing History
    It might seem strange to see a Gutenberg Bible page pulled using mid-1400s technology, or the Declaration of Independence being printed on an authentic 19th-century iron hand-press. At The Printing Museum, where local artists give live demonstrations of real, working artifacts, these sights are almost commonplace. In its mission to preserve and share the history of written communication, the organization functions as part museum and part interactive classroom. A permanent collection highlights preserved prints and gear from around the world?from ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets to Civil War-era newspapers. This collection even includes a display of equipment and documents belonging to Texas' first printer. However, the museum's four galleries and 14,000 square feet of space aren't just reserved for relics. Every year, staff curate 12 rotating exhibits that, in the past, have covered the work of contemporary printmakers and photographers or explored the evolution of modern printing around the world. Meanwhile, an on-site print shop holds hands-on, all-ages workshops in typography, paper-making, and other forms of print-based art.
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    1324 W Clay St
    Houston, TX US
  • Adickes SculpturWorx Studio
    Though they’ve since moved from their former home on Summer Street, the giant, seven-foot heads of U.S. Presidents created by artist David Adickes are still drawing crowds along Nance Street. Here, they’re joined by Adickes’ latest work: a massive statue of silent-film legend Charlie Chaplin.
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    2500 Summer St
    Houston, TX US
  • Hello Lucky
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    1025 Studewood St
    Houston, TX US
  • Sip and Stroll Tour
    The 14-acre Bayou Bend estate, the former abode of philanthropist and informal First Lady of Texas Ima Hogg, was finished in 1928 and donated to Houston's Museum of Fine Arts by 1957. Hogg then transformed her mansion into a de facto museum, accumulating one of the largest collections of American decorative art in the world. The nearly 5,000 masterly pieces range from furniture to ceramics, and in age from Colonial America all the way to the end the Civil War.
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    6003 Memorial Dr.
    Houston, TX US
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