Without art, the human impulse to display eye-catching images would result in futile efforts to frame the Grand Canyon and put the Great Wall up on a wall. Appreciate landmark art with today’s Groupon to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get a one-year household membership (a $100 value).
- For $35, you get a one-year individual membership (a $75 value).
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is a noncollecting museum which showcases rotating exhibitions of established and contemporary art free to the public. The Zilkha Gallery’s Perspectives 174: Re: Generation (through June 26) explores technology and identity through paintings, sculpture, video, and other media created by Houston-area teens. Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom (through July 10) links art, technology, and communication by gathering works from three decades in the career of the multimedia artist and experimental filmmaker. The individual membership affords such benefits as free-drink tickets at exhibition openings and a 10% discount at The Museum Shop. A subscription to the museum’s quarterly cultural newsletter, "CAMH Insider," keeps members abreast of upcoming installations and velvet-rope curb alerts. Members also receive discounts at participating businesses, a personal membership card, and other perks.
The household membership entails all of the benefits of an individual membership, as well as discounts at other participating museums and 20% off museum-produced publications. The museum also recognizes household members in the "CAMH Insider" to prove to bullying arboretums that they do too have friends.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Designed by award-winning architect Gunnar Birkerts, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's stainless steel building safeguards a multitude of work designed to intellectual engage viewers and invoke complex reactions. The museum's two galleries, the Brown Foundation Gallery and the Zilkha Gallery, collectively host 8–10 free exhibitions every year.
The Brown Foundation spotlights work by internationally renowned artists and pieces organized around themes; past exhibits include a Kiki Smith survey and a showcase of performance art by black artists. The Zilkha, meanwhile, hosts the museum's Perspective Series, which gathers the work of emerging artists. The museum's Teen Council curates a biyearly edition of Perspectives, unveiling work by young, Houston-area artists that mine for deeper feelings than the normal teenage angst toward parents, teachers, and singing animatronic bears. The Teen Council also contributes to the museum's numerous programs, which include lectures and discussions for each show, as well as Musiqa concerts based on each Brown Foundation Gallery exhibition.
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006