Art represents the triumph over chaos, just as pulled-pork donuts represent the triumph over dignity. Expand your tastes with today’s Groupon to Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get a one-year individual membership (a $75 value).
- For $49, you get a one-year household membership (a $100 value). The household membership is valid for two adults and any children.<p>
Each membership includes: * Reciprocal membership privileges at more than 450 museums across North America * Exclusive discounts at local Houston establishments * 10% off purchases at CAMH’s acclaimed The Museum Shop * 20% off all museum-produced publications * Subscription to the members-only quarterly cultural e-newsletter, CAMH Insider * Invitation to members-only events and exhibition previews<p>
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston rotates 8–10 exhibits through its two gallery spaces each year, presenting fresh perspectives that pose questions about art and the community. The intellectual adventure begins as patrons finger-paint each other’s cheeks and descend upon the museum’s sleek stainless-steel quadrant, designed by award-winning architect Gunnar Birkerts. Inside, the Zilkha Gallery currently showcases a five-channel video installation, Perspectives 176: Glen Fogel: With Me…You, which explores wedding and engagement rings that span four generations and countless trips to Mount Doom. In the second gallery, view a painting that incorporates three mediums—video projection, oil, and enamel—all brushed over linen in Donald Moffett’s Gold/Landscape #2.
Eager minds are also engaged by an active calendar chock-full of special events such as concerts and film screenings. Ongoing programs and education invite families and teens for talks and lectures by visiting artists, scholars, and scientists searching for art’s genome. Art-loving travelers can also reap the benefits at a slew of other museums across the country, including the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans. Additionally, members can apply their discounts toward artisan jewelry and educational toys at the gift shop, as well as museum publications such as Abstract Painting, Once Removed and Van Gogh’s Guide to Shaving.
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.
The Museum District
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006