Dive into exciting international, national & regional art at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Photo courtesy of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Scope out exhibitions by national and international artists as well as established and emerging artists at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

Located in the heart of the Museum District, the long-standing museum features revolving exhibitions of modern art on the building’s two floors of gallery space, which offer six to eight exhibitions each year.

Founded in 1948, the Museum prides itself on presenting new art and documenting its role in modern life through exhibitions, lectures, original publications, and a variety of educational programs and events.

Photo courtesy of Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

CAMH Layout

This highly recognizable stainless steel building was designed for the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston by the award-winning architect Gunnar Birkerts and opened in 1972.

Check out exhibitions presented in The Brown Foundation Gallery for work by leading internationally-recognized artists working at the vanguard of contemporary art, as well as thematic exhibitions organized around questions central to the nature of art and life today.

Or head downstairs to the Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery, where you’ll find the focus is on work by established artists as well as those who are emerging and early in their careers.

Be sure to hit the Museum Shop, which offers yet another art-centric experience for visitors through an array of curated merchandise—the purchase of which goes to support CAMH programs and operations.

Click here for a list of current and upcoming exhibitions and events.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

  • Location: 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
  • Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10am to 7pm; Thursday 10am to 9pm; Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday noon to 6pm; closed Monday.
  • Parking: Free lot and street parking is available in the surrounding area
  • Admission: No cover.
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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.