Lecture + Catalogue Signing: Jenni Sorkin

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Annabeth Rosen in Context: Ceramics in the 1980s and Beyond Since the early 1980s, Annabeth Rosen has made ceramic sculpture that utilizes accumulation as a primary approach to form building. A prolific and gifted artist, Rosen is underknown but significant: she is one of the few women ceramists to make large-scale biomorphic forms using a …

Performance: Texas Noise and Ambience

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Texas Noise and Ambience is an ongoing interdisciplinary sound series that spotlights the works of Ambient, Drone, and Noise-based musicians currently located and performing in the state of Texas. Through the use of synthesizers, electronics, processing devices, and computer hardware/software, each artist both organically and inorganically embeds layers of live sound deftly executing a unique …

Gallery Talk: Art at Noon with David Dove and Jones

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

FREE | Join David Dove and Justin Jones of Nameless Sound as they facilitate Sonic Meditations by Pauline Oliveros, the late American composer who created the 1974 score Telepathic Improvisation that serves as the namesake for the new major moving image work by Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz featured in the exhibition "Telepathic Improvisation." Dove …

Screening | On the Waterfront

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Join us for a special screening of Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront, one of artist Annabeth Rosen’s favorite films. Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in a masterpiece of urban poetry. It is a raggedly emotional tale of individual failure and social corruption. On the Waterfront was …

Open Studio: Finger-painted Patterns

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Get inspired by the drawings of artist ANNABETH ROSEN and experiment with creating FINGER-PAINTED PATTERNS on paper and cardboard. BONUS: Return with your BUNDLE from October’s OPEN STUDIO and add a pattern to the surface of your sculpture! ABOUT OPEN STUDIO CAMH's Open Studio events feature drop-in, hands-on activities that tie-in to the exhibitions on …

HCCC Members-Only Exhibition Tour at CAMH

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Please join HCCC for a members-only tour of Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Beginning with an introduction from CAMH Education and Public Programs Director Felice Cleveland, the evening will include an in-depth look at this incredible exhibition of ceramic sculpture and offer members an opportunity to see craft …

Teen Council | Film & Performance

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Local Houston teens share new theatrical works, experimental film, and new media performances as they explore how these concepts blur and relate to each other.

Open Studio: Glitter Globes

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Still no snow in Houston? Join us to celebrate the season by making a Glitter Globe. Create your own miniature world of swirling and shimmering “snow.” About Open Studio CAMH’s Open Studio events feature drop-in, hands-on activities that tie-in to the exhibitions on view. You’ll explore imaginative concepts inspired by world-renowned artists who show at …

Exhibition Opening | Christopher Knowles: In a Word

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Celebrate the opening of "Christopher Knowles: In a Word," his most comprehensive exhibition to date. The exhibition spans wide array of mediums—text, sound, painting, drawing, sculpture, and recorded performance. The work in the exhibition records and reorders the everyday materials around us using incantatory rhythms and repetition. Beverages will be available for purchase at our …

In Conversation | Anthony Elms

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Learn more about the exhibition "Christopher Knowles: In a Word" during a gallery walk-through with Anthony Elms, Chief Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. This exhibition is Knowles’s most comprehensive to date and spans many mediums including text, sound, painting, drawing, sculpture, and recorded performance. Following the program, the …

Open Studio: Design a Diorama

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Stage a scene inspired by Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz’s Telepathic Improvisation. Design a Diorama of a theatrical stage for human and non-human performers.

Gamson Artist Lecture Series: Mary Weatherford

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

CAMH continues the Gamson Artist Lecture Series, bringing world-renowned contemporary art voices to Houston to discuss the process and inspiration behind their work and what it means to be a contemporary artist working today. Artist Mary Weatherford, the subject of an upcoming retrospective at CAMH in 2019 will join us to share images, inspiration, music, …

Opening Reception: Dissent and Desire

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Celebrate the opening of Dissent and Desire featuring documentary photographs by Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh that chronicle contemporary LGBTQ+ life in Delhi, India. Beverages will be available for purchase at our cash bar. The exhibition depicts 48 color photographs that chronicle contemporary LGBTQ+ life in Delhi, India. Gupta and Singh’s project masterfully enables the …

Talk: In Praise of Blatant Images with Andy Campbell

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Join Andy Campbell, Assistant Professor of Critical Studies at the USC-Roski School of Art and Design and former Critic-in-Residence at the Core Program for a lecture that will consider the series of photography workshops held on women’s lands called “ovulars” (in contra to the “seminar”) alongside the short-lived annual magazine, The Blatant Image, as mutually …

Talk: The Artist and the Institution

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

The Artist and the Institution: Contemporary and Future Practices Steven Evans, Artist and Executive Director of Fotofest International, moderates a conversation between Hrag Vartanian, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hyperallergic and Sharon Louden, Artist and Editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books. They will discuss the contemporary and future practices of …

Gallery Talk: Art at Noon with Henk Rossouw

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Join Henk Rossouw, a poet and visiting assistant professor in the University of Houston’s Honors College to learn more about the materiality of language in Christopher Knowles: In a Word. Rossouw will speak about the enticement of poetry outside the frame of the book, the role of everyday urban repetitions—the chorus of the city, and …

Workshop: Words & Art

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Join us as we explore Christopher Knowles: In a Word. Using prompts, group discussion, and your imagination, we’ll delve deeply into the artist’s world through stories and poems. The workshop is free and open to all writing levels. For the participants that would like to be a featured reader at the Words & Art Reading, …

Open Studio: Make Valentines

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Write it down! MAKE VALENTINES inspired by Christopher Knowles’s text-based works while responding to surrealist parlor game prompts from CAMH’s Teen Council members. About Open Studio CAMH’s Open Studio events feature drop-in, hands-on activities that tie-in to the exhibitions on view. You’ll explore imaginative concepts inspired by world-renowned artists who show at the Museum by …

Performance: Musiqa

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

In conjunction with the exhibition Christopher Knowles: In a Word, Musiqa presents a special concert inspired by his work and poetry. The program includes String Quartet No. 5 by Michael Nyman and Diacritical Marks by Nico Muhly and will be performed by the following personnel: Natalie Lin and Samuel Park on violin; Erica Schwartz on …

QFest and CAMH Present MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Houston Premiere! MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW is the deeply moving story of Laila, a rebellious young woman (played unforgettably by Kalki Koechlin) with cerebral palsy who leaves her sheltered life in India for college in New York City. This coming-of-age story shows an unexpected love story and follows the lead character on a remarkable journey …

82 Shades of Jim Boone

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Celebrate National Poetry Month with gay poet Jim Boone, a 2012 nominee for US Poet Laureate. Boone, known as the Poem Hunter, writes in free verse style that has a rhythm, but not a fixed meter. And poetry just makes everything sweeter. (See what we did there? We rhymed. Like a poe…nevermind.) https://www.facebook.com/events/323075695014766/

Opening Ceremony for Stonewall 50

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

This much-anticipated exhibition assembles a local, national, international, and multi-generational group of artists whose work offers a snapshot of the complexion, interests, and activities of queer and allied communities. The CAM will be filled with painting, photography, video, sculpture, performance, and media that look back at the Stonewall Riots and look forward to our future. …

Art at Noon with Annise Parker

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Join the former Houston Mayor for a discussion of the exhibition Stonewall 50 and the state of current LGBTQ issues in our city. This talk is a walk-through the gallery and if there’s anyone who can speak about how gay rights have changed in 50 years, it’s Parker. Expect a big turnout, so hit it …

Up Rising: A Night of Dance Commemorating Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Up Rising: A Night of Dance Commemorating Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary is a gathering of Houston’s most visible LGBTQ dance artists and community members in a celebration of the achievements and hard-fought successes of the gay rights movement over the past fifty years. In response to the exhibition Stonewall 50, Rebecca French and collaborators will bring …

A Night of Dance Commemorating Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX

Choreographer Rebecca French and her collaborators bring together jazz, contemporary, ballet, and hip hop dance styles with a range of music and costumes, including drag performance in Up Rising, a dance to celebrate the achievements and hard-won successes of the gay rights movement. https://www.facebook.com/events/1087612501440702/

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