Installation view of Andrea Geyer, Three Chants Modern at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2014. See it in More Real Than Reality Itself through September 21.

Installation view of Andrea Geyer, Three Chants Modern at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2014. See it in More Real Than Reality Itself through September 21.

Images from Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein which was on view at CAMH from October 1, 2011 - January 8, 2012. Learn more about the exhibition here.

Installation view of More Real Than Reality Itself. 

Installation view of More Real Than Reality Itself. 

Artist Matthew Sontheimer leading a tour of “Skin and Bones.” #museumexperience

Artist Matthew Sontheimer leading a tour of “Skin and Bones.” #museumexperience

Join us today from 11AM-3PM for Museum Experience at CAMH. We have fun for all ages activities including tours of “Skin and Bones,” Task-based games, and even a photo booth! Admission is free. See you soon! (at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston)

Join us today from 11AM-3PM for Museum Experience at CAMH. We have fun for all ages activities including tours of “Skin and Bones,” Task-based games, and even a photo booth! Admission is free. See you soon! (at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston)

If you haven’t seen More Real Than Reality Itself you have until September 21 to make your way to Museum and see video works by artists Andrea Geyer, Camille Henrot, Laure Prouvost, and A.L. Steiner.Learn about the exhibition here.

If you haven’t seen More Real Than Reality Itself you have until September 21 to make your way to Museum and see video works by artists Andrea Geyer, Camille Henrot, Laure Prouvost, and A.L. Steiner.

Learn about the exhibition here.

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art opens tonight at 6PM at the Walker Art Center! The opening reception will feature a series of performances by artists featured in the exhibition including Terry Adkin’s The Last Trumpet, Senga Nengudi’s Untitled (RSVP), Pope.L’s Costume Made of Nothing, and Jacolby Satterwhite’s Orifice. Admission is free!Learn more about the exhibition and tonights performance’s on the Walker’s website here.

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art opens tonight at 6PM at the Walker Art Center! The opening reception will feature a series of performances by artists featured in the exhibition including Terry Adkin’s The Last Trumpet, Senga Nengudi’s Untitled (RSVP), Pope.L’s Costume Made of Nothing, and Jacolby Satterwhite’s Orifice. Admission is free!

Learn more about the exhibition and tonights performance’s on the Walker’s website here.

Above: Stills from: 

Camille Henrot ,Grosse Fatigue, 2013. Vidéo (couleur, sonore) / Video (color, sound) 13 min. Musique originale de / Original music by Joakim Voix / Voice by Akwetey Orraca-Tetteh Texte écrit en collaboration avec / Text written in collaboration with Jacob Bromberg, Producteur / Producer : kamel mennour, Paris ; avec le soutien du / with the additional support of : Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin, ParisProduction: Silex Films, Lion d’argent - 55e Biennale de Venise / Silver Lion - 55th Venice Biennale, 2013. Projet développé dans le cadre du / Project conducted as part of the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship Program, Washington, D.C. Remerciements particuliers aux / Special thanks to: the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. © ADAGP Camille Henrot. Courtesy the artist, Silex Films and kamel mennour, Paris

WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT POETRY?

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Archive activist Kenneth Goldsmith introduces his guest edit for State of Literature Week by telling you why.

In 2003 the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presented Matthew Richie: Proposition Player, the artist’s first major museum exhibition. Proposition Player featured artworks created in 2002 and 2003, including a series of major installations made specifically for the soaring interiors of the CAMH. The exhibition highlighted Matthew Ritchie’s complex and imaginary story of the history of the universe as told through his monumental yet intricate paintings, drawings, sculpture, and digital animation.

Learn more about Proposition Player in Art21 website interview here.

Mattew Richie, Proposition Player, 2003. Installation view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas Photo by Hester + Hardaway, © Matthew Ritchie.

Debra Barrera, Poof (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1910), 2014. Graphite and oil pencil on paper, 11 5/8 x 11 3/16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas.See the work in CAMH’s upcoming exhibition Right Here, Right Now this Fall.

Debra Barrera, Poof (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1910), 2014. Graphite and oil pencil on paper, 11 5/8 x 11 3/16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas.

See the work in CAMH’s upcoming exhibition Right Here, Right Now this Fall.

Above: An Instagram photo by Daniel Rios Rodriguez of one of Trenton Doyle Hancock’s works included in his Step and Screw installation. ”When Torpedo-boy meets Guston’s hooded figures. Trenton Doyle Hancock, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston” -@danielriosrodriguez

Above: An Instagram photo by Daniel Rios Rodriguez of one of Trenton Doyle Hancock’s works included in his Step and Screw installation. 

When Torpedo-boy meets Guston’s hooded figures. Trenton Doyle Hancock, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston” -@danielriosrodriguez

Check out our new video featuring Trenton Doyle Hancock and Valerie Cassel Oliver discussing what you’ve been missing if you haven’t seen Hancock’s 20 year drawing survey, “Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing.” 

Huge thanks to Proud Pony International, who produced this incredible video.

Kenneth Goldsmith and Christian Bök speaking at CAMH. #camhouston #kennethgoldsmith #poetry #christianbök (at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston)

Kenneth Goldsmith and Christian Bök speaking at CAMH. #camhouston #kennethgoldsmith #poetry #christianbök (at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston)

The CAMH staff channels our inner Lebowski at Palace Lanes

Ditch the office garb, throw on a robe(figuratively), grab a drink, and hit the lanes. That’s what all of us at CAMH were thinking yesterday as the entire staff met at the historic Palace Lanes Bowling Alley for a few rounds of 10-pin to celebrate another year of putting on exciting exhibitions and programs at the Museum. There isn’t much that can be said about staff’s actual bowling skills, and we’ve decided we’re much better at throwing parties than bowling balls, so don’t expect to see a CAMH bowling team showing up at the next pro-am tournament. For now, we’ll just keep rolling out excellent exhibitions, events, and programs.

- Max Fields, Communications Associate