Art Galleries in Houston

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Houston's Best Art Galleries | Contemporary Art Galleries in Houston

Houston consists of a number of art galleries and museums which have on display different types of artwork such as paintings, sketches and sculptures, created by local, national and international artists. There are permanent and travelling exhibitions for the public to see and many of these galleries offer educational programs, along with events such as lectures, interactive sessions with artists, workshops and more. Moreover, many art galleries in Houston charge no admission fee and have parking facilities on or near the property.

Here is the list of 11 Art Galleries in Houston

1. McClain Gallery, Houston

McClain Gallery, Houston

Established around 1980, the McClain Gallery focuses mainly on American as well as European contemporary and modern art, and its exhibitions feature work of many 20th century artists along with many current day ones. It also promotes the work of many Texas-based artists.

Address: 2242 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098, United States
Timings: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Tuesday- Friday), 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Saturday), Sunday- Monday closed

2. Czech Centre Museum Houston, Houston

Czech Centre Museum Houston, Houston

Spread out over an area of 20,000 square feet, the Czech Center Museum Houston or the Czech Cultural & Community Center is a multifunctional cultural organization which is dedicated towards the preservation, celebration and education of Czech and Slovakian art, history and culture.

Address : 4920 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
Timings : 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Monday- Saturday), Sunday closed
Admission Fee : USD 6 (general admission), USD 3 (ages 13 to 18)
Collections : Crystal, Porcelain & Pottery, Folk Art, Paintings & Posters

3. Houston Center for Photography, Houston

Houston Center for Photography, Houston

Opened in the year 1981, the Houston Center for Photography is a major fine art organization that specialises in photography. Though it started out small, the Center has become quite popular owing to its numerous permanent and rotating exhibitions and displays which feature diverse work by different artists.

Address : 1441 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006, United States
Timings : 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (Wednesday- Thursday, Saturday- Sunday), 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Friday), Monday- Tuesday closed
Admission Fee : None

4. Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston

Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston

The Houston Museum of African American Culture seeks to promote the African American culture, especially through art. The museum, which was earlier known as the Houston African American Museum, has on a display a multitude of art works created by members of the community that depict various aspects of the culture and life.

Address : 4807 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
Timings : 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (Friday- Saturday)
Admission Fee : None

5. Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

Founded in 1948, the Contemporary Arts Museum- Houston is a not-for-profit and non- collecting organization that works towards promoting contemporary art. The museum houses an extensive collection of contemporary art works of the present and recent past, as well as exhibits of other visual arts. It is known for its various permanent and changing exhibitions, programs and events which provide an interactive experience to visitors.

Established : 1948
Address : 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, United States
Timings : 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (Tuesday- Wednesday, Friday), 10:00 am to 9:00 pm (Thursday), 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Saturday), 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Sunday), Monday closed

6. Lawndale Art Center, Houston

Lawndale Art Center, Houston

Founded in the year 1979, Lawndale Art Center in Houston started out as a studio space for graduate students to paint, sculpt or practise their art, and is today a non-profit organisation featuring contemporary art by local artists. Situated within a 1930s Art Deco building, the museum puts on display exhibits by hundreds of artists every year and also hosts informal talks, special events and benefits.

Opened : 1979
Address : 4912 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
Admission Fee : None
Special Events : The Big Show, Design Fair, Day of the Dead etc.

7. The Menil Collection, Houston

The Menil Collection, Houston

The Menil Collection in Neartown Houston is both a private art collection as well as the museum itself that houses thousands of paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs, rare books and more. Opened to the public in 1987, the museum contains different works by Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, pop and contemporary art by Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, as well as antiquities of Medieval, Byzantine and tribal art, amongst others.

Address : 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006, United States
Opened : 1987
Designed By : Renzo Piano
Timings : 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (Wednesday- Sunday), Monday- Tuesday closed
Admission Fee : None

8. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts happens to be oldest art museum in the state and one of the biggest in the United States. It is situated in the Houston Museum District and houses an extensive collection of art work (over 70,000 pieces) coming from six continents and dating between the antiquity period and the present.

Established : 1900
Address : 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, United States
Timings : 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (Wednesday), 11:00 am to 9:00 pm (Thursday), 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (Friday- Saturday), 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm (Sunday), Monday- Tuesday closed
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens Timings : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Tuesday to Saturday), 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Sunday), Monday closed

9. Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston

Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston

The Station Museum of Contemporary Art in Houston’s Third Ward area is an organization which aims to showcase works of fine art or contemporary art, especially those that depict Houston’s rich culture. The various exhibitions from India, Russia, Congo, Colombia, Peru and other nations portray work by local, national and international artists and put into question numerous social constructs.

Founded : 2001
Address : 1502 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
Timings : 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (Wednesday-Sunday), Monday- Tuesday closed
Admission Fee : None

10. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston

The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft or the HCCC was founded in the year 2001 and has since worked towards educating people about craft; about its history, process and product. It focuses specifically on art work made from glass, metal, wood, clay, fiber, and other recycled materials.

Established : 2001
Address : 4848 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, United States
Admission Fee : None
Exhibitions : In Residence: 13th Edition, Forms of Inheritance: The Works of Anna Mayer, Light Charmer: Neon and Plasma in Action, Treachery of Material: The Surrealist Impulse in Craft etc.

11. Blaffer Art Museum, Houston

Blaffer Art Museum, Houston

Situated within the University of Houston’s Arts District, the Blaffer Art Museum was established in 1973 and is a contemporary art museum. It is known for its various exhibitions that feature artwork by international and national artists and well as artists from the university.

Address : 4173 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77004, United States
Timings : 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Wednesday- Sunday), Monday- Tuesday closed
Established : 1973
Original Name : Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery

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