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Art Car Museum

Neighbourhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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Address: 140 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007-3729
Phone Number:
+1 713-861-5526
Today
11:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The Art Car Museum is a private institution dedicated to contemporary art....

The Art Car Museum is a private institution dedicated to contemporary art. It is an exhibition forum for local, national, and international artists with an emphasis on art cars, other fine arts and artists that are rarely, if ever, acknowledged by other cultural institutions. The museum's goal is to encourage the public's awareness of the cultural, political, economic and personal dimensions of art.

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Fun stop - more than cars

We stopped here after the Degas exhibit at the HMFA. This was a vastly different side of the art world, both of which should be enjoyed. This is more than art cars and is worthy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
beachboywantabe
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The imagination runs away with all different themes.Must see. May cars have sculpture like additions..For sure these cars are not street worthy.

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Thank SharonMIz
Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here after the Degas exhibit at the HMFA. This was a vastly different side of the art world, both of which should be enjoyed. This is more than art cars and is worthy of at least a one hour visit. The staff was very friendly. No admission charge.

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Thank beachboywantabe
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They had a VW bug sized animal made of spoons. Lots of inventive displays which change frequently. No admission charge but donations appreciated.

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Thank Nrskdd
The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little museum tucked into a commercial neighborhood. There was more artwork than cars - a bit different than what I was expecting. The art was interesting, though. The best part of the museum was the documentary on art cars and the artists who make them. It was fascinating! Unfortunately there were several families, and the room was not closed... More 

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Thank Ellary M
Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I had family come in from out of town. The had never seen Art cars. They have 5 on exhibit. In addition, they have alot of video history and art car enthusiasts.

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Thank John T
Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This eccentric museum is a small, yet adorable museum tucked away in the Heights area of Houston contains rotating exhibits of various art cars. There is no entrance fee. The Houston Art Car parade takes place every April, so you'll be able to see most of the other art cars that have been on display

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Thank Matt B
Belvidere, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is a nice little museum five cars and many pieces of art on the walls. Video of the Art Car Parade. Can't beat the price, free.

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Thank Laurel F
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A small rotating collection of fantastic art cars draws me back to the Art Car Museum on a regular basis. But unexpected art exhibits that change out every 3 months with a variety of themes are what bring back the crowds. Each new show has a social opening with food and wine and plenty of artists to hobnob with. The... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We went there just for time pass, we were expecting more vintage cars there but instead get 2-3 cars with amazing art on it. 2 people run this and entry is free here, they just promote artists who live their dreams. They have these small documentaries of various cars they have along with artists who have done some mind blowing... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Houston is home to the country's first Art Car Parade (which is hosted by the Orange Show) and home to one of the country's only art car museums. How do I know all this? Thanks to research I did while writing my children's book about an art car. The museum is a cool place to see "outside the box" artwork.... More 

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