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Art Car Museum

Neighbourhood: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
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Address: 140 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007-3729
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+1 713-861-5526
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11:00 - 18:00
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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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Why wait for the art car parade?

You can now see many of the regulars of this classic houston event in this year round exhibit. You'll be amazed what people have done with old buckets of rust.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tony H
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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had planned our whole 3 hour trip to come see this Museum, mostly because of the reviews & pictures of cars. One thing, none of the reviews addressed was that there were only 3 cars and the rest was art work. My son is a car enthusiast and we were looking for a day trip to take my grandson... More 

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Thank Brynn H
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can now see many of the regulars of this classic houston event in this year round exhibit. You'll be amazed what people have done with old buckets of rust.

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Thank Tony H
Taylors, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanting to do something completely different while on vacation, our merry little band went to the Art Car Museum. The gallery has more than just cars but other art in various media. I would like to have seen more cars, but those that were there were most impressive. I LOVED the car called Phantoms. Even the building is a work... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 8 January 2017 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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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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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