Check out Houston’s Art Galleries!

We know Houston has a plethora of very exciting and diverse museums, covering a range of subjects from art, history, science and beyond. We can’t wait for AAMers to arrive so that we can show off our great city and fantastic museum community.

In addition, we are excited to showcase our splendid art gallery scene.  For those that weren’t aware, Houston is home to a wide array of outstanding art. From emerging to internationally acclaimed artists, fine art photography to ceramics, whatever your preference, chances are you’ll find it in Houston’s galleries.

In preparation for the American Association of Museums 2011 Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo™, the Local Host Committee has gone the extra mile to reach out to many of Houston’s galleries to ensure that they know about AAM coming to Houston so that they are prepared to be open (and exhibiting) for the duration of the conference.

Participating galleries will be listed in a handout that will be made available in the Hospitality Lounge for all attendees. The Hospitality Lounge serves as our distribution center for information on Houston area hot spots and must see and dos.

Houston Art Galleries – if you haven’t heard from us or a member of our art gallery outreach task force about our efforts and would like to participate, please send a message, along with details of your plans and hours to albert@aamhouston.org by May 6.  If you have any questions, please call Albert at 713.353.1570.

AAM Attendees – We encourage you to venture out and see all that Houston has to offer!  After all, May is HOUSTON ARTS MONTH!  Pick up the list of art galleries (many that are holding special hours just for you!) in the Hospitality Lounge located on the 3rd floor of the George R. Brown Convention Center and set sail. 

If you are going to be in town on Saturday, May 21, from 4 – 8 pm, a group of art gallery owners are hosting a special FREE tour of some of Houston’s hottest gallery spots. More details regarding this tour are still to come and will be made available later this week on this blog. In the meantime, feel free to RSVP for the tour by emailing albert@aamhouston.org. Space is limited, so please act soon!

–Albert Sanchez, AAM Houston 2011 Conference Intern

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