I visited the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston next in my series of Houston museums.
First of, I must say that I was not impressed with this museum. I didn’t find the “art” that impressive, but as the old saying goes… Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so I’ll let you be the judge.
These first two photos are pretty cool objects, but nothing more than what a good wood craftsman could have made.
This piece reminds me of an antique speaker.
I have no idea what this piece is to represent. It looks like a tent that got caught in a bad wind storm.
This large lamp looking object reminds me of a jellyfish.
Although a nice looking chair, albeit an uncomfortable one, I fail to see the significance as a piece of art to be put on display.
This next display was confusing at best. My instinct was to say it reminded me of something Native American.
This piece had a button that when pushed would raise the silver bridge part in the middle. It raised quite slowly and had the most annoying noise. Then after it was fully upright, pushing the button would cause it to lower, with the same annoying noise.
These stones looked nice on the lit table.
Here are some pictures that actually reminded me of art.
Here’s another painting that I liked, but it was more a collection of images and not a painting at all.
These pieces had nice color to them, but quite honestly could be found in any elementary school finger painting class.
This last piece of “art” on display was a ten dollar bill that was found while the “artist” was searching for his lost car keys in the surf with his toes.
If found money qualifies as art, then I have found a lot of “art” in my lifetime. I actually found a penny the other day, so maybe that qualifies on a lesser scale, lol.
My final review of the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston is to take a pass. Although it was free, I would have been pissed if I had paid to view this “art”. There were many other things on display, but none worthy of a photo to share with you.
I did leave a small contribution because, honestly, I don’t know how they manage to keep the doors open when displaying this quality of “art”.
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Quite interesting review…as you said it is in the eyes
Of the beholder! :-). While I enjoy looking at contemporary
Designs and bright colors, I must agree that most of
the designs featured could have been done by a fairly creative
person with a little time on their hands!
I’m thinking you should add a pic to one of your poems,
include a frame and submit!
What’s the next museum?
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I haven’t decided on the next one but the Museum of Fine Arts is on my list for next Thursday when it’s free and they have a Happy Hour on their patio with a DJ and a Taco Truck. You’re welcome to come along if you’re in town. 🙂