Hours: Wed-Sun. 11am-6pm
Notes: Fun fact: This culturally diverse museum was formerly an auto shop, making the local and global art exhibits arguably the prettiest things you’ll ever see in an auto shop. With an emphasis on the fine arts that reflect the cultural diversity of Houston’s communities, the museum has held comprehensive exhibitions from Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Congo, South Africa, Czech Republic, Austria, Palestine, Iraq, India, Afghanistan, and Russia.
Hours: Wed-Fri noon-6pm; Sat 11am-5pm; Sun noon-3pm
Notes: This contemporary art museum serves H-town quite well, putting the spotlight on local and regional artists (as it should) and engaging the community with exhibitions that explore the aesthetic, critical, and social issues of our time. Admission is free for all exhibitions and public programs.
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm
Notes: Looking at all the cool stuff made of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and recycled materials is totally free at this craft museum; purchasing said cool stuff from the gift shop is totally not. Visit to see the full range of the creative process, see the living connection between how plant materials are grown and used in the Craft Garden, and check out the Resident Artist Hall to explore its artist studios.
Hours: Wed-Sat 11am-6pm (to 8pm on Thurs)
Notes: Hit this learning-driven museum experience to explore the culture of Africans and African Americans in Houston, the state of Texas, the southwest, and the African Diaspora. Look out for events that focus on everything from Black Feminism to the Impact of Legacies.