Texas Contemporary Art Fair 2011


The Texas Contemporary Show features presentations from more than 55 galleries and highlights contemporary work from the most innovative, progressive and driven artists in the world. The fair will focus on vanguard work, innovative dialogue and progressive programming addressing issues of energy and sustainability. 

As part of the fair, the Texas Contemporary Discussion Series will present informative discussions throughout the weekend with many topics reflecting the theme of energy and sustainability. Presentations will appeal to the savvy aficionado as well as the new collector, and will include topics such as: "The Collector, The Patron, and The Museum: Strategies for Collecting Today," a panel discussion organized by Alison de Lima Greene, MFAH curator of Contemporary Art and Special Projects in conjunction with contemporary@mfah; "Solar Nothing: One Artist’s Perspective on Diminishing Natural Resources" presented by artist Edgar Orlaineta of the Steve Turner Contemporary; and "Legitimizing Trash and Gentrifying Icky: Rediscovering Our Humanity by Dan Phillips," Smither Park artistic director and sustainable builder. For a detailed schedule of events, including lectures and tours, click here

Texas Contemporary will also be hosting a Young Professionals Night on Friday, Oct. 21, offering an opportunity to tour the fair followed by an after-party and gallery crawl at Isabella Court in Midtown. 

For a list of exhibition galleries, click here




George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010


One day tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door; three-day passes are $40 online and $45 at the door
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