PUBLIC OPENING “Theaster Gates: The Gift and The Renege” at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

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PUBLIC OPENING “Theaster Gates: The Gift and The Renege” at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

MAY 17 – OCTOBER 7, 2024: On view in the Brown Foundation Gallery at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, acclaimed Chicago-based artist shares large-scale paintings, sculptures, and installations in “The Gift and The Renege” that highlight the seen and unseen dynamics of Freedmen’s Town in Houston’s Fourth Ward. Throughout his career, Theaster Gates has soulfully elevated our understanding of Black labor, materials, place, and community to revitalize underrecognized neighborhoods by combining urban planning and a multifaceted art practice. His work powerfully highlights the true value Black spaces hold—although often devalued—as sites of American resilience, liberation, and redemption. Gates is a shape-shifter, a world-builder, and an artist who singularly connects the dots in both poetic and pragmatic ways. For over 20 years, he has worked to transform the Southside of Chicago through various initiatives aimed at preserving and continuing the neighborhood’s vital role as a site for Black creativity. His multifaceted practice, which demonstrates the dual importance of building community and exposing power structures, has made him one of the most significant artists working in our time.

MEMBER PREVIEW on THURSDAY, MAY 16 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Preview Gate’s large-scale tar paintings, sculptures, and installations highlighting the seen and unseen dynamics of Freedmen’s Town in Houston’s Fourth Ward. Members can enjoy complimentary beverages. For the Members-Only Code to RSVP and other questions regarding Memberships, please contact Lorielle Anderson, Development and Membership Manager, at landerson@camh.org or (713) 284-8264.

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Date:
May 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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https://camh.org/event/public-opening-theaster-gates-the-gift-and-the-renege/

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH)
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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(713) 284-8250
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