September 29- October 2, 2016
Texas Contemporary, Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings the country’s best galleries to the area’s discerning collector base. Featuring a range of works and mediums, Texas Contemporary presents what is new in art as well as a focused representation of interests for this unique city.
Last year, Texas Contemporary’s 15,000 visitors, the Houston Chronicle’s “savvy crowd of collectors, dealers, curators and artists,” were met with dazzling ON-SITE installations, a robust schedule of talks, tours, and events, and access to the best in modern and contemporary art from around the world presented by the country’s top dealers. The fifth edition of Texas Contemporary also welcomed the launch of the fair’s dynamic partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs at The Mexican Consulate in Houston. Curated by Leslie Moody Castro, independent curator based in Mexico City, The Other Mexico highlighted Mexico City’s ground-breaking arts scene and aimed to make a tangible connection between the cities of Houston and Mexico City.
2016 will continue the fair’s relationship with Mexico City’s art scene and it’s notable partnerships with Texas’ finest institutions and museums. Texas Contemporary is excited to welcome back the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston as the fair’s Preview Beneficiary. With the support of the Houston community and the city’s galleries and institutions, Texas Contemporary looks forward to returning to the George R. Brown Convention Center for what looks to be the most compelling year yet.
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
The George R. Brown Convention Center was opened on the east side of downtown Houston amid great civic celebration on September 26, 1987. The center was named for the late Houston entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist George R. Brown.
On July 28, 2001, ground was broken on a joint project to seamlessly expand the convention center to 1,800,000 square feet. Three exhibit halls were added to increase exhibition space from 451,500 square feet to 853,500 square feet.