ArtCar Museum

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ArtCar Museum
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Art Car Museum - 140 Heights Blvd
ArtCar Museum is located in Texas
ArtCar Museum
Location within Texas
EstablishedFebruary 1998
LocationHouston, Texas
Coordinates29°46′19.56″N 95°23′49.56″W / 29.7721000°N 95.3971000°W / 29.7721000; -95.3971000
TypeArt museum
Collection sizeAutomobiles
Websitewww.artcarmuseum.com

The ArtCar Museum is a private museum of contemporary art located in Houston, Texas, United States. The museum, nicknamed the "Garage Mahal," opened in February, 1998. Its emphasis is on art cars, fine arts, and artists that are rarely seen in other cultural institutions. The museum's mission is to elevate awareness of the political, economic, and personal dimensions of art.

The museum was founded by Ann Harithas, artist and long-time supporter of the Art Car movement, and James Harithas, former director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and current director of the Station Museum, Houston, Texas.

The museum showroom celebrates the spirit of this post-modern age of car-culture, in which artists have remolded stock cars to the specifications of their own idiosyncratic images and visions. The museum features elaborate art cars, lowriders, and mobile contraptions, as well as exhibitions by local, national, and international artists.

It is located at 140 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007.

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