Houston, Art Car Museum
The Artcar Museum is a private institution dedicated to contemporary art. It is an exhibition forum for local, national, and international artists.
Its emphasis is on art cars, other fine arts, and artists that are rarely, if ever, acknowledged by other cultural institutions. The museum’s goal is to encourage the public’s awareness of the cultural, political, economic, and personal dimensions of art. The Museum features the most imaginative, elaborate, and artfully constructed art cars, low riders, and mobile contraptions, as well as displaying exhibitions of art by local, national, and international artists of all media.
The Artcar Museum, or “Garage Mahal” as many know it, opened in February 1998. It was founded by Ann Harithas, artist and long-time supporter of the Art Car movement, and James Harithas, former director of the Corcoran Museum, Washington, D.C.
The Museum showroom celebrates the spirit of this post-modern age of car-culture, in which individuals have remolded the factory-model sameness of their automobiles to the specifications of their own idiosyncratic images and visions.
Whether a Cadillac, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, or Ford, no model or make can outrun the Art Car Movement.
140 Heights Blvd Houston, Texas