HOUSTON - Houston is one of the country's most diverse cities and one of the city's most interesting characteristics is its many museums, which showcase world-renowned works of art and dynamic exhibitions.
One museum in particular combines works of contemporary art and an element of popular culture: automobiles.
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Houston's Art Car Museum is located in the Heights neighborhood.
It opened its doors in February 1998 and was founded by Ann and James Harithas.
"There should be a place where people can see art cars year-round instead of just waiting for the one day parade," Alicia Duplan, the Assistant Director of The Art Car Museum, said. "It has become such an institution, in fact, here in Houston."
"They should be shown with fine art," Duplan said.
Every year, the museum hosts an open call exhibition.
"Our director, Noah Edmondson, always picks a hot-button topic," Duplan said. "We've had a gun show, we've had a God show, we've had a reincarnation exhibit."
This year's exhibit is called "Trump THIS!"
"There's no curating, there's no fee for people to enter and we do it once a year," Duplan said.
The Art Car Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information, visit artcarmuseum.com.
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