In addition to The Orange Show's Offerings... We LOVE these places:
American Folk Art Museum - New York, NY
The premier institution devoted to the aesthetic appreciation of traditional folk art and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States and abroad. The museum preserves, conserves, and interprets a comprehensive collection of the highest quality, with objects dating from the eighteenth century to the present.
American Visionary Art Museum - Baltimore, MD
An art museum in Baltimore, Maryland that specialized in the preservation and display of visionary art with a permanent collection of approximately 4,000 pieces including works by visionary artists Ho Baron, Nek Chand, Ted Gordon, Clyde Jones, Leo Sewell, Vollis Simpson and Ben Wilson.
Art Cars of Houston - Houston, TX
An organization that aims to encourage new art car artists / builders and increase year-round use of art cars through a variety of events, outings and workshops.
Art Car Museum - Houston, TX
A private institution dedicated to contemporary art, featuring exhibitions from local, national and international artists with an emphasis on art cars, other fine arts and artists that are rarely, if ever, acknowledged by other cultural institutions.
Aurora Picture Show - Houston, TX
A non-profit micro-cinema that presentat artist-made, non-commercial film and video. They are dedicated to expanding the cinematic experience and promoting the understanding and appreciation of moving image art.
Blaffer Art Museum - Houston, TX
Blaffer furthers the understanding of contemporary art through exhibitions, publications, and public programs of merit and distinction. As the gateway between the University of Houston and the City of Houston, Blaffer is a catalyst for creative innovation, experimentation, and scholarship.
Brewery Collectibles Club of America - Fenton, MO
The world's largest brewery collectibles club, boasting over 4,000 active members from all 50 states and 27 foreign countries. Members collect "brewriana" - or just about everything with a brewery name or brand on it including, of course, beer cans.
City Museum - St. Louis, MO
Houses in the 600,000 square-foot former International Show Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children's playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. The brainchild of internationally acclaimed artist Bob Cassilly, a classically trained sculptor and serial entrepreneur, the museum opened for visitors in 1997 to the riotous approval of young and old alike.
Diverseworks - Houston, TX
Diversworks is a non-profit art center dedicated to presenting new visual, performing, and literary art. DiverseWorks is a place where the process of creating art is values and where artists can test new ideas in the public arena. By encouraging the investigation of current artistic, cultural and social issues, DiverseWorks builds, educated and sustains audiences for contemporary art.
Fresh Arts - Houston, TX
A professional organization and artist resource center located in Houston's First Ward whose mission is to provide artists and non-profits access to economic development, continuing education, and networking opportunities to support their professional growth.
Houston Art Car Klub - Houston, TX
A "club" of like-minded individuals, many of whom own art cars, that get together on a regular basis to promote the art car culture in Houston.
Houston Arts Alliance - Houston, TX
A nonprofit arts organization that exists to enhance the quality of life and tourism in the Houston region by supporting and promoting the arts through programs, initiatives and alliances. HAA distributes over $3 million in grants to 220 nonprofit arts organizations and individual artists. In addition, HAA manages the city's civic art collection of 450 artworks, as well as new acquisitions.
Inuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art - Chicago, IL
Established in 1991, Intuit is the only nonprofit organization in the US that is dedicated solely to presenting self-taught and outsider art - with world class exhibitions, resources for scholars and students, a permanent collection with holdings of more than 1,100 works of art, and educational programming for people of all interest levels and backgrounds.
Lawndale Art Center - Houston, TX
One of the only institutions in Houston that is dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art with an emphasis on work by regional artists. Located at the edge of Downtown Houston in the Museum District, the organization utilizes its accessible location to present exhibitions, performances, lectures, film screenings and events, and offers an annual residency program to further the creative exchange of ideas among Houston's diverse communities.
Luna Parc - Montague, NJ
Luna Parc is a perpetual work-in-progress. Since 1989, the house and grounds have become and environmental sculpture park by artist, designer and King-o-Luna, Ricky Boscarino.
Menil Collection - Houston, TX
Located in Houston's Museum District, the Menil campus is anchored by Renzo Piano's first American building. This landmark structure houses on the the world's great (and growing) art collections. Here they display ever-changing exhibitions that range from antiquities to modern and contemporary art. Throughout the year they also present a full calendar of public programs and events.
Museum of Printing History - Houston, TX
Promotes, preserves and shares the knowledge of printed communication and art as the greatest contributor to the development of the civilized world and the continuing advancement of freedom and literacy.
National Endowment for the Arts - Washington, DC
The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.
Preservation Houston - Houston, TX
Promotes the preservation and appreciation of Houston's architectural and cultural historic resources through education, advocacy and committed action, thereby creating economic value and developing a stronger sense of community.