We unexpectedly saw a lot of art in Houston during our August road trip. In looking for interesting things to do with the kids that were a short drive from the hotel and not too expensive, I came across the Art Car Museum and The Beer Can House on visithoustontexas.com.
The Beer Can House
The Beer Can House wasn’t open during the week, but a quick stop to see the outside from the street was worth it. According to the house’s website, “Ripley’s Believe It or Not estimated that over 50,000 cans adorn this monument to recycling.” In a quote on the website, creator John Milkovisch said, “I guess I just thought it was a good idea. And it’s easier than painting.”
The Art Car Museum
The Art Car Museum only had a few cars on display unfortunately. We were expecting more after seeing all the pictures on their website, but it was still a fairly interesting stop and, if we had not gone there, we may never have found out about a series of nearby sculptures that were the most interesting art we saw while in Houston.
One of the Car Art Museum employees told us about a spot a few minutes away where we could see sculptures of every one of the U.S. President’s heads. These are the work of artist David Adickes.
There were Beatles sculptures as well.
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