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About Art Museum of South Texas


The bayfront structure of the Art Museum of South Texas is a work of art itself. The original brilliant white shellcrete structure opened in 1972 and was designed by world-renowned architect, post-modern master, Philip Johnson. The museum's subsequent 2006 expansion into an equally elegant building peaked with small pyramids, is the work of Mexican Modernist architect of international fame, Ricardo Legorreta.

The majestic buildings feature floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights and many architectural touches that play off the South Texas sun and sparkling Corpus Christi Bay.

This world-class facility focuses on regional art and art of the Americas, but more importantly positions this museum and the region in the greater global visual arts world. The Art Museum of South Texas offers diverse exhibition and educational programs that reflect the rich multicultural heritage of the region. Outreach and enrichment programs include gallery talks, artist residencies, videos, dance as well as theatrical and musical performances. Open six days a week, the Art Museum advances the awareness, knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for all who visit South Texas.

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