Art Museum of South Texas
The bay-front campus of the Art Museum of South Texas is itself a veritable work of art. The original brilliant white shellcrete structure opened in 1972 and was designed by world-renowned architect, post-modern master, Phillip Johnson. The museum's subsequent 2006 expansion into an equally elegant building peaked with small pyramids is the work of Mexican Modernist, Ricardo Legorreta. The majestic buildings feature floor-to-ceiling windows and many architectural touches that play off the South Texas sun and the Corpus Christi Bay.
This world-class facility focuses on regional art, but more importantly positions this art and the region in the greater global visual arts scheme. The museum's umbrella organization, (South Texas Institute for the Arts) The Institute offers diverse exhibition and educational programs that reflect the rich multicultural heritage of the region. Outreach and enrichment programs include bilingual gallery talks, artist residencies, videos, dance, theatrical and musical performances.
Located In Bayfront/Downtown
Sing your favorite karaoke song, show off your Texas two-step dancing skills or catch a baseball game at Whataburger Field. Corpus Christi’s bayfront/downtown area offers more than 1,200 hotel rooms, some of the city’s finest dining options, a marina and museums. The Marina Arts District in downtown features excellent eateries and the Corpus Christi Municipal Marina. This zone also includes the Sports, Entertainment and Arts District (SEA District) which includes the Museum of South Texas, the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, Concrete Street Amphitheater and Hurricane Alley Waterpark. McGee Beach located on the downtown seawall offers a beach that is perfect for children and fishing along the jetties.