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Always something new to see at Art Museum of South Texas

Visitors at the Art Museum of South Texas view a piece from the facility’s permanent collection, which includes more than 1,850 works of art. Courtesy photo

By Jane Kathleen Gregorio

Its unique building design makes the Art Museum of South Texas a work of art itself and a must-see when visiting Corpus Christi. Renowned for art displays that capture the rich, multicultural heritage of the Americas, as well as the region of South Texas and Mexico, the museum offers a diverse assortment of exhibits, activities, and educational and outreach programs for all ages.

The museum is located in the Sports, Entertainment and Arts (SEA) District in downtown Corpus Christi. The building features iconic pyramid shapes outside and skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Corpus Christi Bay indoors.

AMST offers gallery walks, lectures, a variety of films, dance and theatrical performances, workshops, and a variety of activities for budding artists of all ages. The shop at the museum’s entrance carries an inspiring display of unique gifts, cards, and books.

Since its inception in the 1940s, the Art Museum of South Texas has expanded its diverse collection, which now contains more than 1,850 works of art. Installations are rotated between galleries at the museum, the Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center on the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus, and through loans to other institutions. The museum also brings in visiting exhibits on a regular basis.

An online database of its art pieces is currently in the works and will be updated regularly until the entire collection is online.

Health and safety measures in compliance with COVID-19 mandates are being followed rigorously. All visitors and employees must wear face coverings. The museum also is implementing the following protocols:

maintaining a physical distance of at least 6 feet between guests

hand-sanitizing stations throughout the museum

acrylic barriers for gift shop and security desk staff The Art Museum of South Texas is located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Corpus Christi. It is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 361-825-3500 or visit the website.

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