SNAP clients get in free to Art Museum of South Texas
SNAP card holders can visit the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi for free. The program is in association with Museums for All, a national program that encourages people of all backgrounds to visit museums.
“The cost of museum admission can be a barrier for many low-income families,” states the Museum for All website. “With a year-round open door policy, Museums for All invites low-income visitors to feel welcome at cultural institutions.”
More than 600 institutions in 48 states participate in the initiative.
Museum visitors that present a SNAP food assistance Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card at the admission desk in the Corpus Christi museum will be able to bring in four people, including the card holder, for a free visit.
Along with its permanent collection, the museum usually has several traveling or temporary exhibits for limited periods of time. Currently on display are:
- Luster: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting, a bright collection of realistic paintings of motorcycles and automobiles featuring more than 55 pieces by 15 artists; through Sept. 12
- William Wilhelmi: A Crescendo in Clay, a retrospective of the 50-year career of world-renowned Corpus Christi artist William “Bill” Wilhelmi; through Nov. 28
- TAMU-CC Art + Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition, which features works by 15 acclaimed artists in two galleries in the museum; through Sept. 19
The museum’s permanent collection contains 1,850 works, including paintings, photographs, sculptures, glass, ceramics, crafts, and large-installation pieces. Works are rotated on a regular basis.
The Art Museum of South Texas is located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Corpus Christi. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays.
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