Letter from director
Welcome to the Art Museum of South Texas website! I hope that you will find all the information you need to connect with us online or plan your next visit to the Museum.
If you have not visited us before, I hope you will come soon. While exploring the art opportunities, our location is also one of the best places to watch ships come and go since we are on Corpus Christi Bay where the ship channel enters the Port of Corpus Christi.
Another great feature of the Museum is our architecture. The building is the most important architectural landmark in the City. It was created by two internationally famous architects. The original 1972 building was designed by New York architect, Philip Johnson, and the 2006 addition was designed by Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico City.
There are so many activities, exhibitions and special programs for all ages and interests offered at our Museum. I am sure you will find plenty of opportunities to engage and explore the visual arts in our numerous galleries. The special exhibitions usually change quarterly. The permanent collection installations, focused on “Art of the Americas,” change periodically.
In addition to the galleries, we have an amazing Gift Shop where you can find unique items. And Hester’s Café in the Museum is the best place in Corpus Christi to enjoy lunch, Saturday brunch, or a beverage and dessert. For children and those young at heart, the Creation Station features an array of hands-on activities and educational interactives to enjoy.
We also welcome your support through joining our membership, participating in one of the special groups, supporting the regular fundraisers, or making a donation. All these opportunities are highlighted on the website.
Please let us know if we can help you get to know the Art Museum of South Texas better. I hope to see you at the Museum.
Joe Schenk, Former Director
Art Museum of South Texas