AMST Survives Hurricane Hanna, Damages Being Assessed
Jul 27, 2020
Photo Credit: AMST staff
Photo Credit: Annie Rice/Corpus Christi Caller-Times
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Photo Credit: AMST staff
For Immediate Release: July 27, 2020
Distributed by Kirby Tello, AMST Marketing Coordinator
Corpus Christi, TX, July 2020:
Due to Hurricane Hanna, the Art Museum of South Texas sustained damages as a result of the major storm surge. As depicted through local and national news outlets, with both video and images, the Museum was in Hurricane Hanna’s direct path, as we are located on the Corpus Christi Bayfront.
On Saturday afternoon (July 25, 2020), AMST staff arrived onsite to further secure the building to prevent more water from entering the building. Corpus Christi City Manager, Peter Zanoni, and Councilwoman Paulette Guajardo were integral in responding to the Museum’s need for additional sandbag placement around the perimeter. We are very grateful for their expedient response during this major weather event.
Following the height of the Hurricane our staff returned to the Museum on Sunday. We started assessing the damage and will continue to uncover the full scope of the damages as this week progresses. We are glad to report that no art was damaged as a result of the AMST staff’s adherence to proper art care protocols.
Thankfully we can remain open to the public and will resume regular Museum hours on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
Thank you to the Corpus Christi community for their continued outpouring of concern and support.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum!
-Art Museum of South Texas
About The Art Museum of South Texas
The Mission of the South Texas Institute for the Arts (the Institute), doing business as the Art Museum of South Texas, is to operate educational facilities and an art museum which advance the awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of the visual arts for residents and visitors of South Texas.
To meet its educational mission, the Institute will present a variety of programs which include classes, lectures, films, performances, and other activities which inspire community interest in the visual arts. These programs will be offered at the Art Museum of South Texas, the Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center, and other outreach venues that serve the Institute’s mission.
In operating an art museum, the Institute will actively collect, conserve, exhibit, research, and interpret outstanding works of visual art with interest in art of the Americas and of the region.