Corpus Christi: Visit the Art Museum of South Texas


The Art Museum of South Texas is by itself a true work of art. Located in front of the bay, the original and brilliant white coated structure opened in 1972 and was designed by the world famous architect, postmodern master, Phillip Johnson. Later, the museum had an expansion in 2006 with a building likely elegant with small pyramids which is a work of the Mexican modernist Ricardo Legorreta. The majestic buildings have windows from floor to roof and many architectural details that play with the sun from South Texas and the Corpus Christi Bay.

This world-class facility is positioned as one of the most important museums within the scheme of visual arts in the area and worldwide.

The Institute offers different educational and exhibition programs that reflect the richness of the multicultural heritage of the region. The extension and enrichment programs include bilingual talks at the gallery, artists’ residencies, videos, dance spectacles, theater and musical.

The Permanent Collection of the Museum has more than 1,500 works of art in paintings, sculpture, engravings, drawings, collages, mixed techniques, ceramics and textiles. The Permanent Collection centers in fine arts and handicrafts from the Americas with special accent in Texas and the neighboring States.

This museum has a gift store and the Dobson Café where they serve delicious quiche, soups, salads, pasta, coffee and more.

More information:

Art Museum of South Texas
1902 North Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, TX. 78401
(361) 825-3500