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South Texas Institute for the Arts

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Address: 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX
Phone Number: 361/825-3500
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A striking, all white building on the water, this art museum was voted one...
A striking, all white building on the water, this art museum was voted one of the best in southern Texas. Although permanent exhibits feature art from the region, the museum is known for its rotating exhibits of fine art work in different mediums.
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Must visit the art musuem

loved the artworks, the Hester's Bakery was fun to eat at. The food is healthy but delicious, I had the turkey sandwich, and my husband had the roast beef sandwich. The huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

loved the artworks, the Hester's Bakery was fun to eat at. The food is healthy but delicious, I had the turkey sandwich, and my husband had the roast beef sandwich. The huge windows in the bakery made me want to stay the rest of the afternoon. We could see dolphins swimming and they were not that far away. The museum... More 

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Los Gatos
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323 reviews 323 reviews
75 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Beautiful physical interior. Great for the showing of the various art pieces. The architecture was one of the nicer parts of the museum especially the great views of the waterfront. The art was nothing particularly memorable but worth looking at. We really enjoyed the Christmas tree displays from various school groups from around the world and spent a great deal... More 

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Iowa
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173 reviews 173 reviews
47 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

No major masterpieces here but a nice collection of Texas inspired paintings and sculptures. For an $8 admission, it was worth the time to go through and check out.

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Austin, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This time, we stopped in to see the Rock and Roll Photography from the Collection of Will Vogt. The exhibition was advertised as "over 40 photographs by famed Rock and Roll photographers Barry Weitzell, Elliott Landy, Jim Marshall and Astrid Kurshner includes images of Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Eric Clapton and the Beatles, among others." The exhibit is interesting, but... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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145 reviews 145 reviews
66 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This museum is a little gem. I've watched it mature over the years from a modest joke to what is today a full-fledged, quality museum, albeit heavily dependent on traveling shows. The current one -- "the Art of Texas" -- an overview of the growth of art in Texas, is excellent. And, few museums anywhere have a more striking geographic... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This museum had a few interesting pieces, but unlike the major museums I've visited (such as the Louvre), they do not allow you to take pictures. I could see why most of this art work would be displayed in a gallery, I'm just not sure I would consider it museum quality. Museum gift shop was small and pricey.

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Houston, Texas
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248 reviews 248 reviews
72 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We came here to see the Ansel Adams exhibit. It did not disappoint and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We enjoyed seeing some of the other exhibits such as a Native American one and one about glass. It was a nice way to spend a while. It also has a beautiful setting right on the gulf.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

It is suprising to find such a nice art museum in a small town like Corpus Christi. Although there is some very nice art, the location and views is what really makes this a nice stop. Make sure you look carefully at the beautiful concrete sofa just outside the glass doors in the back overlooking the bay (and the Lexington... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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174 reviews 174 reviews
18 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Decided to visit on a cold and wet first Friday of February. Not much art but both the building and setting overlooking the harbour are beautiful. Certainly worth a half an hour's visit on the first Friday of each month when it is free.

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Austin, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The first visit to the South Texas Institute did not disappoint. We spent a lovely afternoon examining a traveling show of Ansel Adams' photographs. Wow. One criticism - several of the walls cards that expressed the background of the work on display contained typos. There was also an exhibit of students' art from local schools. The museum grounds are well... More 

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