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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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It's ... Art.

Nice place. Library silence. I think probably the best part about this is the architecture. The art was fantastic, obviously, but the architecture of the building was WOW. I did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
JerriJordan
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a member. Exhibits are changed often enough to be interesting. Some permanent exhibits. I enjoyed hearing Ansel Adams' son discuss his father's work and enjoyed the exhibition he curated. The Cihully glass chandelier is spectacular.

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Thank Pam L
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Nice place. Library silence. I think probably the best part about this is the architecture. The art was fantastic, obviously, but the architecture of the building was WOW. I did quite enjoy the flowing waters outside the entrance. Also, Hester's cafe inside. I didn't even go upstairs. Part of it was closed for renovation, so I didn't bother. NO PHOTOGRAPHY... More 

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Thank JerriJordan
Corpus Christi, Texas
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

For Corpus Christi, its a nice museum. It's not a big one like one you'd see in other major cities, but it still is nice to walk around. It's also inexpensive, right by the Water Gardens, and has a tasty lunch bistro with an awesome view of the bay, aquarium, and USS Lexington.

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1 Thank KatHud7
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Not worth it! Noting out of extraordinary. It's just like any small museum that has no major works of art.

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Thank Traveltime77089
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

My elderly aunt wanted to take us here, mainly because I think she wanted to eat at Hester's. We liked the museum and it's a decent size for the area. There were many different types of art for viewing. The children's area was nice, but would have been better had it been stocked with supplies. There are signs all around... More 

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1 Thank Libby F
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Wow, what a great museum. Many varied pieces of art and sculpture keeps your interest level very high. And the building itself is a piece of art as well. A must see in Corpus Christi.

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Regional Museums oftentimes have a bad rap! People think the art is of low quality or boring! This delightful museum (MORE CORRECTLY CALLED THE ART MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS) is a fantastic place that has a beautiful natural setting and stunning architecture within which superb pieces by local, regional, and national artists are seen in all their glory. I loved... More 

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1 Thank Greg S
Corpus Christi, Texas
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

the museum has wonderful and a variety of art. It is a great afternoon and is worth the time to take and absorb some culture.

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1 Thank Gail D
Wilkes Barre
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We always visit museums when we travel and were looking to our visit. Unfortunately, this museum had very limited exhibits ... even with the Andy Warhol touring exhibit. Lunch at the cafe there was outstanding - a local company!

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1 Thank Thomas W
Corpus Christi, Texas
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54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Small but great place! Exhibits change often and the entire experience is delightful! Bright and open, this is a great place to come on an afternoon when you have no special outdoor plans.

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