We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

South Texas Institute for the Arts

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX
Phone Number: 361/825-3500
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 40 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Worth seeing!

Changing exhibits are always very interesting! Go grab a sandwich at Hesters and enjoy the view once you are done touring the museum!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Coral D
,
Corpus Christi, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Corpus Christi, Texas
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Charming with a regional pride. A variety of types and styles of art. I appreciated the text/commentary on the Andy Warhol exhibit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Corpus Christi, Texas
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Although I have lived in this town for over 5 years, today was the first time I visited the Museum -- I should have gone sooner and more often. It is now on the list of sites I am recommending to visitors. The museum has a nice variety of great paintings, sculptures, and pottery. All of the Art is very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Corpus Christi, Texas
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Changing exhibits are always very interesting! Go grab a sandwich at Hesters and enjoy the view once you are done touring the museum!

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Dakota
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was leading a Service Trip in Corpus Christi last May and my group visited the Museum as one of our learning activities during the week. My entire group of college students loved the art, the great price, and small cafe on the bay. We will be returning this May!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Gatos
Top Contributor
338 reviews 338 reviews
81 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Iowa
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
58 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
71 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dallas, Texas
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed South Texas Institute for the Arts also viewed

 
Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to South Texas Institute for the Arts? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from South Texas Institute for the Arts staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?