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South Texas Institute for the Arts

1902 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX
361/825-3500
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
60 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
6 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Langley, Bc
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102 reviews 102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The building locks nice, both outside and in. BUT, there's very little in it. The biggest exhibit is Mexican Folk Art, along with some modern art and other odds & ends. Quite disappointing.

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Breckenridge, TX, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The art in this place was unique and interesting. Many local artist but not restricted to locals only. Enjoyed the place and not too expensive for a morning out when it was too cool and windy to walk on the beach.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I spent a wonderful morning in this tranquil expanse surrounded by an uncluttered display of beautifully presented art. I felt especially fortunate to get to experience the traveling exhibit of "Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nikolas Muray. Exquisite!

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Salt Lake, Utah
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169 reviews 169 reviews
63 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This was my first trip and I thoroughly enjoyed the Frieda Kahlo exhibit. It is a beautiful open building with a terrific permanent exhibit. What a restful way to spend an hour or two. Location is really handy and easy to get to. The café was packed with lunch goers so we did not eat there but it looked really... More

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

A really sweet little museum with a good Western Art room and some good temporary exibits. I love the cafe with a great view of the bay and the USS Lexington (a good photo op.) It is really nice when it first opens as it is not crowded at all and you can get a decent cup of coffee and... More

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