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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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
3 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
51 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Niagara
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Modern Building with a variety of art. Sit on the concrete couch and watch the boats go by then eat at the resturant.

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Baltic, Connecticut
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16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This was our second trip to Texas, the first time was a whirlwind visit, with a wedding and limited time. This time we went and just visited and we had the time to sightsee. We actually didn't go in but walked around the grounds, which were well kept and the large bull and water area were fantastic. There were sculptors... More

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