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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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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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Go for lunch, stay for the art

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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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Austin, Texas
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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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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Wilkes Barre
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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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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Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

NO PHOTOS ALLOWED INSIDE. Honestly, if it wasn't for the Warhol exhibit, I'm not sure we would have spent much more time at this art museum. In fact, we also visited the CC Science & History Museum today (located across from the art museum) and I think I saw more works of art in it! We were disappointed to see... More 

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Del Rio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I have been visiting this art museum for many years, and it always seems to be changing and improving. It now has a wonderful cafe with views of the ships arriving and departing. I visited during the Andy Warhol exhibit, and was delighted to begin to grasp the significance of his work. There are also regional exhibits and amazing art... More 

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