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South Texas Institute for the Arts

Address: 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX
Phone Number: 361/825-3500
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Type: Art Museums, 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...
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Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Iowa
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165 reviews 165 reviews
46 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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.

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Austin, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 

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San Antonio, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
65 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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 

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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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221 reviews 221 reviews
63 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
12 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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