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South Texas Institute for the Arts

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Address: 1902 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-1138
Phone Number: 361/825-3500
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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This is a great medium-sized art museum. It features lots of local and regional artists but a few pieces from artists from around the country, including a Chihuly chandelier that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Gresham, Oregon
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Gresham, Oregon
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great medium-sized art museum. It features lots of local and regional artists but a few pieces from artists from around the country, including a Chihuly chandelier that kept my attention for quite some time. The cafe at the museum is a also a great place to grab a sandwich or salad, and it sits at a beautiful... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice art museum. There were many different mediums being highlighted. Paintings, artifacts, glass, children's art, and works by featured local artists. I was pleasantly surprised, and the admission price was more than reasonable. I wish I had eaten at this Hester's location, because the one in town was not good! Definitely worth checking out.

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Thank floomper
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At $8 entrance, it was a nice hour looking at local artists' work. I enjoyed it. Nice lady at gift shop. Nicely laid out. Has a little coffee shop inside too.

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Thank Spoonermomma1
Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exquisite building and architecture. The most beautiful view looking out ever the water of Corpus Christi Bay. Exquisite Art inside and out. FrienGreat restaurant inside called Hestersdly people and interesting facts about the area.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Went to the excellent underwater photography exhibit - Liquid Light: Photographs from Beneath the Sea. The other temporary and permanent exhibits were also good. Awesome architecture and nice windows throughout. Good gift shop also. Nice to have a place like this in Corpus Christi!

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Thank JEBrandt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I say little because it was small. Beautiful artwork pieces were displayed. Love the time I spent there but again it was not quite as big as I was expecting. It was worth the trip though.

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Thank clanderson1975
Seguin, Texas
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

What a surprise to see an art institute of this caliber in Corpus Christi! Beautifully used space--incorporating indoor and out at times. Varied exhibits. Loved the black & white water/sea life photo exhibit!! Very enjoyable experience!!

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CORPUS CHRISTI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Permanent collection takes up most of the spaces, but occasional inclusion of non-local traveling shows are a real joy. If you live here, probably tired of seeing the same old, same old works from the permanent collection.

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Novelty, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very interesting to see the work of local artists. We happened to arrive in a terrible rain storm and found out that we got in free that day. I'm not sure whether this was preplanned to be free or was free because we braved the storm. It took about an hour to see all the exhibit.

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Thank Rebecca N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Many touring exhibits pass thru Corpus and the best one's land here. They have a nice restaurant but the view from both inside the museum and from the patio outside the restaurant is worth the visit. It's like you are on a ship, give it a look.

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