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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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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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Medium-sized art museum with nice exhibits in a beautiful setting

You can spend a pleasant couple of hours viewing a good variety of nice artwork. Did not really hold the attention of our 8-year old, but the 13-year old really enjoyed it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here to get out of the rain and were surprised that it was a highlight of our trip. There are some amazing Chihuly glass pieces and several interesting pieces including a Cindy Sherman original upstairs! I highly recommend it!

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Thank Pelloh
Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

South Texas Institute of the Arts is the local art museum connected to the A&M College system. Designed by architect Philip Johnson, the museum is located under the harbor bridge at the far north end of Shoreline Drive at the mouth of the Corpus Christi ship channel. The STIA is home to an extensive collection of regional art and regularly... More 

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Midlothian, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to get away from the mid day heat and see some art. We were very pleased at the quality of the exhibits and the beautiful museum space. Several museum employees visited with us and took tome to answer our questions. A great place to stop if you are in Corpus Christi.

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Thank robinrock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can spend a pleasant couple of hours viewing a good variety of nice artwork. Did not really hold the attention of our 8-year old, but the 13-year old really enjoyed it. Overall, not a huge building, but it is very nice visit!

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Thank JamesSMc
Gresham, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 July 3, 2016

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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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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