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“Great kids' area”

The Art Museum Of South Texas
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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.
Corpus Christi, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great kids' area”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

We just moved here and I have been taking my 3 year old daughter around exploring the area. We took a trip to the Art Museum and I was impressed. It is small, and most of the art is from artists in the Texas area. There was a really neat archealogical display hidden in a hallway that was worth a second look. There are also areas for kids to play, make their own art, and sit and look at books. There is Hester's Cafe which has an amazing view of the Lexington and the bay. Also make sure you check out the water garden at the rear of the museum.

Visited June 2012
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Arkansas
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Space”
Reviewed February 1, 2012

The view was outstanding and the permanent collection was fairly impressive, but there was way too much kids art. Not enough serious art. The grounds have a really nice fountain that is a must see even if you don't go inside.

Visited January 2012
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Madison, South Dakota
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367 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
“A nice smaller-city art museum in a beautiful facility”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

This museum is one of several museums and other exhibits in the Corpus Christi downtown waterfront area. It is housed in a building that itself is worthy of exhibition. We were fortunate enough to see a touring photography exhibit "The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through Photography" and I encourage anyone in the area to see it before it closes on Dec 31. The museum's permanent collection is a diverse collection of multimedia art of primarily regional artists.

Visited December 2011
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Kansas City, Missouri
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61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed October 26, 2011

We spotted the distinctive building across the bridge from the USS Lexington and decided to find out what it was. This art museum was a true pleasure to visit. It's not too large and has a nice permanent collection that was well displayed. "The Art of Caring, a Look at Life Through Photography" had just started and it is fabulous, stunning collection of photographs from top photographers around the country. This exhibition was definitely worth the visit. After this experience we decided we must always take in a local art museum wherever we travel.
This museum is right next to a great fountain. THis is a popular local area to do family portraits and a group of dressed up teens showed up for photos while we were there.

Visited October 2011
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Berlin, Germany
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Indeed, a very interesting building.”
Reviewed January 15, 2007

The art collection is not too exciting (but worth going through), but the building layout, the light, the views of the Gulf (strangely, USS Lexington dominates the views from many windows) are all excellent.

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