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Art Museum of Southeast Texas

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Address: 500 Main St, Beaumont, TX 77701-3213
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+1 409-832-3432
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Located in downtown Beaumont, Texas, just beyond the bustling traffic of...

Located in downtown Beaumont, Texas, just beyond the bustling traffic of Interstate 10, people find a Texas-sized surprise whent they visit the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. There's always so much to see with rotating art exhibits, exciting educational activities and fun-filled family events. AMSET's exhibitions focus on 19th through 21st Century American fine and folk art with an emphasis on regionalism.

Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

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The museum was a bit smaller than I expected, however we found it interesting. There was a variety of displays with interesting paintings and other art works. We found Felix... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2016
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Tampa, Florida
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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Large and expensive building with an art collection that you can skim in five minutes. If you like it, you could spend thirty. There is some post-war abstract art that is ok and some recent things that are interesting. But that said, there isn't much to see.

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Thank cgny1fwd
Beaumont, Texas
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Small art venue, with a mixture of different art forms. More suited for adults as I feel children will be bored. Nice employees, easy parking.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

If you're in downtown Beaumont, the museum is worth a stop, especially for the architecture of the building. However, even at a slow pace, don't expect to spend more than an hour here.

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Thank jerryanddiane
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

The museum was a bit smaller than I expected, however we found it interesting. There was a variety of displays with interesting paintings and other art works. We found Felix "Fox" Harris, the artist what creates art from recycled material and scrap metal very interesting. There was no charge, but a request for donations at the door ( $5/adult, $2(?)... More 

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Thank Ed M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Was in town for business, walked over to museum for lunch. Magnolia Cafe is inside museum, it's small, great food and friendly people. Toured museum, friendly staff and enjoyed the art exhibits. We plan on visiting again.

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Thank Dawn M
Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Art Museum is a treasure in so many ways. Perfect atmosphere to browse, learn, host charity events and so much more. The icing on the proverbial cake is Two Magnolias located inside the museum itself. It is a treat any day! Check this out!!!

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Beaumont, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have been here several times and I always leave a little disappointed. I guess I am comparing it to larger art museums in larger cities. However it is free so I guess it's worth it. I have never eaten in the cafe but it looks good.And they have a history of doing special projects with children. That part is... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Housed in a new looking building, this museum is free to the public and offers some quirky and interesting pieces mostly from local artists. There is one glass bowl by Dale Chihuly. Perhaps the most interesting display is a collection of art pieces built from recycled metal bits by a very creative local artist.

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Thank Linda O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

As a retired teacher, I can say that this museum is very kid friendly. I took my honors students here every spring and the docents always had an interesting tour planned for MS aged students

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

I decided to try this museum for lunch and then enjoyed an hour of art. They had some very interesting paintings. I really liked the section with the totems that were one man's self taught art from recycled items.

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