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South Texas Institute for the Arts

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Address: 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX
Phone Number: +1 361-825-3500
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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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Not for everyone, but very nice.

The museum isn't as big as it seems outside, and you must really appreciate or study the arts to like it. The current exhibit held plenty of interactive areas that were fun to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Diana V
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum isn't as big as it seems outside, and you must really appreciate or study the arts to like it. The current exhibit held plenty of interactive areas that were fun to partake in and learn about. There are also areas where children's art is showcased and celebrated, which is wonderful and should be encouraged more.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the Dorothy Hood retrospective exhibit. Had an excellent lunch at the museum cafe overlooking Corpus Christi harbour

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Really enjoyed the visit to the STIA in Corpus. Great for all family members at any time of year. We would go back

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Thank guitarspeak
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to this museum a couple of times and they always land it. Almost the entire museum is the Dorothy Hood exhibit. It is always nice to see someone that you have known recognized for their body of work. There are several different mediums including interactive exhibits and it's hard to express how important her work was to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The name has been changed to The Art Museum of South Texas and seemed to be in transition when I visited in Jan 2016. I attended Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico -- the works in this exhibit were stunning. This exhibit also incorporated tablets for interactive and engaging videos, photography, and podcasts. However, some placards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 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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Gresham, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 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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