The Art Center of Corpus Christi is home to local art in the Coastal Bend. The facility brings together four pleasures: viewing art in its seven galleries, shopping in the Gift Gallery and local artists’ studios, dining in the restaurant and of course, the creation of wonderful art. The Art Center is dedicated to the purpose of promoting an awareness and appreciation of local and regional artists. We provide exhibit space as well as spaces for weddings, meetings, receptions, workshops and classes. We support an educational venue for community outreach projects that raises awareness of the rich cultural and artistic resources available in the Coastal Bend. Admission is always FREE!
Museums of South Texas
Rich in cultural history, AMST is the permanent home to many works of art from North, Central, and South America. The overall feel of AMST’s galleries is sophisticated and reverent, with a splash of fun. Strategically placed interactive stations offer visitors a variety of choices to explore exhibition storylines playfully. A free mobile app for Apple devices adds insight to the exhibitions directly from curators and artists. The Artcade gives young children a space to learn and play at their own pace while special events, free days, benefits for active military and their families, docent-led tours, and extended hours makes AMST more accessible than ever.
The building’s sharp angles make the building itself a point of interest. The 1972 original building designed by architectural icon Philip Johnson blends seamlessly with the 2006 expansion designed by internationally renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico. The gleaming white walls constructed of poured white concrete and shell aggregate, radiate light while keeping visitors and the artwork shaded from the strong South Texas sun. The expansive windows and indoor/outdoor café seating, provide the best views of the Corpus Christi Bay while exploring art from every angle.