Art Museum of South Texas
This vibrant regional art museum opened in 1972 and features the work of artists from throughout Texas and other states, as well as Mexico. In addition to seasonal exhibitions and special programs, the museum offers exhibitions from its collection of over 1500 works. The building features floor-to-ceiling windows and was designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson and is made largely from white shellcreete and plaster. Highlights of the museum include the collection of modernist painter Dorothy Hood and Texas artist Billy Hassell.
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