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Art Center Of Corpus Christi

Art Center Of Corpus Christi

100 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions

(361) 884-6406


An architectural gem on the city's bayfront, The Art Center of Corpus Christi is home to 11 arts organizations, and showcases works from local and area artists in rotating exhibitions. The 14,400-square-foot building houses a main gallery and four studios, including a clay studio that encourages artists to complete works-in-progress in front of visitors.

The Art Center also offers art classes, to express your own creativity in photos, watercolors, oils, sculpture or other media. Workshops, outreach projects and other events to promote the arts to the public are an integral part of the Art Center of Corpus Christi as well.

 

Art Museum of South Texas

Art Museum of South Texas

1902 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions

(361) 825-3500


Browse over 1,300 pieces of Mexican and Southwestern art at The Art Museum of South Texas. The museum is located in downtown Corpus Christi, in a building that could be considered a work of art itself.

The Art Museum of South Texas reflects and captures the glow of sunlight and moonlight on the edge of the Corpus Christi bay. The building itself is a work of art. Inside, there are more than 1,300 pieces in the museum's permanent collection, including paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, collages, mixed media, ceramics and textiles.

The original museum building was designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson and opened in 1972. The newest wing, which doubles the museum's size, was designed by internationally recognized architect Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico City. Together, the two wings complement each other and showcase the museum's ever-growing permanent collection, along with its magnificent temporary exhibits.

The Art Museum of South Texas is known for featuring ground-breaking exhibits and inventive displays to showcase exciting new works of art. The museum is funded through a partnership with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the City of Corpus Christi and donations from the private sector.

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Cain Art Gallery | Del Mar College

Cain Art Gallery | Del Mar College

101 Baldwin Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78404   Directions

(361) 698-1216


Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

1900 N Chaparral St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions

(361) 826-4667


The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History invites guests to explore the unique history of South Texas. Check out the historical artifacts, archeology and natural history exhibits that detail the story of the area.

The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History is a cultural institution in the city, featuring exhibits and a collection of artifacts that tell the history of the New World as it unfolded on the Gulf Coast.

Opened in 1957, the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History has grown to more than 85,000 square feet and has preserved 87,000 artifacts and cataloged over 400,000 photographs and records.

Some of the most unique attractions at the museum are the life-sized replicas of the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria ships. The vessels were a gift from Spain to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the New World. They were constructed from authentic 15th century materials, including wood from the same forest as Columbus' ships and hand-forged nails.

Other maritime exhibits include an interactive shipwreck display, artifacts related to French explorer Robert Cavelier and the Children's Wharf, a hands-on learning center for children ages 3 to 7.

Other exhibits at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History showcase items like shells, Native-American crafts, bird and reptile eggs that chronicle the history and culture of South Texas.

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Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Educational Center

Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Educational Center

1809 N Chaparral St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions

(361) 881-8827


Texas Surf Museum

Texas Surf Museum

309 N Water St Ste A
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions

(361) 882-2364


Stop by the Texas Surf Museum to get a little taste of surfing history. The museum is the only one of its kind in the state and features wooden longboards, photos and films to illustrate the sport's long history.

The Selena Museum

The Selena Museum

5410 Leopard St
Corpus Christi, TX 78408   Directions

(361) 289-9013


USS Lexington Museum

USS Lexington Museum

2914 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78402   Directions

(361) 888-4873


Take a step back into history aboard the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay, a World War II aircraft carrier with a storied history. Nicknamed "The Blue Ghost," the maritime vessel includes virtual battle stations and a flight simulator, an IMAX theater and more. Tours of the Bayfront attraction will take you through the different areas of the ship, and some guests even say they can feel the presence of the heroes who fought aboard this historic carrier.

The USS Lexington Museum is a World War II aircraft carrier that now serves as a museum on the Corpus Christi Bay. The storied ship was decommissioned in 1991 after setting more records than any other carrier in U.S. Navy history.

Today the Lexington Museum on the Bay is a showcase for the heroics of sailors, pilots and military personnel who fought for freedom during the war.

Visitors can experience a day in the life of an American soldier in the ship's flight simulator, the virtual battle stations and the 3-story MEGAtheater.

The floating museum features self-guided tours through the ship's maze of tunnels and ladders.

Five self-guided tours cover 100,000 square feet and 11 decks. Sections of the ship that are open to the public include the hangar deck, engine room and sick bay, gallery deck, flight deck, navigation bridge, pilot house and chart house.

Soon after it was commissioned in 1943, the USS Lexington symbolized the perseverance and determination of American troops.

At the time, the USS Lexington was stationed at Pearl Harbor and participated in nearly every major operation in the Pacific. Japanese factions had reported four separate times that the ship had sunk. But each time she returned to fight again, earning the nickname "The Blue Ghost."

During the ship's retirement, new sections of the ship have been restored and opened to the public on a regular basis.

The USS Lexington Museum was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2003.

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University Galleries | Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

University Galleries | Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

4024 Weber Rd
Corpus Christi, TX 78411   Directions

(361) 825-2317


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