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18 Texas Museums Every San Antonian Should Visit at Least Once 

With the McNay Art Museum, the Witte Museum, SAM and the DoSeum, there's no denying that San Antonio has some of the best museums in the state  — but there's so, so much more to Texas' art and natural science collection. Pack your bags and get ready to hit the road and explore 18 of the most artistic, most unique and insanely beautiful museums in the Lone Star State.
The Art Museum of South Texas
1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi. artmuseumofsouthtexas.org
The Art Museum of South Texas takes special interest in Texas art and surrounding areas, including Mexico. On display you’ll find pieces ranging from paintings, textiles, mixed media, and ceramics.
Photo via Instagram, priscillagraveley
Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Austin. blantonmuseum.org
Stacked Waters by artist Teresita Fernandez is not the only jaw-dropping piece you'll find at Blanton Museum of Art. With a wide collection of European, American Contemporary and Latin American art, you’ll encounter works of all shapes, colors and sizes on this museum expedition.
Photo via Instagram, katelin_louise
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
1001 Bissonnet St., Houston. mfah.org
This spacious gallery turned journey through the cosmos is one of the many wondrous things you'll find at the Museum of Fine Arts. Check out the museum's film programs and other on-goings to experience the this MFAH at its fullest.
Photo via Instagram, mrforthenguyen
Blaffer Art Museum
4173 Elgin St., Houston. blafferartmuseum.org
Innovation is the first word you’ll think of when you visit the Blaffer Art Museum. With exhibitions that utilize street culture and film, to exploring your brain on art, the Blaffer Art Museum has something for every art lover.
Photo via Instagram, alisonnxx
Beeville Art Museum
401 E Fannin St., Beeville. bamtexas.org
Texas artists are the main focus at this small and quaint museum. The Beeville Art Museum continues to curate Texas-specific exhibitions to spotlight artists from the Lone Star State.
401 E. Fannin St., Beeville. bamtexas.org
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St., Dallas. dma.org
With over 24,000 pieces to see in the museum’s permanent exhibitions, the Dallas Museum of Arts’ collection draws from cultures all over the world. Along with multicultural permanent pieces, you can expect to see temporary collections from across the globe during any given trip here.
Photo via Instagram, jessicasrah
The Bryan Museum
201 S. 2nd St., Galveston. thebryanmuseum.org
The Bryan Museum is well known for its permanent exhibits that highlight the Spanish Colonial Era, Texas Colonies and Texas Culture. The museum’s works of art date between pre-Columbian years through the Mexican Revolution, with several pieces from the Republic of Texas and Civil War.
Photo via Instagram, jenni.lee.knits
Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., kimbellart.org
The Kimbell Art Museum holds permanent exhibits that comprises many Assyrian, Greek and Roman antiques — to works from the Early Christian Church in the fifth century. European art on display dates back to the Italian Renaissance and more prized works derive from 17th century France, Netherlands and Spain.
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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth. themodern.org
Modern Art Museum Fort Worth carries preeminent collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. The pieces provide various themes and styles such as abstract expressionism, pop art, and new image painting from the 1970’s and beyond.
Photo via Instagram, imacrayon
Science Mill
101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org
Science lessons and interactive exhibits go hand in hand here. The Science Mill provides new permanent exhibits that allows guest to engage with African Spurred Turtles and explore the museum’s 12-level Wave Pendulum.
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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston. camh.org
Here you’ll find contemporary exhibitions Atlas, Plural, Monumental, and A Better Yesterday, which have both been curated to be thought provoking exhibits that will generate interesting conversation. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is working on expanding its permanent collections to build a wider range of masterpieces that will attract everyone.
Photo via Instagram, camhouston
The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St., Houston. menil.org
With exhibits as astounding as the 450-piece reproduced collection of works by French painter Jean-Jacques Henner, The Menil Collection is home to some of the finest collections in Houston. The Menil’s permanent collections include a range of surrealist and modern pieces, as well as works from Africa, the Pacific Northwest and the Pacific Island, making it a museum destination ideal for an art enthusiast.
Photo via Instagram, fuller315
The Old Jail Art Center
201 S. 2.nd St. Albany. theojac.org
The Old Jail Art Center’s permanent collections comprise works by well-known American and British artists. Today, the center prides itself on collecting art from young Texas artist and continues bringing in traveling exhibits by respected artist like Andy Warhol.
Photo via Instagram, ogrowald
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field St., Dallas. perotmuseum.org
Science is the name of the game at the Perot in Dallas, where permanent kid-friendly activities include a discover campy, museum sleepovers, 3D film showings and many more science-related activities.
Photo via Instagram, rmaizar
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
1 Love St, San Angelo. samfa.org
With 650 ceramic Mexican, Mexican-American and Spanish Colonial pieces, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts comprises an impressive collection of art that has been used to fuel further research and studies. With a recent expansion, the museum has brought in American Glass Glass from the Colonial Era to post-World War II, which is definitely a must- see on your Texas-museum tour.
Photo via Instagram, luis.montoya
The Contemporary Austin
Jones Center, 700 Congress Ave., and Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St., Austin. thecontemporaryaustin.org
With two locations, The Contemporary Austin seeks to build communities throughout the city and state through contemporary art. This progressive mecca of fine work is home to many amazing pieces like The Stairs by sculptor Monika Sosnowka and the culmination of art and activism from sculpture Ai Weiwei. Photo via Instagram, esoulek
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts
511 Avenue K., Lubbock. lhuca.org
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts is home to international, local and national artist, meaning there’s plenty to take in when you stop in for a visit. It’s the museum’s goal to instill thought-provoking art that gets conversations started.
Photo via Instagram, raulbarquet
Museum of Western Art
1550 Bandera Hwy., Kerrville. museumofwesternart.com
The Kerrville Museum of Western Art tells the stories and adventures of Texas life. From Native American artifacts and permanent collections that consist of paintings and sculptures, this museum shows its dedication and appreciation to Western American Heritage.
Photo via Instagram, stidhamoutfitters
The Art Museum of South Texas
1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi. artmuseumofsouthtexas.org
The Art Museum of South Texas takes special interest in Texas art and surrounding areas, including Mexico. On display you’ll find pieces ranging from paintings, textiles, mixed media, and ceramics.
Photo via Instagram, priscillagraveley


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