Corpus Christi , TX
Completed in 1972, the Museum serves as the cultural center for fine art in Corpus Christi. Consisting of three levels, approximately 12,000 of the building's 30,000 square feet belong to galleries. The lowest level, located at sea level, contains classrooms, studios, a library, and storage and work areas. The next level, the main entrance, faces the Bayfront Arts and Science Park and is equipped with galleries, a gift shop, an auditorium, and interactive kids' playroom. A 60-foot catwalk runs above the main level, and leads to a sky-lit gallery on the 3rd level. Constructed entirely out of white concrete and plaster, the Museum seems to radiate with the strong South Texas heat and light. This was the purpose, as stated by Philip Johnson: "Light is the essence, and light coming in from all sides is especially bathing and soothing." The floor-to-ceiling windows offer a spectacular view of Corpus Christi Bay as well as the Harbor Bridge.
Mondays and Holidays: closed
Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm