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African American Museum

African American Museum

For more than 25 years, the African American Museum has stood as a cultural beacon in Dallas and the Southwestern United States. The African American Museum is the only museum in the Southwestern United States devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. It also has one of the […]


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Amarillo Museum of Art

Amarillo Museum of Art

The mission of the Amarillo Museum of Art (AMoA) is to provide high-quality visual arts programming to the residents of the Texas Panhandle, eastern New Mexico, and western Oklahoma through collections, temporary exhibitions representing a variety of media and periods, educational programming, preservation, and research. Their diverse collection covers a variety of areas including American […]


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AMOA-Arthouse: Jones Center location

AMOA-Arthouse: Jones Center location

With two unique locations, the Austin Museum of Art-Arthouse provides rich environments for a wide range of audiences to investigate and experience excellence in modern and contemporary art. The museum accomplishes this through innovative exhibitions, education, interpretative programs and direct access to the creative process. AMOA-Arthouse has a proud history of mapping the future of […]


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AMOA-Arthouse: Laguna Gloria location

AMOA-Arthouse: Laguna Gloria location

With two unique locations, the Austin Museum of Art-Arthouse provides rich environments for a wide range of audiences to investigate and experience excellence in modern and contemporary art. The museum accomplishes this through innovative exhibitions, education, interpretative programs and direct access to the creative process. As a community-oriented museum, The Austin Museum of Art- Arthouse […]


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Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

The Amon Carter Museum was established through the generosity of Amon G. Carter Sr. (1879–1955) to house his collection of paintings and sculpture by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell; to collect, preserve, and exhibit the finest examples of American art; and to serve an educational role through exhibitions, publications, and programs devoted to the […]


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Art Museum of South Texas

Art Museum of South Texas

The Art Museum of South Texas, with views overlooking the Corpus Christi Bay ship channel, is truly a landmark. The permanent collection contains 1,300 works of art including paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, collages, mixed media, ceramics, and textiles. The focus of the Permanent Collection is on fine art and craft of the Americas with particular […]


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Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Located in downtown Beaumont, Texas, just beyond the bustling traffic of Interstate 10, people find a Texas-sized surprise when they visit the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. There’s always so much to see with rotating art exhibits, exciting educational activities and fun-filled family events. AMSET’s exhibitions focus on 19th through 21st Century American fine and […]


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Artpace San Antonio

Artpace San Antonio

ArtPace San Antonio serves as an international laboratory for the creation and advancement of contemporary art.  Artpace believes that art is a dynamic social force that inspires individuals and defines cultures. Our residencies, exhibitions, and education programs nurture the creative expression of emerging and established artists, while actively engaging youth and adult audiences. Artpace serves […]


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Ballet Austin

Ballet Austin

As distinctive and dynamic as the city it calls home, Ballet Austin welcomes audiences near and far to participate in its “classically innovative” vision for the democratization of dance. With a rich history spanning five decades of acclaimed productions and one of the nation’s largest classical ballet academies, the organization is poised for an even […]


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Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Museum of Art

The collection of the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin comprises over 17,000 works of art in a variety of mediums, with particular depth in Western European art from the fourteenth through twentieth centuries, and modern and contemporary art of the Americas. The museum enriches and transforms the lives of […]


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CASETA

CASETA

The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA) is dedicated to cultivating interest, enjoyment, and appreciation of creative works by early Texas artists. Focused on artists who were born and/or lived and worked in Texas through 40 years prior to the present date, CASETA funds programs, research, and publications to enhance […]


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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) is dedicated to presenting the art of our time to the public. As a non-collecting museum, its mission is to provide a forum for viewing art with an emphasis on the visual arts of the present and recent past; document new directions in art through changing exhibitions and publications; […]


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Dallas Center for Contemporary Art

Dallas Center for Contemporary Art

Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, also known as Dallas Contemporary, presents art in a forum that cultivates artists, ignites learning, and inspires the community. The 12,000 square-foot museum boasts spacious, high-ceilinged galleries filled with natural light, an ideal setting for contemporary exhibitions. By presenting regional art-of-the-moment, Dallas Contemporary complements the larger established art institutions and […]


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Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) features an outstanding collection of more than 23,000 works of art from around the world, from ancient to modern times. The DMA also has a long history of providing varied and dynamic programs, events, and exhibitions to engage visitors. As part of their mission, the DMA […]


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Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum

It takes more than great art and architecture to have an incredible museum experience. At the Denver Art Museum, they believe that you—the visitor—are the most important element of any museum visit. That’s why they are dedicated to enriching your visit through innovative gallery installations and education programs. The DAM is internationally recognized for their […]


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Ellen Noel Art Museum

Ellen Noel Art Museum

The Ellen Noël Art Museum (ENAM), located in the West Texas desert town of Odessa, hosts between 12 and 20 changing exhibitions each year. This small museum boasts a beautiful building including three spacious galleries and a unique sculpture and sensory garden. Programs include dynamic art classes and educational activities for all ages related to […]


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The Grace Museum

The Grace Museum

The Grace Museum is the cultural hub for West Texas, providing powerful connections through new experiences in art, science and history. Anchoring Abilene’s Cultural District, the four-story, 55,000-square-foot museum houses five art galleries, a children’s discovery center, and an Abilene history gallery, featuring historic period rooms and artifacts. The Grace presents world class contemporary art […]


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Harry Ransom Center

Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum. Its extensive holdings provide a unique record of the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Thousands of scholars, students, and cultural enthusiasts from around the world study materials from the […]


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Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indianapolis Museum of Art

Encompassing 152 acres of gardens and grounds, the Indianapolis Museum of Art is among the 10 largest encyclopedic art museums in the United States, and features significant collections of African, American, Asian, European and contemporary art, as well as a newly established collection of design arts. The IMA offers visitors an expansive view of arts […]


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Kimbell Art Museum

Kimbell Art Museum

Over the past 35 years, the Kimbell Art Museum has come to occupy a distinctive place in the international community of museums. Located in Fort Worth, this museum holds a small collection of less than 350 works, which include masterpieces of quality and importance at the very highest level. Leaving to older and larger institutions […]


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Martin Museum of Art

Martin Museum of Art

For the past twenty-five years, the stewardship and mission of the Martin Museum of Art has been one of education and service. They are committed to bringing outstanding art exhibitions, speakers, and guest artists to Baylor University and to our Central Texas community. A permanent collection of approximately 1150 objects represents a wide variety of […]


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Mayborn Museum

Mayborn Museum

The Mayborn Museum Complex provides a wide spectrum of learning opportunities to engage all types visitors. The exhibits and education programs encourage families to learn together and design their own museum experience.


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McNay Art Museum

McNay Art Museum

San Antonio, Texas is the home to one of the nation’s most important collections of modern French and American art, the McNay Art Museum. Founder Marion Koogler McNay (1883–1950) gave San Antonio residents their first look at the art of their time by opening up her home, and a collection that included works by Cézanne, […]


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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum is located in New York […]


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Mexic-Arte Museum

Mexic-Arte Museum

The Mexic-Arte Museum located in downtown Austin, is dedicated to cultural enrichment and education through the presentation and promotion of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture. Since its founding in 1984, the Mexic-Arte Museum has showcased Mexican and Mexican-American fine arts.


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mindPOP

mindPOP

mindPOP is an exciting new initiative committed to expanding creative learning for kids and teens across Austin. Our fresh approach brings together arts education programs and funds ideas that help local students become inspired thinkers. The core elements of mindPOP – exhaustive research, collaborative problem-solving, and unprecedented funding – span two key efforts: mindPOP Roadmap: […]


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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) enriches the community by collecting, preserving, and making accessible outstanding works of art from the world’s diverse cultures. The MIA’s permanent collection has grown from eight hundred works of art to around eighty thousand objects. The collection includes world-famous works that embody the highest levels of artistic achievement, spanning […]


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The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is dedicated to collecting, presenting, and interpreting international developments in post–World War II art in all media and creating a welcoming environment for its public appreciation. The Modern promotes understanding and interest in art and artists through curatorial research and publications, and a variety of educational programs, including […]


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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is located in the heart of Texas’s largest city. The museum is a dynamic cultural complex consisting of two museum buildings, two art schools, two decorative arts centers, and a sculpture garden. The collection of the MFAH numbers more than 56,000 works of art, encompassing a substantial variety of […]


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Museum of Texas Tech University

Museum of Texas Tech University

The Museum of Texas Tech University collects and researches the natural and cultural heritage of the local region and related regions worldwide. It consists of several components: the main Museum building, the Moody Planetarium, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, the research and educational elements of the Lubbock Lake Landmark, and the Val Verde County research […]


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Museum-Ed.org

Museum-Ed.org

Museum-Ed strives to meet the needs of museum educators  by providing tools and resources by and for the museum education community. Museum-Ed is dedicated to providing museum educators opportunities to ask questions, to exchange ideas, to explore current issues, to share resources, to reflect on experiences, and to inspire new directions in museum education. Museum-Ed is […]


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Nasher Sculpture Center

Nasher Sculpture Center

The Nasher Sculpture Center is one of the few institutions in the world solely devoted to the exhibition, study, and preservation of modern sculpture. Conceived as a serene urban retreat for the enjoyment of modern art, the Sculpture Center is the new home of the renowned Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection of modern and contemporary […]


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The North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts

The North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts

The North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts (NTIEVA) is located in Denton, Texas and is a part of the University of North Texas. Since 1990, NTIEVA has promoted the philosophy that a comprehensive education in the visual arts can increase learning capacity in children. Activities focus on staff development and the implementation […]


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The Old Jail Art Center

The Old Jail Art Center

The Old Jail Art Center (OJAC) is nestled in the tiny town of Albany, Texas, population 2,000. Located in a historic building that once served as a jail, this museum displays a number of its exhibitions inside the old jail cells. The OJAC’s permanent collection has over 2000 works of art, and focuses on modern […]


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Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution dedicated to the art of the Himalayas. Its mission is to establish, present, preserve, and document a permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity, and historical significance of Himalayan art and to create exhibitions and programs designed to explore connections with other […]


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San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts aims to create a permanent collection of high quality artwork to be used for study, scholarly research and exhibition. The museum’s collection currently includes 276 objects which focus on American crafts created since 1945, American painting, sculpture of all eras, and Mexican and Mexican-American art. In particular, the […]


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San Antonio Museum of Art

San Antonio Museum of Art

The San Antonio Museum of Art houses an encyclopedic collection of important pieces in the areas of Western antiquities, Asian art, Latin American art, and contemporary American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. The museum’s holdings also include Oceanic art, Islamic art, Irish silver, Wedgwood ceramics, European paintings, and photography. Using these collections as a starting […]


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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

SFMOMA exhibits an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art, encompassing more than 26,000 works. With strong holdings in photography, painting and sculpture, architecture and design, and media arts, they strive to present key examples of Modernism as well as more recent works that reflect a variety of artistic developments occurring regionally, nationally, and […]


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Sandbox Studios

Sandbox Studios

Sandbox Studios works with museums to plan, create, manage and assess education programs and technology projects. With over forty years’ combined experience as museum professionals and independent consultants, Sandbox Studios staff create everything from classroom materials and mobile tours to Web portals encompassing multi-museum collections. Sandbox Studios creatively applies tested technologies and innovative educational strategies […]


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Sid Richardson Museum

Sid Richardson Museum

Located in Fort Worth, the Sid Richardson Museum features a focused collection of paintings from the American Old West including works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell. The works, reflecting both the art and reality of the American West, are the legacy of the late oilman and philanthropist, Sid Williams Richardson.


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Southwest School of Art

Southwest School of Art

The Southwest School of Art is a nationally recognized leader in arts education, offering studio programs for more than 4000 adults, teens, and children annually. Classes and workshops are taught by outstanding local, regional and national artists in state-of-the-art facilities; the school offers a certificate program for professional artists and craftspersons. The school also organizes […]


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Tang Museum at Skidmore College

Tang Museum at Skidmore College

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College opened in October 2000. Designed by architect Antoine Predock, the 39,000-square-foot building is sited dramatically on Skidmore’s scenic campus. The Tang Museum was conceived to: Promote active use of the museum by the college community Foster dialogue between academic disciplines Encourage exchange between […]


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TSU Art Gallery

TSU Art Gallery

Galleries I & II are located within the School of Art & Design at Texas State University – San Marcos.  These sister spaces – with their 18’ ceilings and atrium lobby – provide over 3,000 square feet of museum quality exhibition space.  The galleries, which are used separately for individual exhibitions and in tandem for […]


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Tyler Museum of Art

Tyler Museum of Art

The Tyler Museum of Art’s growing permanent collection features over 600 works including paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture by artists such as James Surls, Vernon Fisher, Alexander Calder, Terry Allen, and Charles Umlauf. Since its inception, the museum has concentrated on exhibitions of 19th and 20th century art while gaining recognition for its particular emphasis […]


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Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum is a non-profit organization founded around the work of American sculptor Charles Umlauf. Charles Umlauf, a prolific and internationally known sculptor, created works ranging in style from realistic and abstract expressionism to lyrical abstraction during his career. In 1985 he and his wife, Angeline Allen Umlauf, gave their home […]


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University of Texas at Arlington

University of Texas at Arlington

The Department of Art and Art History has a growing reputation as a center of creative and academic excellence in Texas. The Department is a rich and varied educational environment for the study and practice of art and art history.


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