On the edge of the Corpus Christi Bay on North Shoreline Boulevard sits the Art Museum of South Texas, an anchoring part of the vibrant arts community of Corpus Christi. Inside the three-story space, a diverse permanent collection of more than 1,900 permanent works of arts are beautifully displayed. Delve into an afternoon discovering the arts this spring with a trip to AMST, where the arts of the Americas and the Texas region, from paintings, photographs, and sculptures to glass, ceramics, crafts, and large installation pieces, will captivate and surely leave you inspired.

Spend the afternoon exploring the various galleries of AMST. Peruse the Dr. Clotilde “Dr. Cleo” P. Garcia Spanish Colonial Gallery showcasing many Spanish Colonial, pre-Columbian, and contemporary works inspired and influenced by artisans and artists of that time.

Fritz Scholder, Self Portrait with Grey Cat, 2003, Acrylic on canvas, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist.

On view through May 16, explore how American artists have chosen to portray themselves since the beginning of the last century in Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery from the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. From May 28 through November 28, William Wilhelmi: A Crescendo in Clay, adventure through Wilhelmi’s masterful combination of ceramics and references to art history and literature. From rotating exhibitions to a must-see permanent collection, the Art Museum of South Texas is a visual treat.

Visit ArtMuseumofSouthTexas.org or call 361-825-3500 for more information.