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Experience one of Texas Monthly’s Great Small Towns for Art with a visit to the Beeville Art Museum (BAM).  Located in South Texas, the museum is an easy drive from Austin, San Antonio, Victoria, Corpus Christi, and Houston, and a perfect family road trip. Admission and activities are always free.

Housed in a graceful Victorian-style house built in 1910, BAM is home to one of the most ambitious art and educational programs in Texas. The museum features rotating exhibits from renowned artists, collections from other museums, galleries, and private collections from across the state. Recent exhibitions have featured varied media such as AstroTurf, textiles, neon, antique keys, and CDs, as well as more traditional media such as oils, bronze, and watercolors. 

Beeville Art Museum. Photo by Kevin McGowan

Exhibits on display September – December 2022 include selected works by abstract artist Michael Kennaugh presented in partnership with Moody Gallery in Houston and Alithia Ramirez: Eyes on the World featuring pieces by the Uvalde victim and aspiring artist. Beginning January 2023, the museum will present Guadalupe Hernandez: El Corazon, Scenes and Memories from Mexico.

Children can enjoy BAM Kids Art Space, featuring an on-site themed art project inspired by a book, and use their powers of observation with a museum scavenger hunt. Docent-led tours are also available upon request. The museum is surrounded by a public park featuring several sculptures and is perfect for enjoying a break, stroll, or picnic lunch.

Bee Free by Donna Downing, Beeville Art Museum. Photo by Kevin McGowan

BAM, created in 2000 by the Joe Barnhart Foundation, is dedicated providing educational programs and activities that stimulate the imaginations of young people throughout Bee County.


Visit BAMTexas.org for more information.