Beaumont Art Museum makes the list


A downtown Beaumont art museum known for housing works by 19th- and 21st-century folk artists was recently featured in a new roundup of must-see Texas art spots.

Southeast Texas Art Museum

A downtown Beaumont art museum known for housing works by 19th- and 21st-century folk artists was recently featured in a new roundup of must-see Texas art spots.

“Texas Monthly” published a list of exhibits and cultural centers to visit outside of the state’s largest metropolitan areas, and the Southeast Texas Art Museum was one of two museums set evident in the southeast. The other was the Galveston Art Center, which holds rotating art exhibits featuring works by local artists.

Chosen by the Texas Monthly because of its goal of showcasing the work of nearly 430 artists from Texas and Louisiana, AMSET is best known for its semi-permanent gallery that contains objects that once filled the yard of the self-taught sculptor Beaumont. , Felix “Fox” Harris, according to the online magazine.

Visitors also have the chance to see an important collection of 20th-century Mexican folk art — a treasure trove of more than six hundred pieces, wrote Texas Monthly contributor Molly Glentzer.

Other art spaces on the list are museums scattered all over the state, ranging from Canyon in the Panhandle to Marfa in West Texas.

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