Founded in 1980, Children's Museum of Houston connects children and families with experiences that they can customize to suit their own learning interests. These experiences are designed to offer foundational learning opportunities, provide parents with the support they need in their role as the first teachers of their children, and reinforce learning that occurs in school. The museum serves an audience of more than 1 million children and families each year. In addition, every year the outreach programs of the museum serve 250,000 people. It has been rated "America's No. 1 Children's Museum" by Parents Magazine.
San Antonio Museum of Art is an art museum in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. The museum's collection of more than 30,000 objects representing 5,000 years of history and culture from every region of the world includes important works from Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Asian art, Latin American art, and Contemporary art. The San Antonio Museum of Art is the only encyclopedic museum of fine art in South Texas. The Museum is housed in the historic former Lone Star Brewery (1886) on the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River Walk. Following a $7.2 million renovation, it opened to the public in March 1981. The San Antonio Museum of Art enriches lives through exceptional experiences with art. Its art collection and exhibitions represent a broad range of history and world cultures.
Gibbes Museum of Art is an art museum in Charleston, South Carolina. The Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works, many with a connection to Charleston or the South. The Gibbes Museum enhances lives through art by engaging people of every background and experience with art and artists of enduring quality, by collecting and preserving art that touches Charleston, and by providing opportunities to learn, to discover, to enjoy, and to be inspired by the creative process. Recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the United States, the Gibbes has played a significant role in shaping the careers of American artists for over a century. The Museum connects the city and region's artistic past to a vibrant contemporary art scene.
Philadelphia Museum of Art is an art museum originally chartered in 1876 for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. The main museum building was completed in 1928 on Fairmount, a hill located at the northwest end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Eakins Oval. The Museum's landmark building houses one of the most remarkable collections in the country, featuring some of the greatest works of American, Asia, and European art anywhere. The museum's over 240,000 collections highlight the creative achievements of the Western world and those of Asia, in more than 200 galleries spanning 2,000 years. Several special exhibitions are held in the museum every year, including touring exhibitions arranged with other museums in the United States and abroad. The Philadelphia Museum of Art ranks among the top one hundred most-visited art museums in the world. The museum is also one of the largest art museums in the world based on gallery space.
Established in 1900, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the oldest art museum in Texas. Located in the Houston Museum District, Houston, the museum is one of the largest museums in the United States. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's collection embraces the art of antiquity to the present. The Museum of Fine Arts's permanent collection totals nearly 70,000 pieces in 300,000 square feet of exhibition space housed in seven facilities. The permanent collection of the museum spans more than 6,000 years of history from six continents. The museum benefits the Houston community through programs, publications and media presentations. Each year, 1.25 million people benefit from museum's programs, workshops and resource centers. Of that total, more than 500,000 people participate in the community outreach programs.
Located on the banks of the historic San Antonio River Walk, Briscoe Western Art Museum brings to life the vibrant culture and heritage of the Western United States. Through the preservation of the art, history, and culture of the American West, the museum inspires and educates the public with engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and public events reflective of the region's rich traditions and shared heritage. The Briscoe Western Art Museum offers a permanent collection of Western art and artifacts, providing visitors from San Antonio and beyond the opportunity to experience artifacts and artwork depicting the American cowboy, American Indian, the Vaquero and the many diverse cultures that forged the American West. Highlights of the museum include Pancho Villa's last known saddle, an interactive diorama of the Alamo conflict, a restored chuck wagon, and Santa Anna's ceremonial sword.
McNay Art Museum, opened its doors to the public in 1954, is the first modern art museum in Texas. Located in San Antonio and named for founder Marion Koogler McNay, the McNay engages a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts. Since Marion McNay's original bequest, the museum's collection has expanded to over 22,000 works. The Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions, built in 2008 and designed by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier, added 45,000 square feet to the museum and created gallery space for major exhibitions, a sculpture gallery and garden, a lecture hall, and classrooms for the museum's many educational programs.
The DoSeum, San Antonio's museum for kids, provides exhibition, education, and experience design that empower all young learners through STEM, literacy, and arts education. It powers up kids' minds and supports the important work of schools and community organizations. Its exhibitions and programs promote joyful learning, invite discovery, spark interest, and develop positive attitudes towards learning across critical content areas.
Opened in 1926, Witte Museum is dedicated to telling the stories of Texas, from prehistory to the present. Located on the banks of the San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park, the Witte Museum is San Antonio's premier museum promoting lifelong learning through innovative exhibitions, programs and collections in natural history, science and South Texas heritage. A catalyst of the Broadway Cultural Corridor, the museum is a San Antonio arts and culture staple with a 300-year old history that contributes to the city's rich cultural legacy.
Bellevue Arts Museum has grown alongside the city of Bellevue to become the Pacific Northwest's center to experience art, craft, and design. It is one of few museums that grew out of an art fair. Started by a handful of dedicated volunteers, the first fair was held in 1947 and eventually led to the founding of the museum in 1975. With a long history of community engagement, the museum today is home to provocative exhibitions and programs highlighting some of the region's most influential artists as well as international collections.