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Art Museum of Southeast Texas

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Address: 500 Main St, Beaumont, TX 77701-3213
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+1 409-832-3432
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Located in downtown Beaumont, Texas, just beyond the bustling traffic of...

Located in downtown Beaumont, Texas, just beyond the bustling traffic of Interstate 10, people find a Texas-sized surprise whent 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 folk art with an emphasis on regionalism.

Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

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The museum was a bit smaller than I expected, however we found it interesting. There was a variety of displays with interesting paintings and other art works. We found Felix... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2016
Ed M
Tampa, Florida
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beaumont, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is a very beautiful place the artworks was very beautiful the staff was very helpful and educational

Thank 956timothyd
Beaumont, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always interesting and unique exhibitions specific to the region. The permanent collection is awe-inspiring. There is even a cafe in the heart of the museum that serves DELICIOUS food. Definitely can make a day out of visiting this art museum.

Thank courtneyrenee310
Lake Jackson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This is a good collection for a small museum. Our group had two hours to explore this and a museum next to it. This was too much time. The museum can easily be seen in an hour (if you study every painting). The museum had a gift shop and cafe, but neither were open. That is tough when you just... More 

Thank carriep75
Houston, Texas
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498 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Large and expensive building with an art collection that you can skim in five minutes. If you like it, you could spend thirty. There is some post-war abstract art that is ok and some recent things that are interesting. But that said, there isn't much to see.

1 Thank cgny1fwd
Beaumont, Texas
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Small art venue, with a mixture of different art forms. More suited for adults as I feel children will be bored. Nice employees, easy parking.

Thank joe6485
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

If you're in downtown Beaumont, the museum is worth a stop, especially for the architecture of the building. However, even at a slow pace, don't expect to spend more than an hour here.

Thank jerryanddiane
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

The museum was a bit smaller than I expected, however we found it interesting. There was a variety of displays with interesting paintings and other art works. We found Felix "Fox" Harris, the artist what creates art from recycled material and scrap metal very interesting. There was no charge, but a request for donations at the door ( $5/adult, $2(?)... More 

Thank Ed M
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2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Was in town for business, walked over to museum for lunch. Magnolia Cafe is inside museum, it's small, great food and friendly people. Toured museum, friendly staff and enjoyed the art exhibits. We plan on visiting again.

Thank Dawn M
Beaumont, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Art Museum is a treasure in so many ways. Perfect atmosphere to browse, learn, host charity events and so much more. The icing on the proverbial cake is Two Magnolias located inside the museum itself. It is a treat any day! Check this out!!!

1 Thank Godstxgirl
Beaumont, Texas
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have been here several times and I always leave a little disappointed. I guess I am comparing it to larger art museums in larger cities. However it is free so I guess it's worth it. I have never eaten in the cafe but it looks good.And they have a history of doing special projects with children. That part is... More 

Thank beaumont333

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