Last updated: 5/2/2011
Beeville, Texas
Street Address
401 E. Fannin
Beeville, TX 78102
Mailing Address
401 E. Fannin
Beeville, TX 78102
phone: 361-358-8615
e-mail: barnhartfoundation@gmail.com
web: www.BAMTexas.org
Hours
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday10 AM - 2 PM
Admissions
Free
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
Tracy Saucier, Director
phone: 361-358-8615
Elizabeth Mylnar, Museum Contact
Description

The Beeville Art Museum is dedicated to the concept of art as a positive force in the development of creative skills and thought. Toward this end, the Museum is committed to presenting exhibitions featuring the work of renowned Texas artists and collections from Texas museums, galleries and private collectors for the benefit of all people of Beeville and surrounding communities, with special emphasis to educational programs and activities designed to stimulate the imagination of Beeville's youth.

History

The Beeville Art Museum is housed in the beautiful Esther Barnhart House. The house was built in 1910 by the R.L. Hodges family and continued to be occupied by descendants of its original owners until 1975. In 1981, the Hodges house and adjacent acreage were purchased by Dr. Joe Barnhart of Houston. Dr. Barnhart named the Hodges house the Esther Barnhart House in honor of his mother. He then developed the land into a park to be used for the enjoyment of the community and named the park the Joe Barnhart Park in honor of his father. In 2002, an addition was constructed for an added 630 square feet of classroom and exhibit space.

Educational Programs

We offer docent-led tours for all area school children, Summer Art Camps led by faculty from the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and leading Texas artists, workshops led by exhibiting artists, an annual adult watercolor workshop lead by renowned artist and MFA,H instructor Arthur Turner, exhibits and exhibition literature, docent program, lectures for selected exhibitions, and educator guides to certain exhibits. Currently, educational materials are sent only to educators in the local area. These programs and activities are administered and funded by the Foundation.

Governance

private foundation [501(c)(3)]

Publications

No

This information, including business hours, addresses and contact information is provided for general reference purposes only. No representation is made or warranty is given as to its content or the reliability thereof. User assumes all risk of use. Stories USA, Inc. and its content suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use. Please call ahead to verify the dates, the location and directions.
THANK YOU 2021 SPONSORS!
Oakland Park, Florida

We are a design and fabrication shop that encourages play in museums, organizations and brands so they may spread the roots of their mission. Play is a powerful tool because it tests assumptions, makes connections and establishes a positive emotional memory to concepts. Incorporating play (interactives) in your project can actually boost diversity, loyalty and engagement which will ultimately strengthen your mission.

MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2021 — Virtual
Arriving this October: The Western Museum Association Roadshow!
Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Washington, District of Columbia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri
Recent Updates