Learn about ancient customs of Asia!

Gaze at the artistry of Japanese kimonos, porcelains and even a rickshaw! Admire the beauty of artifacts from India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Hmong, Thailand, the Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, Laos and Myanmar. The treasures, stories and richness of each country’s people await you. Visit the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Education Center to take a trip through Asia you will always remember!

Gong Xi Fa Chai! Happy Chinese New Year! Regardless of when you visit the Museum, the festive atmosphere of this most important Chinese holiday will surround you. Beautiful Chinese artifacts and a collection of intricately-carved pieces are sure to be among the high points of your visit!

Buddha1SMThe Museum offers many educational classes for students and the general public each year, along with visiting exhibits from around the world. Past exhibits have included
...Oil paintings of artist Hsiao-Hsia Tsai,
...Contemporary Japanese Crafts of Tokyo's National Museum of Modern Art and Japan's Consulate General,
...National Taiwanese Treasure Box exhibit,
...and many others.

The Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Education Center was founded by Mrs. Billie Trimble Chandler in the 1960s. A Corpus Christi native, Mrs. Chandler spent many years in Asia teaching and collecting cultural art and artifacts. Today Mrs. Chandler’s collection, along with other wonderful Asian antiquities and exhibits, builds a “bridge” connecting Texas to Asia.

Over the past 40 years, the Museum has had many South Texas homes, culminating in its present facility designed by architects Elizabeth Chu Richter and David R. Richter.