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Learn about the art, history, and culture of Asia

Gaze at the artistry of Japanese kimonos, porcelains and even a rickshaw! Admire the beauty of artifacts from all across Asia. Visit the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Education Center to take a trip through Asia you will always remember!

Come see our newly renovated second floor, and see our rotating artist display, featuring the works of many of the artists in our collection.

Buddha1SMThe Museum offers many educational classes for students and the general public each year, along with visiting exhibits from around the world. We offer hands-on learning for Origami, Calligraphy and many more.

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 in the heart of the downtown area.