Through unique collections, exhibitions, public programs and outreach in the visual arts, the mission of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas is to provide education, inspiration, and creative vision throughout Southeast Texas.

Featured Exhibitions

Earlie Hudnall, Jr:
Homeward

Main Galleries

On view through March 30

This winter, AMSET is exhibiting the works of photographer Earlie Hudnall, Jr. Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Earlie has lived for years in Houston, Texas. He began photographing while serving as a Marine in the Vietnam War in the 1960s. In 1968, he relocated to Houston to attend Texas Southern University (TSU) and received his Bachelor of Arts in Art Education. There he found the encouragement to continue photographing his subject matter of local African- American communities from well-known TSU faculty members, art professor John Biggers and professor of philosophy Dr. Thomas Freeman. 

Ceramista del Preciosismo:
Angélica Delfina Vásquez Cruz
from the John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art

Main Galleries

On view through March 30

Angélica Delfina Vásquez Cruz, also known as the Ceramista del Preciosismo, is a potter from Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca, Mexico. Her parents, Delfina Cruz Díaz and Ernesto Vásquez Reyes, taught her how to create toys, jars, pots and pans. She also studied with Mexican artist Teodora Blanco. In 1978, Cruz began creating her own work based on Oaxacan mythology, culture and folklore.

Jacqueline Bley Ryall: Abstract Connections

Café Arts Series for local artists

On view through April 28

This spring’s Café Arts exhibition showcases the work of local artist and attorney Jacqueline Bley Ryall. The focus of her café exhibition at AMSET depicts the faces of humanity. She states, “although we are different, we are still interconnected.” This exhibition is generously underwritten by Provost Umphrey Law Firm.

Phil Brannan: Artistry in Wood

West Hall

On view through March 17

Phil Brannan is a local Southeast Texas woodcarver, specializing in realistic fish sculptures. He began his artistic career as a child, illustrating, painting and sketching as a hobby and began woodcarving in his mid-30s, teaching himself how to carve and paint.

A lifelong fisherman, his love of fishing inspires his highly detailed woodcarvings depicting saltwater, freshwater and tropical fish. This is the first time his sculptures have been exhibited in a public art space outside of competitions.

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Upcoming Events

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2024 Protégé Reception and Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

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