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

Margaret Smithers-Crump: Kinship

Main Galleries

On view April 1 - June 18, 2023

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will present Margaret Smithers-Crump: Kinship as its spring 2023 exhibition. Margaret Smithers-Crump is a Houston-based sculptor, whose work focuses on the vulnerability and interconnectedness of the Earth’s diverse life forms and ecosystems. Smithers-Crump explores natural conditions of development such as birth, maturation, procreation and death and unnatural conditions caused by human impact such as global warming, pollution and loss of habitat.

ANDY COUGHLAN: A Crack in the World

Café Arts Series for local artists

On view February 9 - May 7, 2023

AMSET is proud to present the work of Andy Coughlan for the current Café Arts exhibition. This new series has been in progress for several years, but Andy began working in earnest on it during the pandemic. The compositions draw inspiration from walking down public roads. 

Staff Selections from the Permanent Collection

West Hall

On view through May 28, 2023

AMSET is always excited to showcase the nearly 1,700 items that make up our Permanent Collection with over 430 artists represented. AMSET staff members have chosen their favorite piece to be displayed in the West Hall. This temporary exhibition features 17 artists from the collection.

Upcoming Events

Opening Reception for Margaret Smithers-Crump: Kinship

Friday, April 14, 2023 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

AMSET Book Club Meeting

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

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Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main Street
Beaumont, TX 77701

(409) 832-3432


M–F: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: Noon – 5pm
Closed major holidays

Admission is always FREE.
Donations accepted.