Upcoming events

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 02 Jun 2019
    • Art Museum of Southeast Texas



    On view March 16, 2019 through June 2, 2019

    Opening Reception6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019

    Free and open to the public

    JOOYOUNG CHOI: Big Time Dreaming in the Age of Uncertainty will delight visitors with a mixed media, site-specific installation inspired by Choi’s ongoing investigation of her Cosmic Womb mythology. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Choi was adopted at the age of one and grew up in Concord, New Hampshire with American parents. In 2007, she was reunited with her birth family. As an adopted child and one of the only Asians living in her New Hampshire community, she grew up feeling different and lonely – her imagination became her creative salvation. Choi is a “world building artist” who lives and works in Houston. She uses puppets, props, home videos, toys and drawings inspired from her childhood to explore her on-going and fictional world, the Cosmic Womb. Choi’s installation will resemble a dream-like, make-believe world; viewers will enter the Cosmic Womb, which will include soft sculptures and video stations, as well as puppets and mixed media paintings. The artist will participate in a week-long residency at AMSET during her installation, interacting with museum visitors throughout the process. Choi will also teach a flower-making workshop to guests prior to her installation, inviting them to enter her world. AMSET will also present a documentary film about Choi and her work as part of our interpretative programming.

    This exhibition is generously supported, in part, by an award from the Edaren Foundation, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, Mary Ellen Hunt, the City of Beaumont, the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation.

    To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.


    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 02 Jun 2019
    • Art Museum of Southeast Texas

    Jules Buck Jones, painting in progress for AMSET exhibition, 2018, mixed media

    On view March 16, 2019 through June 2, 2019

    Opening Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019
    Free and open to the public

    JULES BUCK JONES: Future Fossils will feature large-scale, mixed media paintings, drawings, and installations of hybridized bird forms influenced by biological concerns, mythology, fact and fiction. Jules Buck Jones lives in Austin and teaches at Texas State University. He is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas, and David Shelton Gallery in Houston, Texas. Jones is recognized nationally for his artwork and installations focusing on animals and the environment. His Animal Facts Club creates and envisions interactive performances for children, educating them on animal and biological facts. Jones attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond (2005) and received an MFA in Painting at the University of Texas at Austin (2008). His exhibition at AMSET will feature artwork inspired by the birds of America, including vibrant paintings, sculpture and a mixed-media, site specific installation that come together to create an environment type ecosystem where predator/prey relationships, mating behaviors, and other transformative actions play out between the paintings and sculptures. The artist will take part in an artist residency at AMSET during his installation. A monograph published by the artist will be available during the exhibition, and a book signing will take place at the opening reception.

    This exhibition is generously supported, in part, by an award from the Edaren Foundation, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Beaumont, the Wesley W. Washburn, M.D. and Lulu L. Smith, M.D. Endowment Fund and the C. Homer and Edith Fuller Chambers Charitable Foundation.

    To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.


    • 18 Apr 2019
    • 23 Jun 2019
    • Art Museum of Southeast Texas

    Sandy Walker, The Tropicale, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches, Collection of the Artist  

    On View April 18 – June 23, 2019

    Walker is an artist directed by her own sense of color, form, and light inspired by the natural world. Although she studied drawing at the University of Houston under Beaumont native John Alexander during her college years, Walker dedicated her career to social work and retired after 45 years as a curriculum developer and director of community services programs. She has always incorporated drawing into her daily routine, sketching interiors and design elements that come alive in her newest paintings. She also spends time in Sanderson, Texas, where she is constantly inspired by the landscape and sky colorations that call so many artists to the west Texas region. Her work has been exhibited at the Beaumont Finder’s Fayre, and is included in private collections throughout Texas.

    Her paintings evolve much like children to Walker – playing with one another, becoming disobedient, learning from and teaching lessons to the artist as she nurtures them into their final realized compositions.

    The paintings in Nuances are abstract revelations of Walker’s search for truth in natural beauty, and her dedication to studying the processes and interactions between paint and the canvas. To her, abstract art is “total freedom,” and she enjoys allowing the paintings to tell her where they want to go.


    • 29 Apr 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Art Museum of Southeast Texas

    Lamar University art professor, Xenia Fedorchenko, will give a talk on JOOYOUNG CHOI: Big Time Dreaming in the Age of Uncertainty and JULES BUCK JONES: Future Fossils at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas’s spring Taste of the Arts Lecture Series, Monday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the galleries with lunch to follow in the Two Magnolias café, Dutch treat style.

    Fedorchenko received her Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. Joining Lamar’s art department in 2006, Fedorchenko serves as the associate professor of color theory, drawing and printmaking. She is represented by Water Street Studio in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her work is in the permanent collections of several museums as well as university, corporate and private collections throughout the country.                                                                   

    Per Fedorchenko’s faculty bio on the Lamar University website, in teaching, she aims to balance formal training and commitment to a high level of craftsmanship with an environment that cultivates community, honesty, curiosity and willingness to push the challenge inherent to any piece. Instruction in her courses occurs through incremental skill-building exercises that lead to assignments based on content. Overall, Fedorchenko wishes her student to find the visual language that propels her or him to get excited, discover and articulate his or her knowledge. In her research, Fedorchenko is drawn to the human figure as a universally comprehensible symbol for our kind and to the baggage it contains.   

    JOOYOUNG CHOI: Big Time Dreaming in the Age of Uncertainty and JULES BUCK JONES: Future Fossils will be on view from March 16-June 2, 2019 in the main galleries.                

    For more information, visit www.amset.org or call (409) 832-3432.



    • 18 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Art Museum of Southeast Texas


    This FREE day of family fun will give children and their families an opportunity to participate in several hands-on art activities that correlate with AMSET’s current exhibitions, JooYoung Choi: Big Time Dreaming in the Age of Uncertainty and Jules Buck Jones: Future Fossils. Entertainment, face painting, and refreshments will be provided.

    For more info, visit amset.org or www.facebook.com/amsetx.


    • 03 Jun 2019
    • 12 Jul 2019
    • Art Museum of Southeast Texas


    Join AMSET for Summer ArtVentures 2019. This year’s line-up of week-long, half-day workshops, from June 3 through July 12, is more exciting than ever, with architecture, sculpture, two-dimensional mixed media, melt-able media, clay and much more!

    ArtVentures is offered Monday through Friday with two workshops per day: morning classes are from 9 a.m. to noon; afternoons are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  One day-long workshop from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. is offered for TeenVentures week.  Children ages 5-14 choose from many class options for a high quality, intensive art education experience. All courses are taught by artists and art professionals, and the participants work closely with these respected artists in a variety of mediums.

    Campers are divided into three age groups, with each course designed for age-appropriate art activities:

    · Young ArtVenturers – children ages 5-7 – will have the opportunity to sample clay, paint and mixed media through simplified projects formatted for their age group. These classes will be augmented with art-related story times and outdoor activities.

    · ArtVenturers – children ages 8-11 – have many exciting courses to choose from including melt-able media, clay, mixed media, and even sculpture.

    · TeenVentures in Art – Keep teens active and engaged in making art – a valuable life skill. TeenVentures in Art is a special week, July 1-July 5, just for 12 to 14-year-olds interested in exploring more advanced artmaking practices. This summer, teen campers will investigate America’s exceptional modern art movements in order to gain the inspiration needed to create their own unique modern art inspired works of art.

    The cost for Summer ArtVentures is $75 for members, $135 for non-members for the first child’s first class, $75 for each additional child and $70 for each additional class. The non-member fee includes a one-year family membership. Scholarships are also available.

    Find Summer Artventures Registration Forms Here


    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 01 Sep 2019
    • Art Museum of Southeast Texas



    • 10 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Art Museum of Southeast Texas

    This free event will have entertainment, face painting, refreshments, and unique art activities inspired by AMSET’s recent acquisitions that will be on view in the main galleries.


    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 01 Dec 2019
    • Art Museum of Southeast Texas


    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 01 Mar 2020
    • Art Museum of Southeast Texas


Past events

09 Apr 2019 AMSET Book Club
21 Mar 2019 Go for the Gold
02 Mar 2019 Soft Sculpture Workshop
21 Feb 2019 Protégé 2019
16 Feb 2019 Winter Family Arts Day
14 Feb 2019 A Vintage Valentine
11 Feb 2019 Taste of the Arts Lecture Series
31 Jan 2019 MIKE CACIOPPO: Happy Accidents
14 Dec 2018 The Art of Found Objects: Enigma Variations
11 Dec 2018 Book Signing with Keith Carter
06 Dec 2018 Holiday Tree Lighting 2018
01 Dec 2018 Gingerbread House Workshop
15 Nov 2018 JANE HONOVICH: All Over Not Yet
13 Nov 2018 Art Museum of Southeast Texas Book Club
27 Oct 2018 "Eat-A-Bug!" FREE Family Arts Day
22 Oct 2018 Taste of the Arts Lecture Series
19 Oct 2018 The Monster Mash: an AMSET Bash!
02 Oct 2018 2018 Annual Meeting Reception
22 Sep 2018 Deborah Luster --- Passion Play
22 Sep 2018 Woven Wonders: Textiles from the John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art
07 Sep 2018 31st Anniversary Gala
11 Aug 2018 Summer Family Arts Day
24 Jul 2018 Art of Giving
21 Jun 2018 AMY MORRIS: Submerged
18 Jun 2018 Summer Art Ventures Creative Kids Camp 2018
16 Jun 2018 Paraíso y Presa: The John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art
16 Jun 2018 FRESH: The James Kralik Collection
19 May 2018 Spring Family Arts Day
10 May 2018 Treasure Auction: The Art of the Abstract
22 Mar 2018 WAYNE GOODMAN: Storyville
17 Mar 2018 ANTHONY SONNENBERG: Still Stage, Set Life
17 Mar 2018 SHAUN ROBERTS: Rebels and Renegades
08 Mar 2018 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
22 Feb 2018 32nd Annual Protégé Competition and Exhibition Reception
10 Feb 2018 Winter Family Arts Day
02 Feb 2018 AMSET "Mardi pARTy" 2018
18 Jan 2018 Café Arts Series "Courtni Meadows: Rock On"
16 Dec 2017 The John Gaston Fairey Collection of Mexican Folk Art: An Introduction
16 Dec 2017 ELLEN TANNER: Fables, Families and Myths
07 Dec 2017 Holiday Tree Lighting 2017
02 Dec 2017 Gingerbread House Workshop 2017
28 Oct 2017 "Eat-A-Bug!" FREE Family Arts Day
26 Oct 2017 SIRENA LABURN: Nowhere, Texas
21 Oct 2017 30th Anniversary Gala: A Pearlescent Evening
30 Sep 2017 Sense of Home: The Art of Richard Stout
17 Aug 2017 Garden Musings: MARY PAT NELSON GROSS
12 Aug 2017 Summer Family Arts Day
12 Jun 2017 Summer Art Ventures Creative Kids Camp 2017
10 Jun 2017 FRESH: Recent Acquisitions
10 Jun 2017 SHERRY OWENS: Fabric of Life
25 May 2017 DJ KAVA: A Stroll Along the Coast
20 May 2017 Spring Family Arts Day
30 Mar 2017 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
30 Mar 2017 Allison Gaspard: "What Will They Become"
11 Mar 2017 José Arpa: "A Spanish Painter in Texas"
24 Feb 2017 AMSET "Mardi pARTy" 2017
21 Feb 2017 Protege High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
11 Feb 2017 Winter Family Arts Day
10 Dec 2016 STEVE MURPHY: It's All Come Down to This
10 Dec 2016 DAVID AYLSWORTH: Either/And
08 Dec 2016 Holiday Tree Lighting 2016
29 Oct 2016 "Eat-A-Bug!" FREE Family Arts Day
21 Oct 2016 The Monster Mash: an AMSET Bash!
04 Oct 2016 2016 Annual Meeting
23 Sep 2016 CURTAIN CALL Ann Wood
09 Sep 2016 AMSET Gala 2016
25 Aug 2016 THE ONLY WAY ROUND IS THROUGH: Mark Nesmith
20 Aug 2016 "Don't Mess With Texas. Mess With Art" FREE Family Arts Day
18 Aug 2016 Film Screening of FRANK REAUGH: PASTEL POET OF THE TEXAS PLAINS
18 Jun 2016 TERESA BAKER: shape, line, what the eye is doing
18 Jun 2016 tête-à-tête: Folk Art and Fine Art from the Permanent Collection
12 May 2016 Treasure Auction: POP!
14 Apr 2016 This One is Pink, This One is Blue: Kailee Viator
12 Mar 2016 Birds in Art
10 Mar 2016 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
25 Feb 2016 Protege High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
20 Feb 2016 "Fun in the Mud!" FREE Family Arts Day
29 Jan 2016 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
28 Jan 2016 MAX BEAN: You've Got Mail / Art
12 Dec 2015 JOURNEY FROM WITHIN: Ceramics by Linnis Blanton
12 Dec 2015 HOT OFF THE PRESS: Recent Works from Flatbed
05 Dec 2015 Gingerbread House Workshop 2015
03 Dec 2015 Holiday Tree Lighting 2015
05 Nov 2015 SKIN CONDITION: Ceramics by Kelly Costlow
31 Oct 2015 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
23 Oct 2015 "The Monster Mash... an AMSET Bash"
25 Sep 2015 "Michael Kennaugh: Locus in Quo"
25 Sep 2015 "Orna Feinstein: Now and Zen"
11 Sep 2015 AMSET Gala 2015- Carnival de AMSET: a night for the arts
15 Aug 2015 Summer Family Arts Day
13 Aug 2015 "MY JOURNEY" by Ines Alvidres
15 Jun 2015 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp 2015
04 Jun 2015 CAFE' ARTS: "Hats & Helmets"
09 May 2015 Spring Family Arts Day
25 Apr 2015 "ABSTRACTION: Selections from the Permanent Collection"
25 Apr 2015 "Will-Amelia Sterns Price: Mike's Road to Taos"
12 Mar 2015 gARTage Sale
26 Feb 2015 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
21 Feb 2015 Winter Family Arts Day "Freedom!"
04 Feb 2015 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
30 Jan 2015 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
22 Jan 2015 "DIVIDING TIME: Works on Paper by Chris Troutman"
17 Jan 2015 "Caprice Pierucci: Dream State"
17 Jan 2015 "Harvey Johnson: A Triple Middle Passage"
16 Jan 2015 Great Wall of Fame
06 Dec 2014 Gingerbread House Workshop 2014
04 Dec 2014 Holiday Tree Lighting
30 Oct 2014 Rob Clark: "Finding Light - Works on Paper"
25 Oct 2014 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
10 Oct 2014 Art of Beer 2014
07 Oct 2014 2014 AMSET Annual Meeting
20 Sep 2014 "Dornith Doherty: Oasis"
20 Sep 2014 "Celia Eberle: In the Garden of Ozymandias"
05 Sep 2014 The Crystal Ball - A Night of Sparkling Entertainment
16 Aug 2014 "Don't Mess with Texas, Mess with Art" Family Arts Day
14 Aug 2014 Zach Dubuisson: "It Ain't Easy"
16 Jun 2014 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp 2014
31 May 2014 "Spring Chine" Family Arts Day
24 May 2014 "Beili Liu: Chine"
24 May 2014 "Karin Broker: wired, pressed and nailed"
08 May 2014 Treasure Auction: Masterpieces, Fakes and Forgeries
25 Apr 2014 "Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk"
19 Apr 2014 "Tiffany Studios: The Women Behind the Glass"
13 Mar 2014 Abigail McLaurin: "Tongues Talking"
06 Mar 2014 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
21 Feb 2014 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
20 Feb 2014 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
08 Feb 2014 "Who's in the Mirror" Family Arts Day
18 Jan 2014 "Figures: Artwork from the Permanent Collection"
18 Jan 2014 "Mirrored and Obscured: Contemporary Texas Self-Portraits"
19 Dec 2013 John Mariani: "Birdscapes"
07 Dec 2013 Gingerbread House Workshop 2013
05 Dec 2013 Holiday Tree Lighting
03 Dec 2013 2013 AMSET Annual Meeting
26 Oct 2013 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
09 Oct 2013 Art of Beer 2013
09 Oct 2013 "Summer Lydick: Resurfacing. Remnants"
27 Sep 2013 "Texas Impressionism: Branding with Brushstroke and Color, 1885-1935"
06 Sep 2013 "Bootleggers Ball" 26th Anniversary Gala 2013
10 Aug 2013 "Eyes Spy" Family Arts Day
18 Jul 2013 Kirby Crone: "212/912"
13 Jul 2013 "Eyes Spy: Folk Art from the Permanent Collection"
13 Jul 2013 "Earl Staley: Dreamscapes"
17 Jun 2013 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp 2013
17 May 2013 gARTage Sale
04 May 2013 "The Lost World" Family Arts Day
27 Apr 2013 Slow Art Day
25 Apr 2013 "Continuum-From Beaumont to San Miguel"
20 Apr 2013 "David Everett: The Ties That Bind"
20 Apr 2013 "Sally Chandler: The Lost World"
07 Mar 2013 "GO GO" for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
21 Feb 2013 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
09 Feb 2013 "Night at the Museum" Family Arts Day
01 Feb 2013 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
24 Jan 2013 "Moments"
19 Jan 2013 "San Angelo Ceramics"
19 Jan 2013 "Edge of Mists: Photography by David H. Gibson"
19 Jan 2013 "Sarah Williams: Remote America"
06 Dec 2012 Holiday Tree Lighting
04 Dec 2012 2012 AMSET Annual Meeting
08 Nov 2012 "Lisa Richardson: Antelope Light"
27 Oct 2012 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
04 Oct 2012 Art of Beer 2012
22 Sep 2012 "Espoused"
11 Sep 2012 Sugar Skulls Workshop
07 Sep 2012 "Come Fly With Us" 25th Anniversary Gala 2012
23 Aug 2012 "Jane Peterman: Signs of Life"
11 Aug 2012 "Don't Mess with Texas, Mess with Art" Family Arts Day
30 Jun 2012 "Collection in Reflection: 10 Years of Acquisitions"
11 Jun 2012 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp 2012
07 Jun 2012 "Pat Loggins: Works in Mixed Media"
10 May 2012 The Secret Artist in You: Treasure Auction 2012
05 May 2012 "Ships Ahoy" Family Arts Day
20 Apr 2012 "Contemporary American Marine Art: 15th Annual Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists"
29 Mar 2012 "Michelle Cate: Hipsta-Addict"
08 Mar 2012 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
01 Mar 2012 Garry Reece Lecture
23 Feb 2012 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition
11 Feb 2012 "I See 3-D" Family Arts Day
26 Jan 2012 "Taylor Randolph Perry: Stenciling Out the Time"
21 Jan 2012 "This Rejection of the Conqueror: Works by Robert Pruitt"
21 Jan 2012 "Meredith Jack: Back in Black"
20 Jan 2012 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
01 Dec 2011 Holiday Tree Lighting
05 Nov 2011 Gingerbread House Workshop 2011
29 Oct 2011 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
27 Oct 2011 Joey Blazek: "Following Life’s Circle, Chasing My Coastal Tail"
05 Oct 2011 Art of Beer 2011
24 Sep 2011 Obsessive Worlds
09 Sep 2011 Gala 2011: ARTopia
13 Aug 2011 "Recycled/Reinvented" Family Arts Day
11 Aug 2011 "Michael Lee: Second Wind" in Café Arts
23 Jul 2011 Southeast Texas Collects: Jamie Paul Kessler German Pottery Collection
23 Jul 2011 Recycled/Reinvented: Folk Art from the Permanent Collection
15 Jul 2011 gARTage Sale
13 Jun 2011 Summer ArtVentures Creative Kids Camp
02 Jun 2011 "Randy and Bryan Welborn: Moments to Remember" in Café Arts
07 May 2011 "Tree Line" Spring Family Arts Day
06 May 2011 Impressionist and Post Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art
26 Apr 2011 Besa: Albanian Muslims
16 Apr 2011 Helen Altman: Tree Line
16 Apr 2011 Mark Messersmith: Scenic Delusions of Ordinary Disappointments
03 Mar 2011 Go for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
24 Feb 2011 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition
12 Feb 2011 "Celebrate Southeast Texas" Family Arts Day
22 Jan 2011 Edward G. Eisenlohr: Painting Across the Texas Landscape
22 Jan 2011 Southeast Texas Art: Cross-Currents and Influences
02 Dec 2010 Holiday Children's Festival and Tree Lighting
13 Nov 2010 Gingerbread House Workshop
11 Nov 2010 "Kathleen Lamb Boudreaux: In Good Company" in Café Arts
30 Oct 2010 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
16 Oct 2010 Sedrick Huckaby: From Earth to Heaven
07 Oct 2010 Art of Beer 2010
10 Sep 2010 Gala 2010: Coattails, Cocktails and Capers
14 Aug 2010 “Flower Power” Summer Family Arts Day
24 Jul 2010 Women Artists: Selections from the Permanent Collection
24 Jul 2010 George Wentz: Joie de Vivre
06 May 2010 Mask Mania: Treasure Auction 2010
01 May 2010 “Playing in the Sand” Family Arts Day
24 Apr 2010 Rusty Scruby: Playing in the Sand
24 Apr 2010 Virgil Grotfeldt 274296
18 Mar 2010 Geaux for the Gold Party and Reverse Drawing
25 Feb 2010 Protege High School Art Competition and Exhibition
13 Feb 2010 “Set Your Sails for AMSET!” Family Arts Day
23 Jan 2010 African-American Art: Highlights from the Dr. Hervy Hiner Collection
23 Jan 2010 Hans Molzberger: RETURN / RÜCKKEHR
14 Nov 2009 Christmas Ornament Workshop
31 Oct 2009 "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day
06 Oct 2009 Sugar Skulls Workshop
01 Oct 2009 Art of Beer
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