art galleries & museums

The works of the region's most well-known artists, such as award-winning photographer Keith Carter, can be found in Beaumont art museums. A local favorite is the Felix "Fox" Harris exhibit at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, which has a permanent collection of about 1,000 works from the 19th century to the present. Another not-to-be missed highlight is the collection of work by the late Robert Rauschenberg at the Museum of the Gulf Coast. In nearby Orange, the Stark Museum of Art houses one of the nation's most significant collections of American Western art. Explore Beaumont's art studios and micro galleries to discover local artists and maybe even commission a piece to take home.