Museums & Galleries

Select a gallery or museum below:


ACU Downtown Gallery


This large gallery showcases student and faculty artwork from Abilene Christian University. It gives young, up and coming artists a public space to show their work and exposure to the art community.

Amy Graves Ryan Gallery


Located in Ryan Little Theatre at McMurry University.

The Center for Contemporary Arts


"The Center" is in the heart of Abilene's Historic Downtown area. It is home to more than 70 artist members, many who have working gallery space in the facility. It houses four galleries that showcase exhibitions from contemporary artists working in a variety of media including photography.

The Grace Museum


The Grace is a crown jewel in the Abilene art community and is known nationally as a true fine arts museum - with a special focus and commitment to Texas art and artists. The landmark building houses three museums: Art, History, and Children's.

Ira M. Taylor Memorial Gallery


Located in the Frost Center for Visual Arts at Hardin-Simmons Univeristy.

Jody Klotz Fine Art


Owner, Jody Klotz, is a skilled art dealer specializing in fine 19th and 20th Century European artwork. This Euro-inspired art gallery showcases some unique and special pieces.

The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature


The NCCIL (pronounced "nickel") is one of only three museums of its kind in the U.S. The NCCIL provides children the opportunity to fall in love with art through exhibits of original illustrations fromsome of the most beloved children's books and their artists.

Outdoor Sculpture Tour
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Abilene is home to numerous outdoor sculptures placed throughout its Downtown District. Take a tour and see these wonderful pieces of large scale artwork and learn about the artists. Download the brochure (PDF).

River Oaks Gallery


Abilene Frame-N-Art is home to the River Oaks Gallery. Owner, Linda Stricklin, an artist in her own rite, showcases local talent and hosts artist receptions once a month rotating out shows to bring these talented artists to the community.

12th Armored Division Memorial Museum


For history buffs, this memorial museum displays and interprets an historical colection of WWII artifacts. It serves as a teaching facility for the study of WWII and provides academic access to historic materials along with educational programs for children.

Abilene Preservation League

Buffalo Gap Historic Village


This historic village gives visitors the chance to immerse themselves in history, dating from 1875 to 1925, while gaining an understanding of the forces that changed the region through traditional displays, special events, and lectures.

Frontier Texas!


Frontier Texas! Brings together cutting-edge technology and history and lets visitors experience life on the early Texas frontier.