Museums & Galleries

Select a gallery or museum below:

 

Calypso Gallery & Academy of Art

1133 N. 2nd St., Suite 102

325.665.9202
www.calypsogallery.com

 

We are a teaching art gallery and space for small gatherings.

Amy Graves Ryan Gallery

1642 Sayles Blvd., McMurry University campus

325-793-4958

www.mcm.edu

 

Located in the Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Center, this gallery features student, faculty and visiting art exhbitions of all kind.

The Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress St.

325.677.8389
www.center-arts.com

 

"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

102 Cypress St.

325.673.4587
www.thegracemuseum.org

 

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

Hardin-Simmons University

325.670.1246
www.hsutx.edu

 

Located in the Frost Center for Visual Arts at Hardin-Simmons Univeristy, this space features student and faculty art exhibitions.

Jody Klotz Fine Art

1060 N. 2nd St.

325.670.9880
www.jodyklotz.com

 

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

102 Cedar St.

325.673.4586
www.nccil.org

 

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 Exhbition and SculptTOUR
325.677.1161
more information

 

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

River Oaks Gallery

3301 S. 14th St., Suite 26B

325.793.1616

 

Abilene Frame-N-Art is home to the River Oaks Gallery. Owner, Linda Stricklin, an artist in her own right, 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

1289 N. 2nd St.

325.677.6515
www.12tharmoreddivision.com

 

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

Elks Arts Center, 1174 N. 1st St.

325.676.3775
www.abilenepreservation.org

Taylor County History Center

133 William St., Buffalo Gap

325.572.3365
www.buffalogap.com

 

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!

625 N. 1st St.

325.437.2800

www.frontiertexas.com

 

Frontier Texas! brings together cutting-edge technology and history together, allowing visitors a 3D experience of life on the early Texas frontier.

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