Upcoming events

    • 16 Jan 2015
    • 31 Mar 2015
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont


    AMSET will be installing the Great Wall of Fame, to be FREE and open to the public at 6:00 p.m., January 23, 2015. The wall will honor African Americans who have made a positive impact on the lives of Southeast Texans and/or people who have made a positive difference in the lives of African Americans living in our community. 

    The public is invited to become a part of this celebration by participating in the Great Wall of Fame  simply by making a contribution of $50 per person, $75 per couple or $100 per    Great Wall of Fame will be located in the West Hall Gallery, visible in the museum’s main foyer. 

    Honors will continue to be accepted through the end of March. The Great Wall of Fame will remain on view through April 12, 2015. 

    Great Wall of Fame
    is FREE and open to the public.  
    Contribution levels are as follows:

    $50.00 per person
    $75.00 per couple
    $100.00 per family

    Donations will help fund the Harvey Johnson exhibition and related educational programming. For more information, please call (409) 832-3432.

    • 17 Jan 2015
    • 12 Apr 2015
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont

    Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2015

    The exhibition A Triple Middle Passage is organized by AMSET with guest Curator Danielle Burns of the African American Library at the Gregory School in Houston, Texas.  Known for his narrative paintings and outstanding draftsmanship, Harvey Johnson’s exhibit of paintings and drawings focuses on three themes: life, the transatlantic slave trade, and human transformation.  AMSET will produce a color catalogue including an essay by Burns. Johnson, a Port Arthur native, earned a bachelor of arts in education from Texas Southern University and a master of fine arts from Washington State University. He studied under artist, John Biggers and later taught for 34 years as a professor of art at TSU. 

    • 17 Jan 2015
    • 12 Apr 2015
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont

    Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2015

    Caprice Pierucci earned a bachelor of fine arts from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  and a master of fine arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York, New York.  Pierucci creates linear forms incorporating rhythm, movement, and shadow. She currently teaches 3D design at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. This exhibition will include a selection of carved wooden sculpture inspired by her past as a weaver. She builds her sculpture as she envisions weaving the wood. Her forms interlock, interact and repeat. 

    • 22 Jan 2015
    • 22 Mar 2015
    • Art Museum of Southeast Texas


    Opening this January, our Café Arts space will feature a selection of monumental charcoal drawings by Chris Troutman, Assistant Professor of Art at Lamar University. Before moving to Beaumont, Troutman lived in Japan, where he returns annually, as well as Illinois, California, Kentucky and Indiana. Much of his imagery references these geographic locales, exploring the relationship between memory and pictorial expression. His pieces are large in scale and divided into multiple sections, building a continuous narrative throughout his composition.

    Born in Kansas City, Missouri and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Troutman graduated from Bradley University in 2003. He moved to Japan that same year, where he and his wife opened a conversational English school. Upon his return to the states, he received his graduate degree from California State University in 2008. He currently teaches drawing at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. 

    • 04 Feb 2015
    • 11:30 AM
    • 05 Mar 2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont

    Go for the Gold

    YOU could win $10,000 in gold at this exciting event!


    Each year AMSET invites community members to participate in Go for the Gold, a very popular and entertaining fundraising event. For the ticket cost of $100, participants receive admission, dinner and cocktails for two along with one entry into the most exciting drawing in town. Three lucky ticket-holders get a chance to win unbelievable prizes in gold, magically turning $100 into $10,000 for the first place winner in a reverse drawing where the winner is the last ticket drawn. The second place winner receives $1,500 in gold, and third place winner receives $1,000 in gold. This year's Go for the Gold event will be chaired by Melanie Dishman, and held in honor of Earl Brickhouse. Proceeds from Go for the Gold benefit the museum’s exhibitions and education programming.

    • 25 Apr 2015
    • 30 Aug 2015
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont

    Opening Reception: 6:30 -8:30 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015

    Born in Denison, Texas in 1907, Will-Amelia Sterns Price was a major figure in the development of Beaumont's art scene. This exhibition includes paintings and drawings by Sterns Price focusing on her time in Taos, New Mexico.  Sterns Price assisted in the founding of the Beaumont Art Museum where she taught anatomy and life-painting classes. She studied under numerous influential art teachers and critics most notably Frank von der Lacken at the University of Tulsa, Jacob Getlar Smith and Dimitri Romanovsky in New York, and Walter Ufer in Taos, New Mexico in 1934.  She also attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. 

    • 25 Apr 2015
    • 30 Aug 2015
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont

    Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015

    This exhibition highlights the diversity and strength of the museum’s permanent collection  of fine and folk art created in the 19th century to the present with a focus on the Texas  region.  AMSET will produce a full-color catalogue to accompany this exhibition.  Alexandra Irvine, former director of the Galveston Arts Center and current membership/executive assistant at the Houston Center for Photography, will be coordinating and writing entries for the publication. 

    • 09 May 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 500 Main St., downtown Beaumont


    In conjunction with the exhibition Will-Amelia Sterns Price: Mike’s Road to Taos, this fun day will have a southwestern theme. Participants will have the opportunity to paint live models dressed in western clothing, try their hand at simple weaving techniques, create their own cactus painting and learn the Texas Two-Step among other popular Western swing dances.   Face painting and refreshments will round out a wonderful event!!!

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    • 15 May 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont

    gARTage Sale

    Mark your calendars for Friday, May 15, 2015, when AMSET brings you the gARTage Sale and pre-sale dinner from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.  This unique shopping experience blends an art sale with a garage sale and dinner.  A wide selection of original art and home decor will be for sale.  In addition, we will also be offering several high-quality items in a silent auction.  Proceeds will benefit AMSET exhibitions and educational programs.  

    As an added bonus, from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, the gARTage sale will be free and open to the general public.  While shopping at AMSET's indoor, air-conditioned gARTage Sale, guests will enjoy a hearty shopping adventure, as drastic markdowns evolve throughout the sale.

    Interested in donating? We will gladly accept your tax-deductible charitable donation of artwork and home decor.  Need delivery assistance? Please call to schedule a pick up. No

    consignments, please.

    • 15 Aug 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 500 Main St., downtown Beaumont

    Children are invited to use recycled materials to create one-of-a-kind folk art inspired masterpieces.  So join us and explore our current exhibits, and create your own unique works of art.  Face painting and refreshments round out this wonderful event!

    • 11 Sep 2015
    • 6:30 PM
    • 500 Main Street, downtown Beaumont
    AMSET's 28th annual anniversary gala will take place on September 11, 2015.  Chaired by Sandy Fertitta, this will be AMSET's biggest party of the year, filled with cocktails, dinner, entertainment and many fantastic surprises!!!

    Call 409-832-3432 for more information.  Remember, this is the museum’s biggest fundraiser of the year. All proceeds benefit the museum’s exhibition and education programs.

    Chaired by Bedazzler Extraordinaire Albert Nolen and twinkling with anticipation from our underwriting chairs Sandy and Joseph Fertitta, this will be a crowning achievement as we stage this sparkling event at the museum
    • 31 Oct 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 500 Main St., downtown Beaumont

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    “Eat a Bug!” Family Arts Day is one of AMSET’s most popular events, where children and their families are tempted to try the creepy, crawly delicacy of fried crickets. Hands-on art activities focus on our current exhibition.  Visitors will learn about Day of the Dead, make sugar skulls and are invited to participate in our Halloween Costume Contest.  As always face painting and refreshments round out this "SPOOKtacular" event. 


    Admission is FREE! 

Past events

26 Feb 2015 Protégé High School Art Competition and Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
21 Feb 2015 Winter Family Arts Day "Freedom!"
30 Jan 2015 A Vintage Affair wine tasting
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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