The Permanent Collection of the Art Museum of South Texas holds more than 1,500 works of art in the media of painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, collages, mixed media, ceramics, and textiles. The focus ofthe Permanent Collection is on fine art and craft of the Americas with particular interest in Texas and surrounding states, including those in Mexico.
The original section of the bulding, dating to 1972, was designed by architect Philip Johnson. A major expansion in 2006, designed by architect Ricardo Legorreta, doubled the Museum's gallery and exhibition space.
In 2001, AMST received a major portion of the paintings, library, and personal documents of Dorothy Hood, a Texas-born modernist who died in 2000.
The schedule of exhibitions, on now and upcoming