SAN ANTONIO — Texas’ largest art museum is closing its doors after 10 long years in Austin, ending an era that brought together artists from around the world and showcased the rich traditions of art and design.
The Texas Art Museum of Austin announced the closure Thursday on the grounds of the state’s largest art gallery.
The museum will remain open through at least Oct. 31, 2019.
It will be replaced by the Texas State Museum of Texas and the Texas Historical Museum.
The institution has more than 200,000 works of art on display and more than a dozen museums, many of them smaller, that include Texas, Mexico, China and South Korea.
The gallery is known for the rich art and art history of Texas, including the early pioneers of the art movement, the Lone Star State’s gold rush and its industrial revolution.
It has a major collection of paintings and sculpture from the Americas, Europe and Asia.