DISHMAN ART MUSEUM
Located on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, the Dishman Art Museum serves as a teaching facility and has had a positive effect on the quality of education at Lamar since its dedication in 1983. The museum offers students an opportunity to experience diverse styles that reflect international trends as well as exhibit their own work. Further, the museum is a showplace that contributes significantly to the cultural opportunities of the region.
The Dishman Art Museum is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission and parking are free, and donations are welcome.
2012-13 Exhibition Calendar
Exhibit. Collect. Educate. Inspire.
In 1983, the Dishman Art Gallery opened its doors to Lamar University and the community of Southeast Texas. Through a generous donation from Herb and Kate Dishman, Architect Marvin Gordy designed this elegant building with Upper and Lower Gallery exhibition spaces, offices and a lecture hall. The exhibition space totals 6,000 square feet. To realize the grand scope of this building, further financial support was necessary. The Dishmans presented a challenge grant, asking the community to match their donation. Several members of the community met that challenge permitting the completion of the building.
Serving as a teaching facility, The Dishman Art Gallery presents a wide variety of exhibitions from one-person shows to group installations. During the academic year, it changes exhibitions every month. An equally significant component of the Dishman Art Gallery is its permanent collection. As the collection has grown, its role in the community has expanded. In 2003, the building was officially renamed the Dishman Art Museum to symbolize our mission to enhance the permanent collection and reach a larger audience in the community.
Megan Young, Museum Director and Assistant Professor of Art History