Also located in Corpus Christi ’s cultural district is the Asian Cultures Museum (1809 N. Chaparral St., 361/882-2641, www.asianculturesmuseum.org , 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Sat., $5 adults, $3 students, $2 children 12 and under), offering an interesting array of objects and artwork from across the Pacific.
What started as a local resident’s personal collection of cultural objects has evolved into a full-fledged museum containing thousands of items representing nearly a dozen Asian countries. Billie Trimble Chandler spent decades as a teacher and art collector in Asia, and brought items back to share with Corpus residents and educate them about faraway lands.
Since then, the Asian Cultures Museum has grown to include clothing, furniture, paintings, dolls, statues, and other art objects from Japan, Korea, China, the Philippines, Taiwan, and other Asian countries. The museum also features international traveling exhibits and offers educational classes for students and the general public.