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Arts & Museums
James Shawn started collecting clocks in t he mid-1960s, and his collection which now numbers close to 2,000 timepieces, antique phonographs, and clock accessories, soon outgrew his home and he opened this museum next door.
McAllen Stained Glass was established in 1985 by father-daughter duo Yoli Cantu and Hector Reyna. Using glass as a medium of artistic expression, be amazed by stained-glass window panes, artifacts and sculptures that make for fine gifts and collectibles. It also holds workshops on working with glass and provides tidbits for enthusiasts and collectors. Explore this gallery and discover a new world of glass.
Nuevo Santander Gallery is named after the 18th-century colony of Southern Texas and Northern Mexico. Located in the heart of Arts District, this building boasts a Spanish-colonial architectural style. Over a century-old doors, iron frames and stained glass-work add character and charm to this gallery. On display are Che and Becky Guerra's collection of artwork and antiques curated from across the world. Browse through Old West guns and saddles; Mexican currency, medals and sombreros; Colonial paintings and sculptures; and authentic collectibles from Europe. They also host rotating exhibitions by local and international artists.
McAllen Heritage Center is housed inside an old post office in downtown McAllen, now called La Placita. Established in 2008, it takes you through the history of the city. Apart from the memorabilia and photographs on display, this center also hosts a number of events and projects like the “Traveling Trunks” program for children, which educates the young minds about the origins and evolution of the city. Take a guided tour to be part of this journey.
The permanent collection, used in rotating exhibits, includes Mexican folk art, masks and textiles, contemporary American and regional prints, and the Caton collection of sixteenth-to-nineteenth-century European paintings.
The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is one of the top museums in South Texas dedicated to these fields. It is Smithsonian affiliated and aims to educate and inspire Rio Grande Valley with its myriad events and programs. Engage your mind at their interactive playground while learning the energy resources and water cycle, or enjoy their innovative robot exhibition. Art enthusiasts can admire 16th-century European paintings, Japanese and Mexican folk art as well as some of Pablo Picasso’s work.