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1902 North Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) stands as a landmark on the edge of Corpus Christi Bay. The building, originally designed by American architect Philip Johnson in 1972, was expanded in 2006 by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. The two buildings come together as one incredible masterpiece proudly representing Mexican and American cultures.
AMST advances awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of visual art by presenting exciting exhibitions, offering dynamic education programs, and actively collecting and preserving a vital permanent collection that educates diverse communities. AMST actively collects, conserves, exhibits, researches, and interprets outstanding works of visual art with a particular interest in the art of the Americas and of the region.
The permanent collection includes more than 1,850 works of art. At its center is a robust collection of art on paper, along with paintings, photographs, sculptures, glass, ceramics, crafts, and large installation pieces. In 2001, AMST acquired a major portion of Dorothy Hood’s estate including her archives and studio contents.

4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204

The Special Collections at the University of Houston Libraries preserves, safeguards, organizes, and describes materials in their collection areas, making them available for current and future generations. They support the teaching and research activities of the University of Houston while serving as a resource for the scholarly community and the general public.
Located within MD Anderson Library, Special Collections is home to primary source materials of intellectual, cultural, and societal distinction, both historic and contemporary.
In 2019, the Art Museum of South Texas donated the Dorothy Hood papers to the University of Houston Libraries. Shared by the two entities, the papers document the life and career of Hood through correspondence, written works including a memoir and poetry, scrapbooks, catalogs and other publicity, photographs, financial documents, artifacts, and additional materials spanning from the 1920s through the 1990s.

2242 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77098

Founded in 1980, McClain Gallery works with important twentieth-century figures while continuing to commit to younger generations of artists, including Texas-based artists. The gallery mounts monographic exhibitions and publishes scholarly catalogs along with presenting surveys and group shows that investigate current themes in contemporary art within historic contexts. Since 2019, McClain Gallery has represented the art of Dorothy Hood.

Rights and Reproductions:

For Works of Art:
The Art Museum of South Texas administers copyright permissions for all Dorothy Hood artworks in our collection. All reproduction requests must be submitted through our online form.

For Archival Materials:  
Contact the librarian at the University of Houston Libraries Special Collection at 713.743.9750. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

To share information on works of art by Dorothy Hood artwork in your collection:

Please email your full contact details along with high-res images and artwork details (including title, date, medium, and condition along with provenance information if available) to

Please be advised that AMST does not authenticate, attribute, or appraise works of art.

To find a qualified appraiser, contact one of the following:
The American Society of Appraisers, 800.272.8258,
The Appraisers Association of America, 212.889.5404,
The International Society of Appraisers, 312.981.6778,
The Art Dealers Association of America, 212.488.5550,