ABOUT THE NAVE
The oldest art museum in the crossroads area, The Nave Museum features five to six diverse and compelling exhibits each year, both classical and modern.
The building, a majestic Greek revival temple designed by San Antonio architect Atlee Ayers, opened in 1932 to house Royston Nave's paintings and contain the library of the Victoria Bronte Study Club. In 1976, Mrs. Nave's heirs, The McCan Family, deeded the building to the city to be used as an art museum for the region. The city in turn rented the building to the newly created Victoria Regional Museum Association to operate as a Visual Arts Center.
The Hiromi Stringer and Matteo Neivert exhibits which were scheduled for April 9th and June 19th have been postponed to 2021 due to the current Covid-19 concerns.
In place of the Neivert exhibit, our Board of Directors has decided it is time to bring out the paintings of Royston Nave. It has been eight years since the Naves were on exhibit here, and since 2017, our collection has been undergoing restoration of both the paintings and the frames. The restoration is almost complete, but we thought that with summer coming up and hopefully more people being able to travel, this will be a great opportunity to bring them out of storage. The dates of the exhibit will be June 19 through August 9, 2020, and we will hopefully be back to our normal hours of Tuesday through Friday noon to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 pm, and closed on Mondays. Once we will open we will be following all required guidelines for social distancing, sanitizing, and safety.
Call for school/group tours
Wheel chair accessible
No pets allowed unless for medical reason
Sculptors by artist Mac Whitney
The Nave Museum
306 W. Commercial St.
Victoria, TX 77901
Tue. - Fri. 12-5pm
Sat. & Sun. 12-4pm
PO Box 1776
Victoria, TX 77902