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.
VRMA: The Nave Museum is proud to present
January 31st - March 22nd
The Nave Museum is proud to present The Woodworking Exhibit, an exhibit featuring works from 6 local artists. Long before paper canvas and metal were used wood was one of mans first art materials. This show feature wood are including furniture and sculptures of both artistic and whimsical nature.
The Nave Museum is located at 306 W. Commercial in Victoria, TX and is open to the public 12-5PM Tuesday through Friday and 12-4PM on weekends. The Nave is closed on Mondays and between exhibits. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Enjoy the exhibit and decide what you would like to give to support our mission. For event information please contact the Nave Office at 361-575-8228 or visit
If you are not already a member of the Victoria Regional Museum Association/The Nave Museum please call or visit our website and join today. Our members enjoy exhibit previews and opportunities to meet and speak with the artists and curators of our exhibitions.
The Hiromi Stringer exhibit that was scheduled for April 9, 2020 through May 31, 2020 is being postponed until sometime in 2021. Our Exhibits Committee is monitoring the daily updates from the CDC and other health officials, and feel it is in the best interest of our guests and the artist to make this decision now. We would really hate to have Hiromi come do all the work in setting up her exhibit, only to find out that it needs to be shut down. We are most hopeful that by June the worst of this pandemic will be behind us and we can once again offer free art exhibits to the people of the Crossroads.
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