Royston Nave Memorial

The Oldest Museum in the Crossroads

Victoria Regional Museum Association: The Nave Museum


Proudly Present

Leaving The Past Behind & Moving Forward Together


June 4th - August 1st, 2021

Elaine Rose Lanoue & Guiteau Lanoue

Elaine Lanoue Biography

Elaine Lanoue is a contemporary artist who works with her husband in their studio in Houston. Elaine calls her paintings happy paintings and gives God all the glory for her gifts. I can do all things thru Christ Jesus who strengthens me is a favorite scripture, Many of her paintings have been placed in corporate and private collections all over the world.


Over a period of time she has received purchase awards from collectors at OKC Festival of the Arts intermittently from 1999 - 2018. Ten of her paintings are in the collection of the Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy in Sarasota FL. She has been featured in 1983 Notable Women of Texas , 1990s Who's who of American Women, Who's Who of Interior Design, Who’s Who in America (under prev name of Elaine Rose), as well as 2008 Who's who in America. She exhibited for over 8 years in International Artexpo in NYC.

Guiteau Lanoue Biography

Guiteau Lanoue, a native of Port-Au-Prince Haiti, creates beautiful textured, structured and geometric mixed media handmade paper collages. Guiteau uses cotton linter fibers which he scores, rolls or folds to complete the dimensional paper sculpture he envisions. He acquired collectors all over the world through exhibitions at International Art Expo in NY City and subsequently through juried art festivals in the United States including his cubist dancers which were purchased and placed in the Marietta Whimsy Museum in Sarasota Florida. He is inspired by the geometric influences of Africa also reflected through works of Picasso and Paul Klee and the memories of the colorful Caribbean. He is a believer in God’s gift of salvation to all. His scripture “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” is a verse of encouragement. 

Upcoming Exhibits

  • Día de los Muertos Exhibit & Festival 
    September 16th  - October 16th, 2021

    The Nave is excited to announce the return of the Día de los Muertos exhibit and festivities. The Día de los Muertos Exhibit will be open September 17, 2021- October 16, 2021. The Nave Staff has been working with different community members and organizations to provide an amazing and unique exhibit experience. John Moraida and Chelsea Slaughter-Hill, who have participated and helped organize past Día events, will be working as curators for the altar exhibit.


    We will also be exhibiting local artists' creations of handmade retablos (small hand-painted tin altar pieces). These unique and sought-after art pieces are created to show honor and respect for lost loved ones. Altars and retablos will be on display for all visitors to enjoy. The retablos will be raffled at the end of the exhibit and all proceeds will go to the Nave Fundraising efforts.


    The Día de los Muertos Festival will take place on October 16, 2021. Festivities will begin with a procession starting at St. Mary's Catholic Church downtown that will end at The Nave Museum, where we will have performances by mariachi musicians and Ballet Folklorico, face painting, a piñata, and other activities. We will also have food trucks on-site and refreshments. The exhibit will close Saturday, October 16th after the festivities, so don't miss your chance to experience this celebration of life and family!

The Nave Museum

306 W. Commercial St.

Victoria, TX 77901



Wednesday - Friday 12-5pm

Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm

CLOSED Monday & Tuesday

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1776

Victoria, TX 77902

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  • FREE admission

  • Donation based

  • Street/Church parking

  • Self-toured

  • Call for school/group tours

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • No pets allowed unless for medical reason

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