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International Museum of Arts & Science

The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS), a Smithsonian Affiliated and accredited by the American Association of Museums is the premiere art and science museum of South Texas.

The Museum provides a unique opportunity for visitors to participate in hands-on science exhibits and to learn original works of art while engaging the creative mind. While displaying a number of revolving art and science exhibits each year IMAS also maintains a permanent collection that includes European paintings from the 16th to 19th century, Japanese prints, lithographs by Pablo Picasso and works from local and Mexican artists.

Contact Information

1900 Nolana Avenue
McAllen, TX 78501
Phone: (956) 682-0123

General admission

Tuesday – Sunday
Members: Free
Adults:$7.00
Seniors (55+): $5,00
Students (with I.D.): $5.00
Children (4-12 years): $4.00
Children (0-3 years): Free
Museums For All: $1.00
(Must present EBT card and/or WIC. Upto four people per card.)
  • Tuesday – Sunday
  • Members: Free
  • Adults:$7.00
  • Seniors (55+): $5,00
  • Students (with I.D.): $5.00
  • Children (4-12 years): $4.00
  • Children (0-3 years): Free
  • Museums For All: $1.00
    • (Must present EBT card and/or WIC. Upto four people per card.)

Operating Hours

Tue – Thu: 9am to 3pm
Fri: 9am to 5pm
Sat: 10am to 5pm
Sun: 1pm to 5pm

*First Thursday of the month 9am to 8pm

Symphony Of Color

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) will open the internationally acclaimed Symphony of Color exhibition in association with the Hermes Music Foundation, the Secretaria de Cultura en Mexico, and the Festival de Música Contemporánea para un Mundo Mejor.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the IMAS will be offering workshops led by Huichol artists. The Huichol artists will share about their technique and use of symbols to further enhance understanding of the Wixárika (Huichol) culture. Huichol art is one of the most preserved indigenous art forms of the ancient Mexican pre-Hispanic cultures.

Symphony of Color is comprised of a collection of over 40 musical instruments that have been decorated with colorful beads by artisans from the Wixárika community, also known as Huicholes. Each musical instrument is a depiction of the Wixárika culture and art and is deeply embedded with their beliefs. The Hermes Music Foundation supports the Wixárika community by employing the Wixárika artists, selling the instruments and returning the funds to their community.

Symphony of Color will be on display from January 19 through June 30, 2019. Admission is free for IMAS members and included with the price of regular admission.

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