Nowhere is a blend of cultures more present than in the architecture of the Art Museum of South Texas itself. Originally designed by Ohio-born architect Philip Johnson in 1972, the Art Museum of South Texas has stood as a landmark on the edge of Corpus Christi Bay. The three-level facility constructed of poured white concrete and shell aggregate blends beautifully with its environment. The windows give way to sweeping views of the bay creating living art. In 2006, an expansion lead by Mexican architect, Ricardo Legorreta added to the Art Museum’s beauty and functionality by doubling the size of the space, creating the distinctive 13 roof-top pyramids as well as creating a stunning use of color and light in homage to Johnson’s original work, and Legorreta’s Mexican roots. A beautiful marriage of their unique perspectives, the two buildings come together as one incredible masterpiece proudly representing cultures from the United States and Mexico.