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The Grace Museum, Abilene
(4/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
The Grace Museum houses a robust permanent art collection, five art galleries featuring world-class exhibitions; an Abilene history collection; and an ever-popular children's museum.

The building was originally constructed in 1909 as the Hotel Grace, and the museum first opened at Abilene's Rose Park in the 1930s as the Abilene Fine Arts Museum, before moving downtown and changing its name in 1992.

Today, the 55,000 square foot building is the tenth largest general museum in Texas, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the heart of Abilene's beautifully restored downtown Cultural District, The Grace is a hub for arts and education in the region.
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  • Great place to visit. Mostly art though. Most of it Spanish artist. We were wanting to see the old architecture but most of it inside has been removed for the art. 3rd floor did have an exhibit on wha...  more »
  • The Grace is a beautiful place for weddings or reunions. I love the Abilene displays with kitchen scenes from various decades. Great and varied art displays as well. 
  • Pretty impressive for a small town. Always a pleseant suprise to find a gem where you don't expect it. Wonderful gallery 
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  • Grace After Dark, international films on the roof after art walk, is my favorite thing to do in Abilene.
  • First visit and surpised at the level of art exhibits, education and multi-purpose space. I really enjoyed the opportunity to expose my daughter to modern and abstract art as well as history. The history portion I simply adores. I took my Toddler through the art exhibits first then ended in the children's museum portion. Way above my expectations(which mean little in the grand scheme...) for such a small town. History portion was my favorite because of the life size displays and artifacts. Finally, I think though not as big, the children's museum portion was just enough education and exploration for my toddler.
  • Great clean and my Kids loved it!
  • I love that The Grace offers classes for adults. I have take two classes, so far. The first class was a Chalk Art lettering class. Who knew there was so much to chalk art? Fun and informative. The second class was a painting class. I have never painted. So, it was a new and a great experience, for me. If you enjoy doing art or just want to try something new, you will definitely want to sign up for a class or two.
  • My wife and i have lived here for 12 months and have been to the Grace Museum four times. We love going! It is such a treat to see the changing exhibits. We also like seeing the history of Abilene, it is very interesting. They have a great place for kids to play and learn. I would recommend donating to get the free passes. As much as we go, i think we might! PS. Got the passes and are well worth it. I think we paid $75 with a teacher discount, originally $100. You get free passes for friends/family. Definitely would recommend!