Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art was founded to give the Victoria and South Texas community broad access to contemporary art by national and regional artists and curators while celebrating and drawing upon the cultural diversity of South Texas. The museum is also dedicated to furthering arts education in the community through supplemental and extracurricular programs coordinated with area school districts and other institutions.
Victoria’s heritage was born from the diversity of Mexican and European foundations and tolerance of the varied cultures and religions those immigrants brought. The Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art serves as an art and cultural nexus that reflects that rich history and promising future of South Texas.
Museum founder Ann Harithas has deep ties to Victoria. She grew up in Victoria and Tivoli and has been involved in creating art and curating artists since the 1970’s. From gallery owner to internationally exhibited artist, Mrs. Harithas also founded Houston’s Art Car Museum, and has dedicated herself to exploring contemporary art and its connection to the community.
She chose to create an exhibition space at the “Five Points” intersection for both its literal central location and its symbolic placement at the “crossroads” of South Texas. The museum has been crafted from a repurposed car dealership built in the mid-20th century, and is currently in the process of a multi-year remodeling effort.
The museum is independently funded, and admission is always free of charge for visitors.