A Private Museum
of art show casing a 1852 renovated Spanish Mediterranean style home with a spacious Studio and beautiful Gallery on grounds landscaped for the South Texas area since 1996.
A specialized Museum, Private Single-Artist Museum,
continues the historic tradition of European artist studios, where the evolution
of a lifetime career of one artist is paramount, offering a place for quiet
contemplation and study.
This was the inspiration for establishing the Duryea Studios in 1996;
the Home, Studios and landscape offering the possibility to witness the
evolution of the creative process of a single artist during a lifetime.
Inspired and influenced by
Nana with Love.
Tours are by reservation only and are for visiting the Studio, Gallery and Grounds at this time. Future expansion is in the process of opening the home which houses a significant Private Collection. Work is underway daily.
Duryea Museum mission is to illuminate the creative process and how art and artist transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. Duryea Museum is also a space for creativity and inspiration, and is blessed and honored to be a creative destination for art enthusiast.
Duryea Museum contains a collection like no other that engages the whole
person, head, hands, heart and soul. Jayne Duryea as a Transcendental Meditator
for over 40 years, works in many media be it paint, hot glass, steel or found objects.
Expression and content of the
essence of the creative process and
experience is the most important to her. To live an inspired life.
Art is life and life is Art — it is all the same to her now.