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A window into the past, a vision of the future.

Current Exhibits

Old timey photo of women in a horse drawn buggy.

October 7 - January 13, 2023

A Woman’s Touch: Women of West Texas

West Texas women have played an integral role in the growth and development of the region. Drawing on archival holdings, the West Texas Collection will spotlight the often under-told stories of the women who shaped West Texas.

November 29 - March 11, 2023

Then & Now

The San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council and the Mayer Museum invite you to see the works of San Angelo and area artists of the past and present.

November 29 - March 11, 2023

Waterfowl of America

Angelo State University’s Mayer Museum and the Angelo State Natural History Collections invite you to explore the many dabblers, divers, sea ducks, geese and swans that call North America home.

Permanent Exhibits

Student with taxidermy birds

Natural History


Curated by Angelo State’s very own biologists, our exhibits are some of the most complete of any natural history collection at a university. We feature specimens not just from Texas, but around the world.

microscope and dinosaur in the background

little hands, big brains

Kid Cave

Young explorers can get up close with interactive fossil games and biology specimens. Designed with kids in mind, the Kid Cave is available for visitor use and can be reserved for field trips.

Dinosaurs exhibit in the Mayer Museum.

blast from the past


From a giant Tyrannosaurus rex to trilobites that predate even the dinosaurs, the paleontologist in all of us is sure to be delighted.

close up photo of painting

The power of art

Visual and Performing Arts

Featuring works from local, national and international artists, as well as ASU students and faculty, our art exhibits capture the spirit of our community.

Gemstones on display in a drawer

Gems and minerals


You’ll be dazzled by our extensive collection of specimens. Children can get hands on in the Kid Cave while learning about mineral characteristics.

items on display in the new K. Michael Conaway Archive and Exhibit

historical records and memorabilia

K. Michael Conaway Archive and Exhibit 

This exhibit features former U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway’s service to our nation and West Texas, including serving as chair of both the House Agriculture and Ethics committees.

Previous Exhibits

2022 Henry Edwards Distinguished Lectureship in Art

August 2022

2022 Henry Edwards Distinguished Lectureship in Art

This year’s exhibit will feature contemporary paintings by guest artists Lee Hill and Alexis Serio.

James Watkins Ceramics

April 2022

James Watkins Ceramics

James C. Watkins is a ceramic artist who has worked with clay for over 40 years. This exhibition will focus on his recent works, the breadth of his career, and the diversity of his skills and inspirations.

Transportation in the West

January 2022

Transportation in the West

This exhibit will highlight the human experience of travel. This collaborative project will feature artifacts from Fort Concho, San Angelo’s Railway Museum, the West Texas Collection, and Texas Tech University’s Southwest Collection.

Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Maps Exhibit

January 2022

Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Maps Exhibit

This traveling exhibit is a selection of historical maps from the Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, Texas, covering five centuries of Texas and North American history.