IPAT was founded in 1958, but it wasn't until 1978 that the dream of a space for a museum and centralized office was realized. After two locations in Dallas, the museum moved to its current location in Grapevine's Historic Downtown area in 1998. Based in a converted historic home, there were minor renovations needed right away. Then in 2020, the museum was completely renovated and restored with funds of $170,000.00 from a 1990 endowment specifically for building renovation. In addition, members donated close to thirty new cabinets as well as over 100 new porcelain artworks to increase the quality of work displayed at the museum. Now the IPAT Museum is a sophisticated, world-class porcelain art museum showcasing nearly 2000 porcelain artworks by artists from around the world and spanning the centuries.
At this time, visits are by appointment only.
Call 817.251.1185 to make an appointment with the Office Manager
Tuesday to Friday during normal business hours at
204 East Franklin Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051
Parking is in the rear of the building.