Museums and Cultural Affairs Department - City of El Paso

Museums and Cultural Affairs Department - City of El Paso Working to increase opportunities to enjoy, engage and access the arts in El Paso! MCAD works to:
1) Strengthen El Paso’s Cultural Infrastructure

2) Increase Access to Arts, Culture & Heritage Opportunities for citizens and visitors

3) Invest in El Paso’s Creative Resources
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Good news coming soon!  The El Paso Mexican American Cultural Center is on the horizon!
09/09/2021

Good news coming soon! The El Paso Mexican American Cultural Center is on the horizon!

We’re closer than ever to realizing the El Paso Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) in the heart of the El Paso Downtown Arts District! MACC will celebrate the dynamic traditions and resiliency of our Border cultures through vibrant arts experiences and creative engagement. Be ready for exhibitions, performances, culinary programs, artists-in-residence, recording studio and more!

Congratulations to all our funded local artists and non-profit cultural organizations! https://elpasoheraldpost.com/mcad...
09/08/2021
MCAD announces Cultural Funding Recipients for FY2022

Congratulations to all our funded local artists and non-profit cultural organizations! https://elpasoheraldpost.com/mcad-announces-cultural-funding-for-fy2022/

The Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s (MCAD) Cultural Funding Program is awarding $250,000 in support to 27 local nonprofit cultural organizations and artists for performances, services and projects throughout El Paso for this fiscal year. “The cultural funding program is another way for...

09/05/2021
Save the Date- Dia de los Mu***os

Save the Date for Dia de los Mu***os Celebration 💀🕯🦋, happening October 23, 2021. The annual festival celebrating Day of the Dead returns with free family friendly programming.

See you at the market!!!
09/04/2021

See you at the market!!!

We lost a giant in the art world this week.  What an incredible legacy she leaves behind.
09/04/2021

We lost a giant in the art world this week. What an incredible legacy she leaves behind.

In process: "The Insurmountable Task" is a new, City of El Paso Public Art Program memorial funded through the planned M...
08/28/2021

In process: "The Insurmountable Task" is a new, City of El Paso Public Art Program memorial funded through the planned Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC). It will honor the brave sacrifice of the Men of Company E, the only Mexican-American infantry unit that fought in WWII. The group was composed of 250 soldiers from across Texas, including 124 from El Paso. “This was a true event of heroism as a part of these young kids that came from Bowie, Cathedral, maybe one El Paso High another group and some were even from Mexico,” said selected artist, El Paso Sculptor Julio Sanchez De Alba. The finished piece will feature bronze figures 1.5 times life size depicted as they cross the Rapido River in Italy. Those who survived this dangerous mission would go on to help liberate Rome.

08/24/2021
MCAD Cultural-Funding Awardee El Paso Opera will stage “Frida,” for one night only on March 19, 2022, at the Chavez Thea...
08/24/2021

MCAD Cultural-Funding Awardee El Paso Opera will stage “Frida,” for one night only on March 19, 2022, at the Chavez Theatre. The production combines song, monologues, dance and visual spectacle to explore the life of the artistic icon. 🎨🌻🇲🇽

MCAD Cultural-Funding Awardee El Paso Opera will stage “Frida,” for one night only on March 19, 2022, at the Chavez Theatre. The production combines song, monologues, dance and visual spectacle to explore the life of the artistic icon. 🎨🌻🇲🇽

08/23/2021
See you Saturday!
08/21/2021

See you Saturday!

What random thing have you found at the market that you cannot live without now? Find your “thing” at the market tomorrow 9am to 1pm @unionplazadistrict



#elpaso #texas #eptx #itsallgoodep #itsallgoodelpaso #elpasostrong

08/21/2021

This summer art and music come together in EPMA’s galleries!

Enjoy a virtual piano concert by pianist Dzmitry Ulasiuk, who began his professional piano studies at age 16 and performed a solo recital of Chopin music one year later. Dzmitry has been awarded with 17 international piano awards and has performed world-wide, both in solo recitals and with orchestra.

When: August 27
Time: 6pm

Via EPMA social media and YouTube Channel
https://youtu.be/auC6rI8MejI

#EPMA

EPPM El Paso Pro MusicaPro MusicaEPPM El Paso Pro MusicaEPPM El Paso Pro MusicaEPPM El Paso Pro MusicaOur weekly  El Pas...
08/14/2021

EPPM El Paso Pro MusicaPro MusicaEPPM El Paso Pro MusicaEPPM El Paso Pro MusicaEPPM El Paso Pro MusicaOur weekly El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market will not take place today due to weather. Due to weather-related conditions on Transmountain, our El Paso Museum of Archaeology will be closed today. Stay safe, El Paso!

EPPM El Paso Pro MusicaPro MusicaEPPM El Paso Pro MusicaEPPM El Paso Pro MusicaEPPM El Paso Pro MusicaOur weekly El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market will not take place today due to weather. Due to weather-related conditions on Transmountain, our El Paso Museum of Archaeology will be closed today. Stay safe, El Paso!

Make plans to visit the El Paso Downtown Arts District and check out this new mural by Tino Ortega and friends! Funded t...
08/09/2021

Make plans to visit the El Paso Downtown Arts District and check out this new mural by Tino Ortega and friends!

Funded through the Texas Commission on the Arts Cultural Districts Program and MCAD.

Make plans to visit the El Paso Downtown Arts District and check out this new mural by Tino Ortega and friends!

Funded through the Texas Commission on the Arts Cultural Districts Program and MCAD.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Erica Marin as the new Director of the El Paso Museum of History.Marin is ...
08/06/2021

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Erica Marin as the new Director of the El Paso Museum of History.

Marin is the first El Paso native and Latina to be appointed as a director of the El Paso Museum of History. She has been with the City of El Paso for nearly three years and recently served as curator of the museum. Marin begins her new role as El Paso Museum of History Director immediately.

“After interviewing multiple candidates for the leadership position, Erica Marin stood out as the best candidate to lead the El Paso Museum of History,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Managing Director Ben Fyffe. “Her years of experience, leadership and expertise, along with her love and passion for our city will enhance programming and exhibits at the Museum of History.”

During her time at the museum, Marin has been a critical driver in developing community-driven exhibitions that celebrate cultural and civic contributions by more diverse communities. The approach, which resulted in exhibitions like “Neighborhoods & Shared Memories: Sunset Heights” and “Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border” has correlated in an increase of attendance at the museum of more than 233 percent during the last decade.

Marin holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts/Museum Conservation from New Mexico State University and a Master’s in Public History from The University of Texas at El Paso - UTEP. She is also a National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Leadership Institute Fellow.

Before joining the El Paso Museum of History, Erica Marin served as an Exhibits Curator for Las Cruces Museums, and an independent curator for Purple Gallery in El Paso. She is also active in the community as an artist, focusing her creative work primarily on identity and memory.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Erica Marin as the new Director of the El Paso Museum of History.

Marin is the first El Paso native and Latina to be appointed as a director of the El Paso Museum of History. She has been with the City of El Paso for nearly three years and recently served as curator of the museum. Marin begins her new role as El Paso Museum of History Director immediately.

“After interviewing multiple candidates for the leadership position, Erica Marin stood out as the best candidate to lead the El Paso Museum of History,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Managing Director Ben Fyffe. “Her years of experience, leadership and expertise, along with her love and passion for our city will enhance programming and exhibits at the Museum of History.”

During her time at the museum, Marin has been a critical driver in developing community-driven exhibitions that celebrate cultural and civic contributions by more diverse communities. The approach, which resulted in exhibitions like “Neighborhoods & Shared Memories: Sunset Heights” and “Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border” has correlated in an increase of attendance at the museum of more than 233 percent during the last decade.

Marin holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts/Museum Conservation from New Mexico State University and a Master’s in Public History from The University of Texas at El Paso - UTEP. She is also a National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Leadership Institute Fellow.

Before joining the El Paso Museum of History, Erica Marin served as an Exhibits Curator for Las Cruces Museums, and an independent curator for Purple Gallery in El Paso. She is also active in the community as an artist, focusing her creative work primarily on identity and memory.

#throwbackthursday to “Impulse” an interactive art installation by Creos taking over the Downtown Arts District in 2018.
08/05/2021

#throwbackthursday to “Impulse” an interactive art installation by Creos taking over the Downtown Arts District in 2018.

#throwbackthursday to “Impulse” an interactive art installation by Creos taking over the Downtown Arts District in 2018.

Photos from City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government's post
08/03/2021

Photos from City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government's post

The secret is out! Thanks to funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts, we worked with local artist Tino Ortega on t...
07/30/2021
3D Balloon Mural Series Expands To 8 In Downtown El Paso

The secret is out! Thanks to funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts, we worked with local artist Tino Ortega on this mural welcoming people back to the El Paso Downtown Arts District. Much thanks to El Paso Live for the wall!

El Paso's 3D balloon mural series expands to eight with the largest yet with the I (Heart) Arts District mural in the heart of downtown.

With support from Texas Commission on the Arts , we partnered with Sun Metro for two artists to add some color to buses!...
07/30/2021
El Paso buses get new look with help of local artists

With support from Texas Commission on the Arts , we partnered with Sun Metro for two artists to add some color to buses! It’s part of the “Meet me in the Arts District” campaign!

The El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and Sun Metro have collaborated on a new campaign, "Meet Me in the Arts District", to draw people back to visit and spend time in downtown El Paso. Two Sun Metro buses have been wrapped with artwork, created by local artists, and featuring the down...

#ThrowbackThursday to our El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market in 2013.  Join us for the first Evening Market in over...
07/29/2021

#ThrowbackThursday to our El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market in 2013. Join us for the first Evening Market in over 18 months, tonight, July 29, in Cleveland Square Park!

#ThrowbackThursday to our El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market in 2013. Join us for the first Evening Market in over 18 months, tonight, July 29, in Cleveland Square Park!

…and that’s a wrap! Over 4,500 people joined us for today’s closing of “Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border” at o...
07/26/2021

…and that’s a wrap! Over 4,500 people joined us for today’s closing of “Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border” at our El Paso Museum of History today! Grateful for all the car clubs, pachucas & pachucos and community who came out to celebrate!

…and that’s a wrap! Over 4,500 people joined us for today’s closing of “Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border” at our El Paso Museum of History today! Grateful for all the car clubs, pachucas & pachucos and community who came out to celebrate!

Going til 6 today for the closing of “Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border!”
07/25/2021

Going til 6 today for the closing of “Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border!”

Today’s the day! Join us for the closing of “Low & Slow” at our El Paso Museum of History with Mike G and the 92.3 KFOX ...
07/25/2021

Today’s the day! Join us for the closing of “Low & Slow” at our El Paso Museum of History with Mike G and the 92.3 KFOX Jukebox!

Today’s the day! Join us for the closing of “Low & Slow” at our El Paso Museum of History with Mike G and the 92.3 KFOX Jukebox!

Today our El Paso Museum of Art piloted MuseumConnect, a space for hands-on art-making, artist residencies, performance,...
07/25/2021

Today our El Paso Museum of Art piloted MuseumConnect, a space for hands-on art-making, artist residencies, performance, fun and more. Here local artist Babak Tavoli works on a mural of millcaxoloti, a Nahuatl symbol of twin corn used to cure disease. The artist is inspired by this as a symbol of hope as we continue to navigate the pandemic. Families enjoyed making journals, painting and listening to a community-generated playlist of songs that inspire El Pasoans to be creative!

We are proud to support Fab Lab El Paso, a creative space for digital innovation! Congratulations!
07/23/2021
12 Best Startup Accelerators & Incubators In El Paso [2021] - Starter Story

We are proud to support Fab Lab El Paso, a creative space for digital innovation! Congratulations!

Are you looking for an accelerator program in El Paso city? According to SmallBizTrends, El Paso is one of the most ideal cities for women entrepreneurs to start a business in the US. If you're starting a startup in El Paso, you might be wondering what startup accelerators or incubators...

How talented is our staff?
07/16/2021

How talented is our staff?

The Sour Grapes Crew mural in the heart of the Arts District on Santa Fe St. will be phased out later this week to be a ...
07/14/2021

The Sour Grapes Crew mural in the heart of the Arts District on Santa Fe St. will be phased out later this week to be a blank canvas for a new mural. If you haven't taken your selfie, hurry and take it today!

The Sour Grapes Crew mural in the heart of the Arts District on Santa Fe St. will be phased out later this week to be a blank canvas for a new mural. If you haven't taken your selfie, hurry and take it today!

Last chance to see these exhibits at our El Paso Museum of Art!
07/14/2021

Last chance to see these exhibits at our El Paso Museum of Art!

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EP can open bars, strip clubs and even pools. But EP can't open culturally related venues. Really? Culture and Art is important in this City!
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KIDS-N-CO AUDITIONS Auditions for two Marvel Spotlight one-act plays “Hammered: A Thor & Loki Play” and “Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play.” JAN 5-6, 6PM-9PM First Presbyterian Church of El Paso 1340 Murchison Dr. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides will be provided. MORE INFO: [email protected] or 915-502-0045. “Hammered: A Thor & Loki Play,” calls for a cast of 20 to include a comic book geek and jock; beings in the Cosmic Void including THOR ODINSON, ATLI, ELLISIV & F***G; and beings of Asgard, including THOR, LOKI, ODIN & FREYJA. The show deals with sibling rivalry, but these siblings have super powers. One is the Norse God of Thunder, Master of the Storm, Lord of the Living Lightning, and heir to the throne of eternal Asgard. The other born of a Frost Giant, but now the Norse God of Mischief. Yet they are brothers, and together they are… The Mighty Thor and Loki. As Thor struggles with the stress of final exams, his brother Loki finds himself under a different sort of pressure. Neither is beneath pranks in the endless competition for their parents’ favor. But underneath all the thunder and mischief, these two Princes of Asgard discover a bond that will last millennia. “Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play,” calls for a cast of 20 to include high school teenagers including Kamala Khan, adults including Kamala’s mother, Fan Fiction characters, and super heroes Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Black Widow and Dr. Strange. In “Mirror of Most Value,” a normal teenager gains super powers, but she still has to struggle through being a teenager. When a strange Terrigen Mist descended upon Jersey City, Kamala Khan was imbued with polymorphic powers. Her life was changed forever and so were the lives of her family and friends. Using her newfound abilities to fight evil and protect Jersey City, she became the all-new Ms. Marvel! Kamala attempts to boost Ms. Marvel’s fledgling super hero profile by writing her own fan fiction. But when building a fandom becomes an obsession, Kamala’s schoolwork and relationships begin to suffer. To become the Jersey City hero of her dreams, Kamala must learn to accept herself just as she is – imperfections and all.
I have heard a rumor that there is a statue somewhere in El Paso which commemorates Clemente Aguilar, who at one point was an early street car operator there. Can anyone provide images and/or details about it? He was my great grandfather on my mom's side. Here is a link to his Find A Grave page (we have no photos of him. I dearly wish we did). http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Aguilar&GSfn=Clemente&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1945&GSdyrel=before&GSob=n&GRid=74411070&df=all& "
¡Vivamos México! Join Consul General #MarcosBucio on the celebration of Mexico's Independence at Chamizal National Memorial on September 15 from 4:30 to 9:30 pm. You can find Mexican snacks, live music and fireworks 🎆. Family friendly and free event
The [email protected] [email protected] Theatre Series presents Just Like Us, Directed by Rebecca Rivas. May 18 @ 7:30PM: La Fe Cultural Center, 721 S. Ochoa May 19 @ 7:30PM: Cafe Mayapan, 2000 Texas (Restaurant Open) May 20 @ 2:30PM: Studio Theater, UTEP, 1st Floor Fox Fine Arts ADMISSION BY DONATION
Join us for In the Next Room April 27, 28 & May 3, 4 & 5 @ 7:30PM and on April 29 & May 6 @ 2:30PM. Tickets $9 - $14 at all Ticketmaster locations. MATURE CONTENT. Contact 915-747-5118 for more information.
Prestigious Tango Couple Coming to El Paso! More Info: elpasodanceworks.com