El Paso Museum of Art

El Paso Museum of Art The Mission Statement for the El Paso Museum of Art is: To collect, interpret, preserve and exhibit works of art that maintain and support the strengths of the Museum’s permanent collections of American, European, and Mexican art.
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The Museum recognizes the region’s diverse cultures through exhibitions, acquisitions, educational programs and staff and board representation and is an education institution dedicated to scholarship and training while providing a stimulating aesthetic environment and resource of all audiences.

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El Paso Museum of Art is offering a FREE at-home virtual workshop led by local artist Laura Turón.Participants will work...
09/12/2020

El Paso Museum of Art is offering a FREE at-home virtual workshop led by local artist Laura Turón.

Participants will work on creating a series of line drawings to create patterns with the objective to experiment and learn about the Moiré effect. In science, this can be used to demonstrate wave interference.

FREE kits with materials will be offered to the first 15 people to send an email to [email protected]
Kits will be available for curbside pick-up Monday through Wednesday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Follow the link to access the workshop: https://epma.art/art-school/virtual-art-workshops

Questions?
Contact us at [email protected]

Support for this programming is provided by the Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation.

El Paso Museum of Art is offering a FREE at-home virtual workshop led by local artist Gustavo Martinez.Learn basic hand ...
08/28/2020

El Paso Museum of Art is offering a FREE at-home virtual workshop led by local artist Gustavo Martinez.

Learn basic hand building technique to create a small-scale sculpture inspired by Mesoamerican Art.

Follow the link to access the workshop: https://epma.art/art-school/virtual-art-workshops

Questions?
Contact us at [email protected]

Support for this initiative is provided by the Wilma D. Moleen Foundation.

El Paso Museum of Art is offering a FREE at-home virtual workshop led by local artist Laura Turón. Participants will lea...
08/21/2020

El Paso Museum of Art is offering a FREE at-home virtual workshop led by local artist Laura Turón.

Participants will learn to create an anamorphic grid and to make their own reflective drawing- a type of technique called mirror anamorphosis.

FREE kits with materials will be offered to the first 15 people to send an email to [email protected]
Kits will be available for curbside pick-up Monday through Wednesday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Follow the link to access the workshop: https://epma.art/art-school/virtual-art-workshops

Questions?
Contact us at [email protected]

Support for this programming is provided by the Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation.

El Paso Museum of Art is offering a FREE at-home virtual workshop led by local artist Angel Peña.Discover tips and techn...
08/07/2020

El Paso Museum of Art is offering a FREE at-home virtual workshop led by local artist Angel Peña.

Discover tips and techniques to paint an acrylic still life. Set up your still life and learn the basic painting process step by step.

Follow the link to access the workshop: https://epma.art/art-school/virtual-art-workshops

Questions?
Contact us at [email protected]

Support for this initiative is provided by the W.L. & Louise E. Seymour Foundation.

El Paso Museum of Art's cover photo
07/26/2020

El Paso Museum of Art's cover photo

Art Getaways: Tradiciones. Cultural Guide.Immerse yourself in the unique culture and atmosphere of Downtown El Paso. See...
07/24/2020

Art Getaways: Tradiciones. Cultural Guide.

Immerse yourself in the unique culture and atmosphere of Downtown El Paso. See what the El Paso Cultural Arts District has to offer with this guide to venues and amenities.

For more info visit https://epma.art/cultural-guide/museums-attractions.

Support provided by Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts State Cultural District and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. Additional support by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the El Paso Downtown Arts District.

#epma #myepma #exploreepma #EPMAartgetaways #getawaywithepma #TRADICIONES #elpasoproud #itsallgoodep #EPTXculturalguide

Art Getaways: Tradiciones.Art videos, Coloring Pages and Family Guide.Learn a new skill! Explore EPMA’s permanent collec...
07/23/2020

Art Getaways: Tradiciones.
Art videos, Coloring Pages and Family Guide.

Learn a new skill! Explore EPMA’s permanent collection with free, downloadable coloring pages, art activities and art workshop videos designed for all family members. Dive into the world of traditional art. Use your creativity to turn the black and white pages into colorful art pieces. These activities will allow families to enjoy a museum experience from home.

Share your work with us! Tag us on socialmedia #EPMAartgetaways.
Visit the link https://epma.art/art-getaways for more information.

Illustration by Caitlin Furphy. Inspired by artwork: Gloria Osuna Pérez, Hermanitos, 1994. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 40 in. El Paso Museum of Art, Purchase with funds provided by the Robert U. and Mabel O. Lipscomb Foundation Endowment, 1994.13.1.

Support provided by Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts State Cultural District and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. Additional support by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the El Paso Downtown Arts District.

Art Getaways: Tradiciones. Virtual Mural TourJourney through a map of El Paso Murals and hear each of their stories as t...
07/22/2020

Art Getaways: Tradiciones. Virtual Mural Tour

Journey through a map of El Paso Murals and hear each of their stories as told by local muralist, Cimi Alvarado. Many of the murals on this journey are his own or were created by him in collaboration with other local muralists. Each one offering its own enlightenment to border culture.

Visit the link https://epma.art/art-getaways for more information.

Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado, Corrido del Segundo Barrio, E 7TH Ave & S Florence St.

Support provided by Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts State Cultural District and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. Additional support by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the El Paso Downtown Arts District.

Art Getaways: Tradiciones. Virtual Kress Collection TourExplore the Kress Collection at your own pace and take in some o...
07/21/2020

Art Getaways: Tradiciones. Virtual Kress Collection Tour

Explore the Kress Collection at your own pace and take in some of the signature works of art found within one of the largest collections of European Art in the Southwest!

For more information about Art Getaways visit https://epma.art/art-getaways.

Sandro Botticelli and Workshop, Madonna and Child, 1490s. Tempera on panel, 33 1/4 in. diameter. El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1961.1.13.

Support provided by Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts State Cultural District and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. Additional support by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the El Paso Downtown Arts District.

#epma #myepma #exploreepma #EPMAartgetaways #getawaywithepma #TRADICIONES #elpasoproud #itsallgoodep

07/20/2020

Art Getaways: Tradiciones event is now live!

Discover Tradiciones! A (virtual) Art Getaway hosted by the El Paso Museum of Art!

Discover and interact with this virtual EPMA Art Getaway featuring a video tour of EPMA’s Kress Collection, a downtown mural tour, downloadable family friendly activities and art workshops.

For more information visit the link https://epma.art/art-getaway.

Anonymous, Our Lady of the Sacred Cave (Detail), 19th Century. Oil on tin, 7 x 5 in. El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of Dorrance and Olga Roderick, 1969.27.77.

Support provided by Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts State Cultural District and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. Additional support by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the El Paso Downtown Arts District.

Past ExhibitionsFormerly on view, EPMA presented the exhibition Jacob Lawrence’s “Toussaint L’Ouverture” Series: The Hai...
07/13/2020

Past Exhibitions

Formerly on view, EPMA presented the exhibition Jacob Lawrence’s “Toussaint L’Ouverture” Series: The Haitian Revolution, October 31, 2018 - February 27, 2019.

In 1937 Jacob Lawrence (b. 1917 Atlantic City, d. 2000 Seattle) began a group of tempera panels about the Haitian Revolution. The twenty-year-old graduate of the American Artist School in New York would become well-known for a series of painted panels he commenced three years later, about the Great Migration. But it was in Lawrence’s first series, in which he tells the story of Haiti’s struggle for independence from France through the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture (1742–1803), a slave turned revolutionary leader, that he developed his signature approach. Over forty-one panels, Lawrence described social injustice in narrative sequence, using jagged forms fleshed out with bold patches of color.

Jacob Lawrence, General Toussaint L’Ouverture from “Toussaint L’Ouverture” series, 1986, screenprint. Collection of Harriet and Harmon Kelley.

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition by visiting https://epma.art/art/exhibitions/jacob-lawrence-s-toussaint-l-ouverture-series-the-haitian-revolution

Support for this exhibition is provided by Texas Commission on the Arts. Educational programming for this exhibition is supported in part by Texas Women for the Arts.

The Journey continues! Virtual Art Getaways is the perfect destination for all adventurers. For a limited time, take par...
07/08/2020

The Journey continues! Virtual Art Getaways is the perfect destination for all adventurers. For a limited time, take part in virtual activities inspired by exhibitions at the El Paso Museum of Art. Don’t miss this unforgettable journey.

Art Getaways: Tradiciones
July 17 – July 24

Visit https://epma.art/art-getaways for more information.

Celebrate Tradiciones with a virtual Art Getaway to the El Paso Museum of Art. This weeklong event features a virtual mural tour, a virtual gallery tour of the Kress collection, downloadable art activities for families, downloadable coloring pages and a cultural guide. Plan your adventure and enjoy this set of virtual activities with your family!
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Anonymous, Saint Hedwig (Detail), 19th Century. Oil on tin, 7 x 5 in. El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of Dorrance and Olga Roderick, 1969.27.76.

Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado and Martin “Blast” Zubia, La Frontera (Detail), 1 Arts Festival Plaza, right side of bldg.

Art Getaways: Abstracto. Cultural Guide.Immerse yourself in the unique culture and atmosphere of Downtown El Paso. See w...
07/03/2020

Art Getaways: Abstracto. Cultural Guide.

Immerse yourself in the unique culture and atmosphere of Downtown El Paso. See what the El Paso Cultural Arts District has to offer with this guide to venues and amenities.

For more info visit https://epma.art/cultural-guide/museums-attractions.

Support provided by Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts State Cultural District and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. Additional support by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the El Paso Downtown Arts District.

Art Getaways: Abstracto. Art videos, Coloring Pages and Family Guide.Learn a new skill! Explore EPMA’s permanent collect...
07/02/2020

Art Getaways: Abstracto.
Art videos, Coloring Pages and Family Guide.

Learn a new skill! Explore EPMA’s permanent collection with free, downloadable coloring pages, art activities and art workshop videos designed for all family members. Dive into the world of abstract figures and traditional art. Use your creativity to turn the black and white pages into colorful art pieces. These activities will allow families to enjoy a museum experience from home.

Share your work with us! Tag us on social media El Paso Museum of Art use #EPMAartgetaways. Visit https://epma.art/art-getaways for more information.

Illustration by Caitlin Furphy. Inspired by artwork: Emil Bisttram, Chinese Lovesong, 1959. Oil on canvas, 32 x 36 in. El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of the El Paso Art Museum Association, 1987.4.1.

Support provided by Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts State Cultural District and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. Additional support by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the El Paso Downtown Arts District.

Art Getaways: Abstracto. Virtual Mural TourJourney through a map of El Paso Murals and hear each of their stories as tol...
07/01/2020

Art Getaways: Abstracto. Virtual Mural Tour

Journey through a map of El Paso Murals and hear each of their stories as told by local muralist, Cimi Alvarado. Many of the murals on this journey are his own or were created by him in collaboration with other local muralists. Each one offering its own enlightenment to border culture.

Visit https://epma.art/art-getaways for more information.

Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado and Martin “Blast” Zubia. La Frontera, 1 Arts Festival Plaza, right side of bldg.

Support provided by Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts State Cultural District and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. Additional support by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the El Paso Downtown Arts District.

Art Getaways: Abstracto. Virtual Kress Collection Tour­Explore the Kress Collection at your own pace and take in some of...
06/30/2020

Art Getaways: Abstracto. Virtual Kress Collection Tour
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Explore the Kress Collection at your own pace and take in some of the signature works of art found within one of the largest collections of European Art in the Southwest!

For more information about Art Getaways: epma.art/art-getaways

Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Portrait of a Lady, circa 1620-21. Oil on canvas 47 x 36 1/2in. El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1961.1.57.

Support provided by Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts State Cultural District and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. Additional support by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the El Paso Downtown Arts District.

#epma #myepma #exploreepma #EPMAartgetaways #getawaywithepma #ABSTRACTO #elpasoproud #itsallgoodep

06/30/2020

Art Getaways: Abstracto event is now live!

Discover Abstracto! A (virtual) Art Getaway hosted by the El Paso Museum of Art!

Discover and interact with this virtual EPMA Art Getaway featuring a video tour of EPMA’s Kress Collection, a downtown mural tour, downloadable family friendly activities and art workshops.

For more information visit epma.art/art-getaways

Master of the Osservanza, Adoration of the Sepherds with Saints John the Baptist and Bartholomew (detail), circa 1440. Tempera and gold on wood panel 24.625 x 19.75in. El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1961.1.6

Jesus “Cimi” Alvarado, Barrio Soul (detail), mural. 523 E 4th St, El Mandadito de Waneks.

Support provided by Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts State Cultural District and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. Additional support by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and the El Paso Downtown Arts District.

The reopening of the El Paso Museum of Art has been postponed.__Due to a surge in COVID-19 infections, the City of El Pa...
06/29/2020

The reopening of the El Paso Museum of Art has been postponed.
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Due to a surge in COVID-19 infections, the City of El Paso has decided to postpone the reopening of Quality of Life facilities and services as a precaution for the health and safety of our community and the City’s workforce.
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The triple-digit spikes in COVID-19 cases announced by the Department of Public Health over the last several days has forced the City to postpone the reopening of services that include the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens, City museums, recreation centers, spray parks and library branches. The City had scheduled to reopen the facilities on July 1 but has decided to keep them closed.

Light up your creativity!_Enjoy a new online learning activity with EPMA._ Get inspired by a work on view, Leo Villareal...
06/16/2020

Light up your creativity!
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Enjoy a new online learning activity with EPMA.
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Get inspired by a work on view, Leo Villareal: Early Light, and complete the art activities. Download the printable Virtual Family Guide and share your work with us! Available in English and Spanish.
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Visit https://epma.art/art-school/virtual-family-guide.

Art Getaways: AbstractoJune 26 – July 3Get away with us! Virtual Art Getaways is the perfect destination for all adventu...
06/11/2020

Art Getaways: Abstracto

June 26 – July 3

Get away with us! Virtual Art Getaways is the perfect destination for all adventurers. For a limited time, take part in virtual activities inspired by exhibitions at the El Paso Museum of Art.¬ Enjoy mural and gallery tours, art videos, and downloadable art activities for all. Don’t miss this unforgettable journey.

Visit https://epma.art/art-getaways for more information.

We are happy to announce that the El Paso Museum of Art is reopening its doors to the public! Beginning Thursday July 2,...
06/10/2020

We are happy to announce that the El Paso Museum of Art is reopening its doors to the public! Beginning Thursday July 2, our new hours of operation will be, Thursdays: 9am - 9pm, Fridays - Saturdays: 9am - 5pm.

Collections Care Takeover Week A lot of training and thought goes into the work of moving or installing different types ...
06/08/2020

Collections Care Takeover Week

A lot of training and thought goes into the work of moving or installing different types of artwork.

The professionals who are entrusted with these tasks are typically called Preparators or Art Handlers.These skilled and qualified technicians always have a plan when moving artwork, and they never hurry.

Some basics to keep in mind when moving works of your own….

· Hands should be clean even when using gloves. White cotton or nitrile gloves should be used in most cases, except when they are inappropriate for heavy works or when may damage the surface of certain objects.

· Framed works should be handled by the frame only.

· Sculpture should be moved in its most stable position.

· Always use two hands, even when carrying a small work.

· It is best to handle works of art as little and as infrequently as possible.

Collections Care Takeover Week The El Paso Museum of Art is committed to the stewardship of the museum collection and co...
06/05/2020

Collections Care Takeover Week

The El Paso Museum of Art is committed to the stewardship of the museum collection and collections entrusted to its care. The EPMA Collections Care and Management Policy provides guidelines for the acquisition, exhibition, preservation, and management of both borrowed and owned art collections.

This policy also identifies the duties and responsibilities of the museum staff and the governing authority in accordance with the mission of the museum, which states: The purpose of the El Paso Museum of Art is to collect, interpret, preserve, and exhibit works of art that maintain and support the strengths of the Museum’s permanent collections of American art, European art and Mexican art.

A museum’s mission statement is the primary benchmark against which to evaluate the museum’s performance. It defines the museum’s unique identity and purpose, and provides a distinct focus for the institution. A mission statement articulates the museum’s understanding of its role and responsibility to the public and its collections, and reflects the environment in which it exists.

06/05/2020

Collections Care Takeover Week
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Did you know you can explore the permanent collection of the El Paso Museum of Art by way of the website?
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First, go to www.epma.art, find the collections page on the main menu, and click on the ‘search the collection’ tab.
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Once there, follow the instructions for a keyword search, advance search, or simply peruse random images.
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If you find a work that interests you, you can request an image by clicking on the image, then the camera icon.
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If you would like to learn more about specific work of art or artist, please contact the curatorial department at [email protected].

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El Paso, TX
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(915) 212-0300

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