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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Today is #InternationalMuseumDay. As a cultural anchor, EPMA continuously celebrates the region’s diverse cultures throu...
05/18/2021

Today is #InternationalMuseumDay. As a cultural anchor, EPMA continuously celebrates the region’s diverse cultures through exhibitions, acquisitions, and educational programs while providing a stimulating and inspiring environment for all audiences.

EPMA permanent collection spans nearly one thousand years of global history and encompasses over 7,000 works that connect us with knowledge, traditions and culture of previous generations.

Celebrate with us! We invite you to visit our website at www.epma.art and explore our exhibitions on view and permanent collection.

Hours of operation:
Thursday – Saturday from 10am – 6pm
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Images 1, 2 and 3: Installation view, Refresh, El Paso Museum of Art, September 27, 2019- July 18, 2021.

Image 4: Adrian Esparza, One and the Same (detail), 2005. Sarape, plastic trim and nails, 60 x 144 in. El Paso Museum of Art, Purchase with funds provided by the Robert. U. and Mabel O. Lipscomb Foundation Endowment, 2005.10.

Image 5: Installation view, Kress Collection, El Paso Museum of Art. Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
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Paint to the sound of music!Learn the basics of watercolor while enjoying beautiful live music by cellist Chris Beroes-H...
05/12/2021

Paint to the sound of music!

Learn the basics of watercolor while enjoying beautiful live music by cellist Chris Beroes-Hagis

Explore the world of abstraction and transform the sound of music into color, shapes and lines using watercolors.

FREE Virtual Event for Seniors
May 19, 2021
12pm - 1pm
Teaching Artist: Ivan Calderon

Follow this link to register: https://epma.art/art-school/classes-and-registration/art-music-2021-05-19

This virtual event is in collaboration with El Paso Pro-Musica and the Alzheimer's Association.
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From The CollectionEl Nino de Atocha This image, an overwhelming favorite among the representations of Christ in Mexican...
04/30/2021

From The Collection

El Nino de Atocha

This image, an overwhelming favorite among the representations of Christ in Mexican retablo art. With exceptions of La Virgen de Guadalupe and San Jose, El Nino de Atocha is the only subject of extreme popularity in the last century that has continued to be reproduced today in abundance as a colored lithograph.

The image originated at the time of the Moorish invasion of the town of Atocha, Spain, now a suburb of Madrid. Legend tells of the Moors forbidding anyone to visit the prison full of Christians on errands of mercy except children. One day a child dressed as a pilgrim came to the prison carrying a basket, a staff, and a gourd of water. Even after he had served all the prisoners, the basket and gourd were still full.

The Child always wears a brimmed hat with plume, a robe and cape. He holds in his left hand a pilgrim’s staff and gourd. In his right hand he holds a basket, which may contain bread or flowers. In this retablo the shackles representing his visit to the prison are at his feet.
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Image: Anonymous, The Child of Atocha, mid 19th C. Oil on tin, 14.062 x 10 inches. El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. Steven McKnight in honor of Frank and Sara McKnight, 2007.5.14. Photograph by Marty Snortum.
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From The Collection

El Nino de Atocha

This image, an overwhelming favorite among the representations of Christ in Mexican retablo art. With exceptions of La Virgen de Guadalupe and San Jose, El Nino de Atocha is the only subject of extreme popularity in the last century that has continued to be reproduced today in abundance as a colored lithograph.

The image originated at the time of the Moorish invasion of the town of Atocha, Spain, now a suburb of Madrid. Legend tells of the Moors forbidding anyone to visit the prison full of Christians on errands of mercy except children. One day a child dressed as a pilgrim came to the prison carrying a basket, a staff, and a gourd of water. Even after he had served all the prisoners, the basket and gourd were still full.

The Child always wears a brimmed hat with plume, a robe and cape. He holds in his left hand a pilgrim’s staff and gourd. In his right hand he holds a basket, which may contain bread or flowers. In this retablo the shackles representing his visit to the prison are at his feet.
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Image: Anonymous, The Child of Atocha, mid 19th C. Oil on tin, 14.062 x 10 inches. El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. Steven McKnight in honor of Frank and Sara McKnight, 2007.5.14. Photograph by Marty Snortum.
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#VisitElPasoMuseumofArt, explore the galleries, enjoy live music and make fun memories! Saturday, May 1st, 2021Free Self...
04/26/2021

#VisitElPasoMuseumofArt, explore the galleries, enjoy live music and make fun memories!

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Free Self-led Activities: 12pm - 5pm
DJ Sinestésico: 1pm - 4pm
Photo Booth: 12pm - 5pm

Visitors and staff will be required to wear face covering, and attendance will be monitored to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed. No tours will be offered at this time.
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#VisitElPasoMuseumofArt, explore the galleries, enjoy live music and make fun memories!

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Free Self-led Activities: 12pm - 5pm
DJ Sinestésico: 1pm - 4pm
Photo Booth: 12pm - 5pm

Visitors and staff will be required to wear face covering, and attendance will be monitored to ensure social distancing guidelines are followed. No tours will be offered at this time.
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#EPMA #MyEPMA #ExploreEPMA #DiaDelNiño

If you are looking for something to visit and you’re in the El Paso downtown area #VisitElPasoMuseumofArt! Enjoy a new a...
04/22/2021

If you are looking for something to visit and you’re in the El Paso downtown area #VisitElPasoMuseumofArt! Enjoy a new art piece #OnView: Robert Rauschenberg, Barely There

Barely There is a part of Robert Rauschenberg’s Combine series and was created between 1962 and 1964. The title of this work, Barely There, is from a Max Factor news print advertisement collaged in the upper left corner. The term “Combine” was invented by Rauschenberg to describe works that combine aspects of painting and sculpture. Through his Combines, Rauschenberg aimed to give new significance to ordinary objects and narrow the gap between art and reality. His Combines radically challenged the traditional boundaries of art and helped pave the way for the Pop Art movement of the 1960’s.

Hours of operation: Thu-Sat, 10am-6pm
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Robert Rauschenberg, Barely There, Combine c. 1925-2008, mixed media on canvas laid on panel. El Paso Museum of Art, Courtesy of Russell Tether Fine Arts Associates, LLC. IL2021.1.1.
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If you are looking for something to visit and you’re in the El Paso downtown area #VisitElPasoMuseumofArt! Enjoy a new art piece #OnView: Robert Rauschenberg, Barely There

Barely There is a part of Robert Rauschenberg’s Combine series and was created between 1962 and 1964. The title of this work, Barely There, is from a Max Factor news print advertisement collaged in the upper left corner. The term “Combine” was invented by Rauschenberg to describe works that combine aspects of painting and sculpture. Through his Combines, Rauschenberg aimed to give new significance to ordinary objects and narrow the gap between art and reality. His Combines radically challenged the traditional boundaries of art and helped pave the way for the Pop Art movement of the 1960’s.

Hours of operation: Thu-Sat, 10am-6pm
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Robert Rauschenberg, Barely There, Combine c. 1925-2008, mixed media on canvas laid on panel. El Paso Museum of Art, Courtesy of Russell Tether Fine Arts Associates, LLC. IL2021.1.1.
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#VisitElPasoMuseumofArt On view, Leo Villareal: Early Light Born in 1967 in Albuquerque, artist Leo Villareal is interna...
04/22/2021

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On view, Leo Villareal: Early Light

Born in 1967 in Albuquerque, artist Leo Villareal is internationally known for activating space with light. Currently based in New York, Villareal was raised in the West Texas desert region of El Paso/Juárez, to which earlier minimalist artists Donald Judd and Dan Flavin gravitated, making sculptures—sometimes involving light—that explored how we perceive objects in space. In 2020, EPMA accessioned one of the artist’s most recognized wall sculptures, Lightscape, created in 2002, which bathes its surroundings with non-repeating sequences of hues. Like the desert sun, Villareal’s light sculpture is spectacular and altering, immersing viewers and offering deep reflection on people and place.

September 27, 2019 – July 18, 2021
Peter and Margaret de Wetter Gallery
Hours of Operation: Thu- Sat, 10am-6pm

Support for this exhibition provided by El Paso Museum of Art Foundation and El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.
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Images:
Leo Villareal, Lightscape, 2002. LEDs, circuitry, and acrylic, edition of 10, 84 x 120 in. Gift of Jereann and Holland Chaney, 2020.3. Photograph by Alex Marks.

Installation view, Leo Villarreal: Early Light, El Paso Museum of Art, September 27 – July 18, 2021. Photo by Alex Marks
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This exhibition includes works gifted from foremost Chicano Art Collector, Cheech Marin, along with local works gifted f...
04/20/2021

This exhibition includes works gifted from foremost Chicano Art Collector, Cheech Marin, along with local works gifted from Proper Printshop’s Arte en Vivo series, featuring 12 giclée, serigraphy prints and a sculpture by local established and evolving artists. The works in Papel Latinx explore significant themes of identity, political and social revolution, and the experience of living between and within many cultures. Among the works on paper is a print by El Paso Texas native Gaspar Enriquez, Tirando Rollo (I love you), through this piece he documents the attitudes and life-ways of Chicanismo.

April 8 - ongoing
Mac Rogers, Education Hallway
Hours of operation: Thu-Sat, 10am – 6pm
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Images: Installation View, Papel Latinx, El Paso Museum of Art, April 8 - Ongoing. Photos courtesy of El Paso Museum of Art.

First image: Suzanne Klotz, La Migra, 1995-2003. Wood, mixed media, lights, turntable. El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of the Artist, 2004.11.

Second image: Gaspar Enriquez, Tirando Rollo (I Love You), 2005. Giclee print, 31.5 x 39.5 in. Gift of Cheech Marin and Modern Multiples. 2007.17.9.a

Fourth image: Antonio Castro, El Apache, Serigraph on 140# French paper Co. pure white contruction paper. El Paso Museum of Art, Gift of Proper Printshop, ST.2017.1.29.
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#VisitElPasoMuseumofArtOn view, Mary Paz Cervera: ElegyFor decades, artist Mary Paz Cervera (born 1967, Mexico City) has...
04/19/2021

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On view, Mary Paz Cervera: Elegy

For decades, artist Mary Paz Cervera (born 1967, Mexico City) has made paintings and sculptures that evoke death and affirm life. This exhibition features two recent bodies of artwork, each reflecting a different perspective and realized in a different media. Cervera examines gender-based violence through the lens of a Greek myth, about the kidnapping of a goddess resulting in the withering of life on earth. The paintings and sculptures in Elegy provide a chance to consider what death—and thus life—means to each of us.

March 13, 2020 – July 18, 2021
Hoy Conference Room
Hours of Operation: Thu-Sat, 10am - 6pm

Support for this exhibition provided by the Consulate General of Mexico, AMEXCID, Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso Del Norte, the Hotel at Sunland Park Racetrack, El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.
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Images: Installation View, Elegy, El Paso Museum of Art, March 13, 2020 – July 18, 2021. Photos courtesy of El Paso Museum of Art.
https://epma.art/art/exhibitions/elegy
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#VisitElPasoMuseumofArt New Exhibition on View: Brett Weston in the 1940s  Brett Weston, ranked one of the top ten photo...
04/16/2021

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New Exhibition on View: Brett Weston in the 1940s

Brett Weston, ranked one of the top ten photographers collected by American museums. At 13 he studied as his father’s apprentice in Mexico, he was exposed and influenced by artists such as Frida Khalo, Diego Rivera, and Jose Clemente Orozco. His photos reveal a sophisticated sense of abstractions, credited with being the first photographer to make negative space the subject matter.

Visit EPMA today and enjoy Brett Weston’s photographs now on view.

April 8 – July 18, 2021
Dede Rogers Gallery
Hours of operation: Thu-Sat 10am-6pm

Exhibition support provided by Texas Comission on the Arts and the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.
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Images: Installation view, Brett Weston in the 1940s. El Paso Museum of Art, April 8- December 19, 2021. Gift from the Christian Keesee Collection, 2019.2.1-.50. Photos Courtesy of El Paso Museum of Art.

Second image: Brett Weston, Untitled (Dune, detail). Silver gelatin print, 14 x 11 in. El Paso Museum of Art, Gift from the Christian Keesee Collection, 2019.2.22. Photography courtesy of El Paso Museum of Art.

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04/15/2021

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Watch this short tour video on our new exhibition on view: Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art.

Don't miss out! Come an experience this exhibition in person. New hours of operation: Thu-Sat 10am - 6pm, FREE Admission.
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Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Council is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support for this exhibition provided by the Daura Foundation.

Additional support provided by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.

Generous support for this film project provided by Art Bridges.

Video by @doublescopefilms
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04/15/2021

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Take a sneak peak and watch this short tour video on our new exhibition on view: Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art. Don't miss out! Come an experience this exhibition in person. New hours of operation: Thu-Sat 10am - 6pm, FREE Admission.
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Organized by the Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Council is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support for this exhibition provided by the Daura Foundation.

Additional support provided by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department.

Generous support for this film project provided by Art Bridges.
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#VisitElPasoMuseumofArt  New exhibition on view! Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art brings tog...
04/14/2021

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New exhibition on view! Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art brings together nearly fifty artworks by more than thirty artists who were part of the Cercle et Carré group dedicated to abstract art, pairing original artwork from the seminal 1930 exhibition with earlier and later work by the same artists. This exhibition features works by Wassily Kandinsky, Le Corbusier, Fernand Leger, Alexandra Exter, Sonia Delaunay and Pierre Daura, on view at the Mithoff and Roderick Gallery on EPMA’s second floor.
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New hours of operation: Thursday – Saturday, 10 am – 6pm.
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Images: Installation View, Cercle et Carré and the International Spirit of Abstract Art. El Paso Museum of Art, April 8 - August 15, 2021. Collection of Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Georgia Museum of Art Docent Corps of 2012 and the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation in memory of Hannah P. Harvey. Photograph courtesy El Paso Museum of Art.
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Register for a FREE virtual printmaking class with El Paso Museum of Art!Explore different modern printing techniques wi...
04/13/2021

Register for a FREE virtual printmaking class with El Paso Museum of Art!

Explore different modern printing techniques with an emphasis on creativity and self-expression. Learn about the numerous possibilities associated with print media and production of multiple images, or editions while developing your personal concept.

Free art kits, with all materials needed to complete the class, will be made available upon registration for curbside pick-up or mail delivery. Follow this link to register https://epma.art/art-school/classes-and-registration/printmaking-virtual-class-2021-04-26

Teaching Artist: Marco Sanchez
Ages (14+)
April 26th - 29th (4 sessions)
5:30pm - 6:30pm

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Register for a FREE virtual printmaking class with El Paso Museum of Art!

Explore different modern printing techniques with an emphasis on creativity and self-expression. Learn about the numerous possibilities associated with print media and production of multiple images, or editions while developing your personal concept.

Free art kits, with all materials needed to complete the class, will be made available upon registration for curbside pick-up or mail delivery. Follow this link to register https://epma.art/art-school/classes-and-registration/printmaking-virtual-class-2021-04-26

Teaching Artist: Marco Sanchez
Ages (14+)
April 26th - 29th (4 sessions)
5:30pm - 6:30pm

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