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El Paso Museum of Art

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Address: 1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901
Phone Number: 915-532-1707
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/train, Leisure education
Description: Established in 1947, this museum houses permanent exhibits with more than...
Established in 1947, this museum houses permanent exhibits with more than 5,000 pieces of art, including works by European artists Bellotto, Canaletto and Artemisia Gentileschi, as well an extensive collection of contemporary works by artists from the southwestern United States and Mexico.
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Great art

It was good art they dont charge only in one room it is very nice It is pretty small but nice so Many amazing artist they also have classes to take and sponsors and a nice gift... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Katie P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was good art they dont charge only in one room it is very nice It is pretty small but nice so Many amazing artist they also have classes to take and sponsors and a nice gift shop :)

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Tucson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Don Coen has an amazing exhibit of painting taken from his photos of immigrant agricultural workers. Worth the trip

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We were visiting from Tucson, AZ, which is near Mexico and border issues are very important in our city (pro and con), There is a wonderful one-man show by Don Coen about migrants . The show reveals them as hard-working human beings with unique character expressions. The huge photo/acrylic mixed media paintings were heartwarming and poignant. The museum is well... More 

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Texas
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20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The building is very nice. Probably the most famous paintings are by Tom Lea. Minimal impressionist paintings in this museum. You can visit the entire museum in less than an hour. Free admission to the main museum. They generally have special exhibits which have an admission fee.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Small but impressive museum. They had lots of art depicting the southwest life and heritage. Great exhibit of paintings of immigrant workers.

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Neenah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

The museum had an excellent mixture of art from across time. I didn't expect to see a Canaletto or Stuart's portrait of George Washington as well as several other well known artists. "The Migrant Series" by Don Coen was very impressive. His use of sprayed acrylic over a photo provided a very unique viewing experience. Incredible accuracy from a distance... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We attend quite a few exhibits at the Museum, and now are members since we like to visit. The exhibits are well managed and interesting. It is obvious that the Board of Directors and Curators care deeply about both their Museum and their audience.

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I like the different variety of art forms that this museum contained. The scuptures were so incredibly creative. When we went they had a gourd exhibit. I guess local artists use local materials. I had never seen an exhibit like this and I enjoyed it very much. For a small museum it is so worth going to.

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Livonia, Mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A very nice diversion right downtown and across from the convention center. General admission is free, but they had a special exhibit for a nominal fee. The gift shop had some very unique items for sale, especially the jewelry.

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Milton
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

So the art museum is open on Sunday's but closed on Mondays in a predominantly Cathloic area?! Very backwards El Paso, I'm tired of the USBC contracting in the cities where the families have nothing to do.

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