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El Paso Museum of Art

Address: 1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901
Phone Number: 915-532-1707
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Ranked #7 of 39 Attractions in El Paso
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train, Leisure education
Owner description: Established in 1947, this museum houses permanent exhibits with more than 5,000 pieces of art...
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Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train, Leisure education
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
Owner description: 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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Washington state
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

OK, this is a small museum, and the entrance is unimpressive. However, there are astounding pieces of art which were donated by the Kress Foundation on the second floor. This is a hidden gem. Also, it's free!

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Troy, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Some nice realistic sculptures and classic oil paintings as well as locally recognized artists with international reputations.

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Dallas, Texas
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102 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It's a small museum which can be toured in less than one hour. I wasn't expecting much so I wasn't disappointed. Some impressionist paintings, a Picasso, a Cezanne, and a pay per view Remington exhibit when we were there. They also have a Gilbert Stuart painting of George Washington which I always find interesting. It's worth a visit but not... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The art gallery offered a major collection of the masters right here in El Paso. To think that one would not have to travel to Europe or to a big city in the US to experience these art is just fantastic!

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Santa Teresa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went to the el paso museum on a sunday after church. Was greeted by the curator. It was real interesting looking at the sculptures and pictures and talking about your thoughts on each one.

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Greenwich
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Pleasantly surprised by this lovely museum. Great exhibits, wonderful collection of art. A must for downtown and it's FREE!

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Bat Yam, Israel
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31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Went there in July 2014 It was free which was good, yet it was too small in my view We really liked some of the displays, they had posters of western films from the 60's which was really cool and also some Beatles memorabilia. They also had a few really cool sculptures. We stayed for about 10-15 minutes before we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My family and I have been wanting to visit the museums downtown for a little while now and finally decided to do so on a Friday morning while my father was visiting. It will take the average family about 30 - 60 minutes to get through the whole art museum. They have small collections and two of the galleries were... More 

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Lenox Dale, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I was very impressed by the collection of art at the El Paso Museum of Art. The variety was much more expansive than I expected. There is a lot to see, take your time and enjoy the creativity your eyes will see.

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Houston, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The El Paso museum of art is an excellent mid-sized museum. The collection includes many wonderful works by some of Americas best south-western Artists including Tom Lea.( If you are not familiar with his work -this is a good place to enjoy it !) There are also some very good European paintings and works by other American artists. . On... More 

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