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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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Lovely Collection

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Neenah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Santa Teresa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I went there for the first time in 12-14 after church. Nice to see the sculptures and art. met the curator there also.

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Red Deer, Alberta
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The permanent exhibits were a bit disjointed and they don't display a lot of information about their artists or the individual works of art. My trip was not well timed as they were changing one of the major exhibit spaces over. The gift shop was quite good and the lady running it is very knowledgeable, prices were reasonable.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Stopped in there today. The museum is small but has some very nice artwork and both my friend and I were impressed with the design and presentation of the art itself. The colored galleries were very well done! Worth a visit.

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El Paso, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum is free and well worth a visit. The special exhibits have a charge but are free with a military ID. It took less than 2 hours to go through the whole museum. Great if you like southwest style art. I also leared that they have art classes for both children and adults on Saturdays which I will be... More 

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Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
29 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Not sure why every city seems to spend lots of cash on Art Galleries when the challenge is to actually obtain enough quality artifacts to justify the outlay. This is another build it and they will come facility and I will admit it has more than that of our hometown to recommend it . Overall not much to see regardless.

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