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El Paso Museum of Art

1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901
915-532-1707
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Ranked #12 of 51 Attractions in El Paso
Type: Art 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, including works by European artists Bellotto, Canaletto... more » 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. « less
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287 reviews 287 reviews
75 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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Newport News, Virginia
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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Dripping Springs, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The collection has some incredible pieces in it--well worth a couple of hours is a beautiful well designed structure. Few cities have an art museum this good. There is no admission charge, but do not let that fool you. El Paso can appear "sleepy" but it is far from it. You will be amazed at what the museum and the... More

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El Paso, Texas
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

For a "sleepy border town", the El Paso Museum of Art is a cultural and artistic gem nestled near downtown El Paso. Next to the Plaza Theater, the Museum has a permanent collection of over 6,000 works. Year-round they have exhibitions and special "Premiere" exhibitions of some of the World's finest Artists. The admission is free, except for special exhibitions.... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This museum is beautifully designed and well-run. Who would know it used to be a the main bus station? It is known for its ability to accommodate large sculpture, which it does. There is regional art -- the great Tom Lea, Jose Cisneros, Manny Acosta, who are all from El Paso -- as well as the Kress Collection of medieval... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A world class museum. The permanent collection includes Renaissance, Mexican colonial, Southwest artists, and an excellent collection of retablos.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This was a nice way to spend a little time while we were waiting for the Aerial Tram on Franklin Mountain to open up at noon.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Visited this museum when it opened, and several times thereafter. A wonderful contemporary museum has been slowly downgraded to works on loan, failing to retain a major public sculpture by a renowned El Paso born artist,( whose same work sits in front of the Smithsonian in our capital,) charging fees to see the exhibitions, (too high), attempting to gain public... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This handsomely designed museum houses a worthwhile collection, not of national stature, but commendable, and, frankly, remarkable in this location. Samuel Kress -- founder and owner of Kress dime stores, a Woolworth's competitor, gave collections of European art to museums throughout the US, mostly in smaller cities. This followed the spirit of Guggenheim's establishment of local libraries. The idea was... More

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