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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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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 on hot day

Visited on a really hot day staff on desk very helpful and art was good alyhough no a large collection, shame no coffee shop,

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited on a really hot day staff on desk very helpful and art was good alyhough no a large collection, shame no coffee shop,

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El Paso, Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Kress collection is outstanding as are the many paintings in the Tom Lea collection. Usually have some travelling exhibits including some on loan from the Guggenheim in New York City.

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

El Pasoans are not exactly the Artiest or the Museumiest folks. So while this is smack in the middle of downtown, it looks like it has never, ever been used. I took the kids because they had a kite building workshop, which was very cool, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. The displays are very kid (and... More 

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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is the first time I had been in an art museum. I thought it was fantastic. The people greeted us and were very helpful and had lots of information to share.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very nice Museum, many permanent expositions and are free most of time, Saw a very nice collection of Chicano Art

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Not much to appreciate. We went to pass the time. Very small museum but a great place to cool off! There is no admission fee but they welcome donations. Very clean and the gift shop offers nice items.

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Marietta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I enjoyed my visit very much. They have a nice collection of art, even though the museum is relatively small. However, it is free. Like every other museum in El Paso, it is closed on Mondays. The focus is heavily centered on Western/Native themed and modern art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is one of those places that will absolutely surprise any visitor to El Paso. The museum has an outstanding collection of European art donated in the 1960s by the Kress Foundation. Check out the paintings by Botticelli, Ribera, Zurbaran, Filippino Lippi, and Van Dyck. It will amaze you. Also, there is a wonderful collection of Mexican colonial art, and... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Samuel Kress collection of Italian Renaissance and Spanish Baroque art is overwhelming. Great collection of drawings and paintings by Tom Lea, renowned Western artist. Sprinkling of more modern works, including sculpture - some interesting, some perplexing. The Museum frequently hosts amazing traveling exhibits (past examples include Rodin, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, and various other Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masters). Latin-American art is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

the have a beautiful collection of permanant artwork. constant rotation of temporary traveling exhibits. lots of stuff for kids to do.

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