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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 #11 of 41 Attractions in El Paso
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train, Leisure education
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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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Greenwich
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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293 reviews 293 reviews
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113 helpful votes 113 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
52 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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
16 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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Dripping Springs, Texas
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53 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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