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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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El Paso, Texas
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46 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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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NY
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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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24 reviews
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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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Rego Park, New York
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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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12 reviews
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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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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The museum was perfect to visit if you have an hour to spare. Admission is free every day except Monday when it is closed. There is a mixture of art works in the museum. When we visited the special exhibit was from Cheeh Marin's Chicano Art collection.

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Mesilla, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

With the paintings from the Kress collection (School of Botticelli, Gentileschi, Van Dyck, Canaletto, etc.) along with the regional art, this is a superb small museum. We also enjoyed the wonderful collection of Spanish colonial religious art. Don't miss it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This beautiful building expertly presents a huge range of styles and periods. Two stunning contemporary American pieces fill the entrance hall and lead you on to intriguing stone sculptures and a collection of fabulous paintings by living Spanish-speaking artists, taking the theme of social resurgence among immigrant communities. Upstairs you find a group of modern sculptures that combine wit and... More 

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Very nice, small museum with a nice European collection. Admission was free! Cool selection of Chicano art donated by Cheech Marin.

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Additional Information about El Paso Museum of Art

Address: 1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901
Phone Number: 915-532-1707
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  El Paso
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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