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El Paso Museum of Art

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Address: 1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901
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+1 915-532-1707
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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
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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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An underutilized resource

The EPMA is small but does have many good exhibits, such as the national traveling exhibition, The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good standard zoo. Nothing to write home about, If you can go on a friends of the animals night with wine tasyting it is great and donates to the cause,

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The EPMA is small but does have many good exhibits, such as the national traveling exhibition, The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper. The museum's retablo collection is world class. If you join a donor society you get invitations to openings and trips. The gift shop sells high-quality, hand-crafted pieces as well as the... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautiful new facility. The art work display is very spacious and displays the art work very nicely. There is a special area for anyone that wants to create a piece of artwork. The room was filled with children of all ages, even adults took part. A must see on tour of down town El Paso. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Went to this museum as a group and was impressed by all the art that was around me and portrays the city's culture and its people. Entrance is free to the public and is opened Monday thru Saturday, not sure about Sunday. It is well worth your time to visit.

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Thank Luis S
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Local and internationally acclaimed artists have their work displayed here. It has a light and airy feel to it and plenty of room if there's crowds. I quite enjoyed my trip there

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Went there on New Years eve day as an alternative to the zoo. Rainy weather had "closed " some of the animal exhibits and we were looking for something fun to do. My sister's birthday so she chose the Museum of Art, downtown El Paso. Had never been before. A little hard to find. Be careful of GPS directions. First... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

It's not very big, but it has some really interesting art. It's a nice way to spend a couple of hours in downtown El Paso.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Nice permanent collection but two current exhibitions were where I spent most of my time. Not being familiar with James Drake, I watched the 7 minute captioned video outside his installation (2nd floor) and was glad I did. Made sense of the inclusion of his EKG ( literally "drawing from the heart". The work itself is stunning in its scale... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

If you love the arts, this is the place. It's amazing what El Paso has to offer. Take your children so they can learn to appreciate the arts. You can sit in the museum just to relax, maybe read some literature. Give it try.

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We visit about once every year or two. The permanent exhibits are mostly what you might expect, older European portraiture. The changing exhibits can be good depending on your interests. Recently there were many works depicting brutalism in Ciudad Juarez life and artistic street-expressionism.. not a happy visit but learned something about the social struggles of our sister city. Tom... More 

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