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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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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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love the art ghere so much

Nice place and has a nice amount of famous artists work. They have a Picasso photo shoot right now that is wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place and has a nice amount of famous artists work. They have a Picasso photo shoot right now that is wonderful.

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The El Paso Museum of Art is a must see if you are downtown. Built in a repurposed bus terminal, it has an extensive permanent collection and hosts visiting exhibits throughout the year. Be sure to see the collection of Renaissance art donated by the Kress Foundation and the nation's second largest collection of retablos.

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Albuquerque, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful art museum and much bigger that I first thought it would be! They have some beautiful collections of some major artists like Canaletto! Give yourself several hours to thoroughly enjoy this museum! Well worth the time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The art goes through Middle Ages, Renaissance, through modern. I did not expect much and was blown away. A real prize for this city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Wide selection of art from European to modern art had interesting display of sculptures called The Knot Museum is free

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This is a beautiful little art museum with quite a variety of works. It also displays some local artists.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The museum is a haven of quiet downtown. Nice staff, good gift shop. Interesting pieces of art, but small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

First off, this museum is convenient and free. The building is an architectural beauty with well selected and displayed collections and exhibitions. We saw a first rate exhibit of prints by artists from Mexico and the Southwest USA that challenged us intellectually as well as aesthetically. Paintings of West Texas landscapes and characters are also a plus. The staff are... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is a wonderful Art Museum. It features older (renaissance) works from the Kress collection. There is a room dedicated to El Paso artist, Tom Lea. There are a variety of additional collections. And, of course, there are featured visiting art. In March, this was the Mexican artist, Sebastian. Put together, it makes for an interesting and stimulating art walk.... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed seeing 600 year old paintings with my family for free. I donated $ to keep it going. Recommended to anyone with a couple hours to spare.

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