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El Paso Museum of Art

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Address: 1 Arts Festival Plz, El Paso, TX 79901-1135
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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Great collections and special showings

For a city of El Paso's size, the Museum of Art offers a wonderful variety of art. The Kress Collection is amazing and El Paso is very fortunate to have such great art available... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For a city of El Paso's size, the Museum of Art offers a wonderful variety of art. The Kress Collection is amazing and El Paso is very fortunate to have such great art available to the public. Special shows are very well done, as the staff takes great pride in presentation and display. The Museum is very 'family friendly', as... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in El Paso for a Family wedding, but found we had some time in our schedule to play tourist. We found this museum with convenient parking across the street. The building itself is a work of art--bright and inviting. The collections reach from the Renaissance to the contemporary set in lovely individual galleries. The staff is friendly and... More 

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum that you can easily kill a few hours here looking at the art in all the galleries. When I was there, I visited the section on Picasso. It was really cool, I really enjoyed that section.

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Thank AleciaLester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went into this museum prepared to be underwhelmed. I was to be foiled in this quest, as this museum is a true joy. Boasting collections that put larger institutions to shame, I was simply floored by the never ending cavalcade of quality art, presented tastefully, creating an enjoyable encounter with the surprising world of art in El Paso. This... More 

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El Paso
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank Sally D
El Paso, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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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Thank Erin R
Albuquerque, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 June 23, 2016

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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