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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: +1 915-532-1707
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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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Nice Museum

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I have visited this museum many times over the past 40 years. Though it moved from Montana Avenue to downtown it contains some wonderful portraits. I really liked how the halls were dedicated to a specific theme of art. Last time I was there were many paintings from the El Paso artist Tom Lea. Beautiful. Artistic. Striking and awe inspiring.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

While the collections were beautiful, I became excited about the temporary exhibitions. These two galleries centered on Picasso's life and the posters of his work. They were informative and interesting, no matter what your interest level in art is. Such a lovely exhibition and museum!

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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