El Paso Museum of Art
El Paso Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Founded in 1959, the El Paso Museum of Art was born from a need to house a significant donation of European Baroque and Renaissance works to the City of El Paso by the Samuel Kress Foundation. This collection encompasses major works by Botticelli, Canaletto, van Dyck, Zurbarán, and Artemisia Gentileschi, among other Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance masters. Over time, this seed collection grew to include over 7000 works. In 1998, EPMA moved to its current location at the heart of El Paso’s Downtown Arts District, less than a mile from the bridge to Juárez. Today, EPMA continues to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit works of art that support and illuminate the Museum’s permanent collection of American, European, and Mexican art.
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Shalonda D
Charlotte, NC11 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Entrance is voluntary donation based. I used the map to make sure I saw everything & there was much to see. I read all of the accompanying cards some of the pieces are very old & interesting. I enjoyed the interactive wall placing the various felt pieces in designs. I purchased boxes of chocolate as gifts from the gift shop I wish I would have purchased more they were really delicious.
Written March 10, 2020
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,402 contributions
Oct 2021
Very nice and free museum. Depending on what you like to see, you can spend from 1/2 hour and up. There is a lot of religious art. I especially liked the European art, especially the Canaletto painting, which is a special interest.

There is no gift shop of cofe services, but don't let that stop you from this very nice museum with a helpful staff.
Written October 1, 2021
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,262 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
You may not find one of the world's greatest collections of art here, but the collection is both diverse and excellent. The building itself is both attractive and conducive to viewing the art as presented. Two hours that definitely highlighted our El Paso trip.
Written February 21, 2022
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Tracy L
Lampasas, TX90 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
An interesting blend of old and new art. They are setting up for a temporary exhibit of art inspired by Dante’s Inferno. The permanent collection is not large but spans hundreds of years. It is a clean and quiet place with plenty of seating to rest and enjoy the art.
Written September 17, 2022
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happyjoyjoy
5 contributions
Mar 2020
Outstanding museum, must see to appreciate, set your own pace. OK to take pictures (no flash allowed) Don't forget the children's area even if you don't have children with you. Spotless restroom's. A bit pricey but unique gift shop.
Written March 12, 2020
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K A
Midlothian, VA173 contributions
May 2018
My wife and I recently visited this wonderful museum and experienced the eclectic and diverse collection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs. Local artists were featured as well as European masters. We took our time discovering each space to appreciate the creativity and talents of each artists. The museum has a graceful flow and well worth a visit should you find yourself in El Paso.
Written June 5, 2018
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JACK E
Las Cruces, NM132 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
We attend quite a few exhibits at the Museum, and now are members since we like to visit. The exhibits are well managed and interesting. It is obvious that the Board of Directors and Curators care deeply about both their Museum and their audience.
Written March 25, 2015
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rpkn2131
NY14 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
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.
Written July 21, 2015
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grand old girl B
Tucson, AZ289 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
We were visiting from Tucson, AZ, which is near Mexico and border issues are very important in our city (pro and con), There is a wonderful one-man show by Don Coen about migrants . The show reveals them as hard-working human beings with unique character expressions. The huge photo/acrylic mixed media paintings were heartwarming and poignant.
The museum is well worth seeing.
Written April 28, 2015
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Mortytravels
Neenah, WI15 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
The museum had an excellent mixture of art from across time. I didn't expect to see a Canaletto or Stuart's portrait of George Washington as well as several other well known artists. "The Migrant Series" by Don Coen was very impressive. His use of sprayed acrylic over a photo provided a very unique viewing experience. Incredible accuracy from a distance and an abstract up close.
Written March 29, 2015
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