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El Paso Museum of Art

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Nice art from the region, along with special exhibits - FREE too

We only had a couple of hours but it was not that big. The pictures from the area and the works... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carl W
Highly Enjoyable Visit

Stunning collection of European old masters combined with Southwestern art, both traditional and... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
Alistair G
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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...more
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1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901-1135
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had a couple of hours but it was not that big. The pictures from the area and the works from Texans were just a lot of fun to go through.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carl W
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Stunning collection of European old masters combined with Southwestern art, both traditional and modern.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alistair G
Reviewed November 14, 2018

I had no idea what was inside. This museum is worthy of your visit. On the first floor are paintings by local artist and Mexican artist, seemingly from the past century. The prize is on the second floor where the Kress fortune is on display....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

This is now a grown up city. The museum has a small collection but a fun and interesting one. The backbone is the Kressege collection of Eupopean Art which has all the recognizable names. It is the other stuff that fascinates.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Garry H
Reviewed September 16, 2018

New leadership means things are changing. I've visited this museum many, many times. I miss some of the large, "permanent" pieces that have been removed. And the museum store used to be much better. That said, there are excellent shows at the museum that are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jean B
Reviewed September 14, 2018

A good and sophisticated permanent collection. Family friendly, great for going with kids and involving them in artistic

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Is a cozy and nice museum with permanent and ongoing works of art. The place is very clean and well staffed.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DrWorldWide
Reviewed August 26, 2018

There is so little art on display that I'm at a loss as to why it's called a museum. I asked one of the assistants what there was to see and even she was at a loss. Just like the rest of El Paso, disappointing...

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MichelleRose
Reviewed August 6, 2018

An amazingly sophisticated art collection. Permanent collection includes baroque and renaissance art from the Kress collection. Temporary and revolving exhibits may include southwest art, movie art or loans from other museums. Often hosts concerts as well. Admission to all except certain special exhibits is free.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cmbaker19
Reviewed July 9, 2018

They've done a nice job with the museum. The highlight is the Kress Collection. It's a Renaissance art is beautiful. These pieces are amazing, our city museum is lucky to have them in their collection. The gift shop is nice but wish it was a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Lisa L
November 2, 2016|
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Response from Erin R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lisa, the El Paso Museum of Art is free to the public although they occasionally have exhibitions that have a small fee. The museum is open Tuesday - Sunday and on Thursday they have extended hours to 9pm.