Events

Museum Exhibits

"Impermanent Topography"

January 17, 2017 - February 9, 2017

New Mexico State University Art Gallery

Featuring works by eleven NMSU Department of Art faculty and staff members, Impermanent Topography addresses the social, political, geographical, and cultural landscapes that comprise our ever-shifting understandings of contemporary life. This exhibition grapples with the unwieldy intersections of memory, selfhood, and information through human inscriptions of identity in paint, metal, clay, digital media, and experimental sculpture. Curated by Michelle Lanteri, Impermanent Topography includes artwork by Julia Barello, Tauna Cole-Dorn, Craig Cully, Jessika Edgar, Motoko Furuhashi, Richard Hesketh, Wes Kline, Adam Labe, Bree Lamb, Jacob Muñoz, and Rachel Stevens.

More Information: http://www.uag.nmsu.edu


Eldridge Hardie: Art of a Life in Sport

October 23, 2016 - March 5, 2017

El Paso Museum of Art

On Sunday, October 23, 2016, the El Paso Museum of Art will inaugurate its first exhibition of the acclaimed artist of sporting art, Eldridge Hardie. Hardie has been painting the outdoors sportsman lifestyle, in which he has been an active participant, for over fifty years. This exhibition includes over twenty oil on canvas and watercolor paintings as well as drawings selected from the artist’s long career.

Hardie is a Texas-born artist who grew up hunting and fishing in the El Paso area. As a young man, Hardie moved to Saint Louis to study painting at the Washington University School of Fine Art and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1964. After college Hardie met Tom Lea, who arranged several portrait commissions. Since 1966 Hardie has lived and worked in Denver, CO. Hardie has exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Gilcrease Museum, the C. M. Russell Museum, and the American Museum of Flyfishing. Hardie’s 2001 painting In Rough Country won the Texas Quail Stamp Award in 2002.

To return to the major painting Fish Creek Afternoon, this picture was commissioned from the artist in 2006 by the EPMA Foundation, and represents none other than a longstanding major patron of the Museum—Sam Moore, Jr. EPMA is very grateful to Sam Moore and other faithful patrons—Kirk and Judy Robison, Darren and Maria M. Woody, Jackson V. and Donna A. Curlin—for the recent donations they have offered for the realization of this exhibition in El Paso.

More Information: http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/exhibitions/current


Woman’s Club of El Paso: A vital force since 1894

May 7, 2016 - April 22, 2017

El Paso Museum of History

The Woman’s Club of El Paso has been a vital force in our community for well over a century. Anchored in their historic clubhouse on Mesa St., the non-profit organization meets monthly to offer educational and cultural opportunities for the enjoyment of their members. The exhibit, created by the Between Design Firm, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the clubhouse and many of the organization’s achievements. It features several artifacts from the Woman’s Club’s private collection along with artifacts from the museum’s collection.

More Information: https://history.elpasotexas.gov/exhibits/current-exhibits


The Harmon & Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Works on Paper

January 28, 2017 - April 16, 2017

El Paso Museum of Art

This exhibition is an opportunity to view extraordinary works produced by notable African-American artists including but not limited to: Ron Adams, Romare Bearden, John Thomas Biggers, Hilda Wilkerson Brow, Elizabeth Catlett, Ernest T. Crichlow, Aaron Douglas, William Henry Johnson, Sargent Johnson, Jacob Lawrence, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Alma Woodsey and Don Thrash.

More Information: http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/exhibitions/current


“Time Exposures: Picturing a History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century”

January 28, 2017 - June 3, 2017

Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

Using many historic photographs and a variety of media, the story unfolds in three parts: First, the Pueblo people describe the year’s cycle as it was in the mid-19th century; Second, the exhibit explores the arrival of Americans and how this disrupted their way of life; and, finally, the exhibit examines the historic photographs as products of Anglo culture.

Among the photographs in the exhibition are the works of many prominent western photographers and artists including Edward Curtis, A.C. Vroman, A.Z. Shindler, Karl Moon, John Hillers, Charles Lummis, Carlos Vierra, Summer Matteson, Albert Sweeney, Josef Imhof, and Ben Wittick.

A portion of the exhibit will be dedicated to the Tigua Tribe from the Ysleta Pueblo del Sur. The Tiguas are direct descendants of the Isleta Pueblo and settled in this area after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680

More Information: http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=59900


Process and Poetry: The Graphics of Kim and Therese Bauer

January 21, 2017 - June 4, 2017

El Paso Museum of Art

Continuing the Museum’s commitment to showcase the careers of local artists who have made an impact, this exhibition pairs the husband-and-wife team Kim and Therese (Terri) Bauer, both of whom have devoted their professions to the graphic arts—Kim to printmaking and Terri to drawing. Within their different technical realms, the pair share a love of craft and an interest in embracing diverse materials and methods. Both their bodies of work possess an evocative bridge between representation and abstraction, as well as the treatment of ordinary architecture, objects, or figures in a manner that transforms these elements into suggestive glyphs or symbols on the paper support. Kim and Terri Bauer have also mentored numerous students over many years in the Department of Art at the University of Texas at El Paso, where Kim is an Associate Professor and Terri an Advisor and Drawing Lecturer. Before this they both received their BFA degrees from Michigan State University and their MFA degrees from Eastern Michigan University. While Kim and Terri have each exhibited through the years in various group shows at the El Paso Museum of Art, this is the first EPMA exhibition dedicated solely to their work, with a focus on recent production.

More Information: http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/exhibitions/upcoming



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