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Museum Exhibits

Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior

October 13, 2017 - February 11, 2018

El Paso Museum of Art

Explore the work of Frank Lloyd Wright’s interior spaces, furnishings, and household objects through house plans and photographs. House plans in the exhibition reveal the heart of Wright houses as a single, expansive space from which subordinate spaces extend outward in multiple directions, like spokes radiating outward from the hub of a wheel. Photographs of interiors and architectural and furniture design drawings show the ingenious ways Wright maximized the feeling of open space while accommodating the needs for daily living. Marking the 150th anniversary of the American architect’s birth on June 8, 1867, this exhibition was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC, in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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


Duality of Presence

October 12, 2017 - February 16, 2018

Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts

Duality of Presence, co-curated by Kerianne Quick and Jess Tolbert, brings together 19 contemporary makers united by their concern with ‘material specificity’ in their work, specifically as a way of looking at how material itself can communicate complex and distinct narratives. In this show materials become active agents in the work, in the words of the curators becoming “conveyors of information, bearers of histories and assemblers of discourses”. Each of the 19 artists is represented by multiple pieces of jewelry reflecting this concern, which are in turn accompanied by artist made videos which can be viewed in the gallery via virtual reality platforms. The videos reflect the broad range of subjects and landscapes behind the materials and demonstrate a broad range of subjects such as the derelict brickyards of the Hudson River Valley, industrial production and labor, post-consumer waste, Florida’s material culture and more.

More Information: http://rubin.utep.edu/index.php/current1/120


Saint Patrick Cathedral and Cathedral High School: First Steps

August 20, 2017 - February 18, 2018

El Paso Museum of History

Saint Patrick Cathedral and Cathedral High School have been a central part of the lives of many El Pasoans since their founding. The El Paso Museum of History details the contribution made by these two institutions in the eighth Circle of Giants exhibit.

More Information: https://history.elpasotexas.gov/


Tom Lea Watercolors and Washes

October 6, 2017 - February 18, 2018

El Paso Museum of Art

Celebrating Tom Lea month, this exhibition features works from the EPMA permanent collection. Ranging from figure and landscape paintings to studies for murals, the works reveal the great range and diversity Lea brought to his art.

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


Mis Pensamientos: Visions on Canvas

November 4, 2017 - February 24, 2018

El Paso Museum of Archaeology

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is pleased to present its first fine arts exhibition with works by Maria Ibarra, a descendant of the Rarámuri (Tarahumara) people. These paintings represent the Rarámuri’s daily life, highlighting their unique culture and identity and their close relationship with their territory, the majestic mountains of southwest Chihuahua, Mexico.

More Information: http://archaeology.elpasotexas.gov/exhibits/changing-exhibits


Railroad Era Pottery: The Tourist Trade Comes to Isleta Pueblo

November 4, 2017 - February 24, 2018

El Paso Museum of Archaeology

The establishment of the first of the famous Harvey Houses along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad in 1876 opened the American Southwest to a level of tourism that had never been seen before in the region. Fred Harvey was an innovative restaurateur and marketer who is not only credited with creating the first restaurant chain in the United States, but was also a leader in promoting tourism in the American Southwest in the late 19th century until around 1920. He further boosted tourism for the Native American Peoples through his organization of excursions to the native villages, creating demand for pottery and other commodities. New contacts established during this period had a clear effect on indigenous material culture that would help to shape native identities through pottery into the modern period.

More Information: http://archaeology.elpasotexas.gov/exhibits/changing-exhibits


Siqueiros-Pollock Bi-National Painting Exhibition

March 1, 2018 - May 4, 2018

Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts

The Rubin Center will present winning pieces from the 2017 Siqueiros-Pollock Bi-National Painting Exhibition organized by El Centro Cívico S-Mart in Ciudad Juarez with the support of the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, The University of Texas at el Paso and Mantis Editors of Guadalajara. A call for artists residing on the US – Mexico border will be launched in summer of 2017, with two first place awards of $2,500 each awarded to one Mexican artist and one artist from the United States. Jurors for the 2017 Siqueiros-Pollock painting exhibition are Marisa Sage, Director, New Mexico State University Gallery and Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros, a renowned Mexican journalist and art critic.

More Information: http://rubin.utep.edu/index.php/future1/121


Ethics, Excess and Extinction

January 26, 2018 - May 13, 2018

El Paso Museum of Art

Featuring compelling recent work by an international array of artists, Ethics, Excess and Extinction explores the crucial theme of endangered animal species and humanity’s connections and responsibilities to these animals. Together with a dozen American and British artists specializing in diverse media such as photography, video, sculpture, and installation, the exhibition includes work from Venezuela, Switzerland, and Germany. Works range in mood from poetic and philosophical to guttural and humorous, as the artists variously examine humans’ psychological relationships with animals, the evils of poaching, consumerism and factory farming, as well as physical and spiritual loss through ecological destruction.

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


Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper from the Collection of Cheech Marin

February 16, 2018 - June 17, 2018

El Paso Museum of Art

The third traveling exhibition from major Chicano art collector Cheech Marin, Papel Chicano Dos features 65 works on paper by 24 established and evolving artists. Watercolors, pastels, aquatints, and mixed-media artworks signify the evolution of a collection as they also reimagine the ideas and struggles of the Chicano movement. Diverse, colorful, and iconic, the artworks in Papel Chicano Dos showcase practices ranging from the realism of Texas artists Gaspar Enriquez and Vincent Valdez to the expressionism of Californians Sonya Fe and Frank Romero. Prominent Chicano artists Diane Gamboa, Leo Limón, and Glugio “Gronk” Nicondra, and artists selected by Marin for the exhibition such as Carlos Almaraz and Carlos Donjuan bring a multifaceted view of the Chicano experience as well as present social issues relevant to all communities. Utilizing unique and traditional practices of portraiture, and varied viewpoints incorporating urban culture and images from a range of historical sources, these artists move Chicano art from marginalized to mainstream.

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


The Empire of Texas

March 2, 2018 - June 24, 2018

El Paso Museum of Art

Over the past year El Paso photographer Richard Baron has been roaming the big state of Texas in a project that captures its elevated highways, monumental road signs, abandoned storefronts, drive-in movie screens, and other landscape features in iconic black-and-white photographs.

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


Transborder Biennial 2018 / Bienal Transfronteriza 2018

June 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018

El Paso Museum of Art

EPMA’s biennial with the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez is unique among world biennials by highlighting the work of Mexican and American artists who live and work two hundred miles north and south of the entire US-Mexico border. In honor of this being the fifth collaborative biennial, artists will be asked to explore transborder experiences in their work.

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


Early West Texas Art 1853-1960

June 22, 2018 - October 28, 2018

El Paso Museum of Art

From the earliest depictions of Paso del Norte by Henry Cheever-Pratt and Leon Trousset, to the 20th-century landscapes of the Purple Mountain painters, the far West Texas desert landscape has been a source of inspiration. This exhibition also includes bold portraits by artists such as Jose Cisneros, Tom Lea, and Woody Crumbo. Modernist works by artists such as Hari Kidd and Mago Gándara demonstrate the ongoing exchange of ideas in this region where two nations meet. Composed primarily of work from the El Paso Museum of Art and local collections, the exhibition will also include significant loans.

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



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