Events

Museum Exhibits

Cholo at the Border: Works of Paola Rascón

July 6, 2018 - October 21, 2018

El Paso Museum of Art

The cholo identity is moved from the margins and explored in a recent series of monumental portrait paintings by Chihuahua City artist Paola Rascón, including the 2014 painting Ferni purchased by EPMA in 2015. Working with oil and other media, Rascón ironically utilizes the dramatic lighting and gesture of the Baroque portrait style, originally used to memorialize wealthy Europeans, and adds stenciled figures and symbols around each principal subject to represent the clash of cultures.

More Information: https://epma.art/art/exhibitions/cholo-at-the-border


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


Old El Paso: Mid-Century Views of West Texas

June 29, 2018 - October 28, 2018

El Paso Museum of Art

Historically a point of passage, the West Texas region has fostered a unique artistic community composed of artists both passing through and making the El Paso region their permanent home. Painters, printmakers, and draftsmen alike devoted themselves to capturing the unique West Texas mountainous desert landscape, a border region inhabited by a multicultural community. With works from EPMA’s significant collection of West Texas art, this exhibition examines the region’s landscape and culture by its most prominent mid-twentieth-century artists, including Manuel Acosta, Fremont Ellis, Ada Miller, Jose Cisneros, Audley Dean Nicols, and Vera Wise.

More Information: https://epma.art/art/exhibitions/early-west-texas-art-1853-1960


After Posada: Revolution

October 5, 2018 - January 20, 2019

El Paso Museum of Art

Printmaker José Guadalupe Posada (b. 1852, Auguascalientes, Mexico) fought social and political injustice, producing thousands of satirical news illustrations hawked for centavos on Mexico City’s streets. Featuring approximately one-hundred prints from a private collection never before presented publicly, this exhibition highlights Posada’s best-known images of calavaeras, as well as his fiercest works depicting the Mexican Revolution, including the exploits of leader Emiliano Zapata. Exhibited alongside Posada’s works are Augustin Victor Casasola’s photographs of the Revolution and prints from the period by artists such as Manuel Alfonso Manilla, José Clemente Orozco, and Diego Rivera. It also includes related works by more contemporary artists, such as Margarita Cabrera, Luis Jiménez, and Vincent Valdez. Seen through the lens of Posada’s practice, the works in the exhibition—some drawn from EPMA’s permanent collection and others presented in the Southwest for the first time—expand what it means to address injustice through art and across time.

More Information: https://epma.art/art/exhibitions/jose-guadalupe-posada-and-the-mexican-revolution


Julie Speed: East of the Sun and West of the Moon

November 9, 2018 - March 10, 2019

El Paso Museum of Art

Julie Speed has been working as an artist in Texas since 1978, and residing in Marfa since 2006. Her evocative work possesses affinity with the figurative Surrealism of René Magritte, yet suggests scenarios that are simultaneously more personal and more open-ended. This exhibition will explore Speed’s production from the last five years, exploring themes such as her mining of Western and Eastern sources to create her own meanings and her melding of collage and painting.

More Information: https://epma.art/art/exhibitions/julie-speed-east-of-the-sun-and-west-of-the-moon-12993cf9-c1dd-44da-adc2-64fbcedfc9f4


Antonio Castro

March 15, 2019 - July 6, 2019

El Paso Museum of Art

Born in 1941 in Zacatecas, painter Antonio Castro has lived and worked for most his life in the El Paso/Juárez borderland. Combining previous work with newer creations, this exhibition explores Castro’s figurative art, characterized by religious and mythological imagery combined with autobiographical elements and personal symbols.

More Information: https://epma.art/art/exhibitions/antonio-castro


Mexican and American Photography from the Bank of America Collection

May 24, 2019 - September 8, 2019

El Paso Museum of Art

EPMA will present exhibitions of Mexican and American photography from the Bank of America Collection. Two of the shows feature iconic works by pioneering American modernist photographers such as Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and Edward Weston, and their contemporaries and followers in Mexico such as Manuel Álvarez Bravo and Graciela Iturbide. A third, complementary exhibition introduces compelling work by leading contemporary Mexican photographers including Karina Juárez and Roberto Tondopó.

More Information: https://epma.art/art/exhibitions/mexican-and-american-photography-from-the-bank-of-america-collection



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