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Galleries at the Memorial
Photography by Chamizal National Memorial
800 South San Marcial Street
El Paso, TX
(915) 532-7273

Commemorating the peaceful setting of the Chamizal border dispute between the US and Mexico, the Chamizal National Memorial is committed to celebrating the history and culture of the borderline region where it is located. Three galleries showcasing the work of local painters and sculptors make up the complex: the Los Paisanos, the Abrazos, and the Borderland gallery. By hosting exhibitions such as River People, featuring local artists like Nestor Valencia and Julio Sanchez de Alba, the gallery͛s aim is to shed light on the rich and diverse heritage that characterises this frontier area. Also on display in the bookshop is a collection of colourful alebrijes, curious animal-like creatures dreamed up by Mexican artist Pedro Linares which later became popular folk art objects in the Oaxaca region.