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Downtown museum crawl

Downtown Museum Crawl

El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center
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El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center
715 N. Oregon
915-351-0048 

The El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center was established to educate the public about the Nazi Holocaust, and to honor those who perished and those who survived. The museum houses exhibits that trace the rise of the Third Reich, the mass deportations of millions of German and European citizens to ghettos and concentration camps, their valiant resistance efforts, and the liberation of the camps by Allied Forces in the closing days of World War II. Admission is free.

El Paso Museum of Art
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El Paso Museum of Art
1 Arts Festival Plaza
915-212-0300 

The El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) houses a permanent collection of over 7,000 works of art from the Byzantine era to the present. Among the collection’s strengths in American, Mexican, and European art are Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces from the likes of Botticelli, Canaletto, and Van Dyck, as well as 20th century works by notable natives like Tom Lea. In addition, the museum hosts a robust schedule of temporary exhibitions. The museum school also offers diverse classes, hands-on workshops, and popular camps for adults and children alike.

El Paso Museum of History
El Paso Museum of History
510 N. Santa Fe Street
915-212-0320 

The El Paso Museum of History is host to more than 16,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space featuring five galleries representing 400 years of U.S./Mexico border history. Two first floor galleries have featured traveling exhibitions highlighting the brilliant mind of Leonardo da Vinci as well as early Spanish exploration prior to the arrival of the Mayflower; borderland racing history, the history of medicine and much more. Second floor galleries include the Wall of Giants; an exhibition space dedicated to individuals and businesses that have impacted life in El Paso. The Changing Pass gallery explores centuries of cultural history. Las Villitas: Neighborhoods & Shared Memories, the museum’s newest permanent gallery, features artifacts from El Paso’s earliest neighborhoods.

El Paso Museum of History 3-D Digital Wall
El Paso Museum of History 3-D Digital Wall
501 N. Santa Fe St.
915-212-0320 

Located at the entrance of the El Paso Museum of History, the 3-D Digital Wall is a vast collection of images and videos exploring El Paso’s past and present. It examines its people and its many cultures on giant 3-D touch-sensitive TV screens. Admission is free.


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