Discover Tradiciones!, a (virtual) Art Getaway hosted by the El Paso Museum of Art!

Experience and interact with this virtual EPMA Art Getaway featuring a collection of videos highlighting paintings in the EPMA Kress Collection, art workshops, a mural tour and downloadable family-friendly activities. July 17-24.

Virtual Kress Collection Tour

Explore the Kress Collection at your own pace and take in some of the signature works of art found within one of the largest collections of European Art in the Southwest!

Clicking on an image below will take you to the European collections page, then scroll down to Kress Gallery Tour.

Kress Map
Virtual Mural Tour

Journey through a map of El Paso Murals and hear each of their stories as told by local muralist, Cimi Alvarado. Many of the murals on this journey are his own or were created by him in collaboration with other local muralists. Each one offering its own enlightenment to border culture.

Click on a mural image below to see and hear about the mural. You can also download the mural map in PDF format.

Clicking on an image below will open the mural image and audio.

Virtual Classes
Family Oriented Clay Workshop

This family oriented clay workshop, conducted by teaching artist Phillip Romero, is designed for families to learn about sculpting clay, have fun and get their hands muddy, while creating a keepsake. Clay is one of the earth's more abundant materials and it's a brilliant and fun way to get back to basics, while also being creative and making things in 3D form.

Retablos Master Class

Learn how to create a Retablo, or small devotional image on metal, with Teaching Artist Ivan Calderon. You will also learn about EPMA’s Retablo collection, and take a close look at the symbolism behind two retablos: N.S. de la Cueva Santa and St. Hedwig of Poland. This class is designed for ages 13 and up, no prior experience necessary.

Downloadable Activities:
Coloring Pages and Family Guide

Explore EPMA’s permanent collection with free downloadable coloring pages and art activities designed for all family members. Dive into the world of traditional art, use your creativity to turn the black and white pages into colorful art pieces. These activities will allow families to enjoy a museum experience from home.

Coloring Pages

Traditional Otomi Art

Cultural Guide

See what the El Paso Cultural Arts District has to offer with this guide to venues and amenities.

Visit Cultural Guide

Support For Art Getaways Is Provided By:

Texas Commission on the Arts
Texas Commission on the Arts - State Cultural District
El Paso Museum of Art Foundation
El Paso Downtown Arts District

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