Historically a point of passage, the West Texas region has fostered an 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 border region’s unique landscape and culture. With works from EPMA’s rich collection of early Texas art alongside loans from local collectors, this exhibition examines the border region as a waypoint and home. Through rarely exhibited paintings, prints, drawings, and photos, Early West Texas begins with an overarching view of the region’s landscape, continually narrowing its focus to scenes of daily life and portraits of those who, at one point or another, have called El Paso home.
Support for this exhibition is provided by Texas Commission on the Arts.What's Happening