EPMA is grateful for the generosity of our donors and Members! Your dedicated investment in both the present and future of the museum is truly valued. Through your contribution, you are ensuring art is accessible to everyone in our region.
Travis and Annabelle Johnson, readily embraced opportunities to support the arts in our region. Art holds great personal significance for them, and their belief in its importance for the entire community. As members and long-time supporters of the El Paso Museum of Art, they have generously sponsored EPMA exhibitions and programming for over 17 years. Caliber exhibitions, such as, Early West Texas: Waypoint and Home. and Tom Lea and World War II were both generously supported by the Johnsons. To date, Mr. Johnson continues his, and his late wife’s legacy, of readily embracing opportunities to support EPMA and its community. The museum is in deep gratitude of their generosity.
Photo courtesy of Melody Parra/El Paso Inc.
Your membership contribution generates awe-inspiring programming and unforgettable experiences at the museum, including EPMA’s Day of the Dead Celebration. Every year, over 10,000 visitors witness larger than life calavera marionettes come to life, along with colorful alebrijes at the annual Dia de los Muertos parade. The artist collective from Mexico City, Colectivo Ultima Hora, designed the monumental marionettes and the mythical alebrijes to be enjoyed at each year’s festivities.
Make EPMA your destination this Dia de los Muertos and enjoy themed programming at the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of History, and the Downtown Art and Farmers Market at Cleveland Square. View Catrinas, alebrijes, and participate in a parade full of beautiful regional traditions and colorful splendor, ending the evening with a final celebratory concert.
Catrina Marionette by Colectivo Ultima Hora
Photo by Ingrid Leyva
Photo by Ingrid Leyva
Welcome to Perspicacious: Putting Art in Perspective, an EPMA periodical created to enlighten and encourage conversations about art. There are many paths to understanding artworks; out of which there is always room for debate and discussion. The articles presented in this periodical are not meant to be better than or describe the art on view in the museum, but rather it is to put the art in an historical or social context enhancing the perspective of the viewer. As such, these essays pay careful attention to and analysis of primary sources, alongside archival research in order to provide a more in-depth discourse. Look for Perspicacious in conjunction with major exhibitions and installations.
By supporting EPMA through the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, you are helping create a more beautiful region and instilling a love of art in a new generation. Donations and Memberships fund programming, cover free admissions and more. Support the arts, today!