Causes: Arts and Culture, Children and Youth, Education
Community. Culture. Connection. Communication. Creativity.
HELP the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation continue to offer engaging exhibitions and programs that create wonder and a sense of discovery for visitors of all ages and backgrounds.
EPMAF SUPPORTs the work of the El Paso Museum of Art, in providing the Borderplex with access to the very best art, of international interest. EPMA presents approximately a dozen exhibitions a year, with a wide scope of programming initiatives and Art School offerings. Stalwart support of patrons, community members, and visitors, has positioned EPMA as a thriving cultural and educational resource for the Borderplex region and beyond.
Sustain THE INSPIRATION and help support the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation in presenting free cultural art experiences in El Paso for generations to come. Your valuable gift makes a difference to all who visit the Museum.
The mission of the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit works of art that support and illuminate the Museum’s permanent collection of American, European, and Mexican art. The Museum celebrates the region’s diverse cultures through exhibitions, acquisitions, and educational programs and is dedicated to scholarship while providing a stimulating and inspiring environment for all audiences.
Founded in 1959, the El Paso Museum of Art was born from a need to house a significant donation of European Baroque and Renaissance works to the City of El Paso by the Samuel Kress Foundation. Over time, this seed collection grew to include over 7,000 works. In 1998, EPMA moved to its current location at the heart of El Paso’s Downtown Arts District, less than a mile from the bridge to Juárez. EPMA strives to ensure that it provides the El Paso/Juárez “Borderplex” with access to the very best, of international interest. EPMA presents a dozen exhibitions a year, with a wide scope of programming initiatives and Art School offerings. Most recently, EPMA directly enhanced the quality of its collections, featuring galleries devoted to Latin American Art, Early Texas Art, Contemporary Art, American Art, Works on Paper, and Latin American Retablos.
Unique Audience, Diverse Community
EPMA is the only American Alliance of Museums-accredited art museum within a 200-mile radius, one of the only accredited museums in all of West Texas, and serves as a major cultural and educational resource for West Texas, New Mexico, and Northern Mexico with nearly 115,000 visitors each year.