Like our sunsets, El Paso's vibrant arts community puts on a passionate show that wows the crowd every time.
Seen right; El Paso Museum of Art
Photo by Steve Larese
For music lovers, El Paso Symphony performs year-round, as does El Paso Wind Symphony, El Paso Opera, El Paso Chorale, and El Paso Friends of Jazz Society. All these shows keep the Abraham Chavez Theatre, Historic Plaza Theatre, and Judson F. Williams Convention Center in the spotlight.
The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso promotes contemporary art, in addition to UTEP’s Union Gallery, which exhibits student work. Its Fox Fine Arts Music Department offers frequent concerts covering a wide range ranges of music.
El Paso Museum of Art is a treasure that houses the permanent Samuel H. Kress collection of 12th to 18th century European art. Works by Giovanni di Paolo, Francisco Zubarán, and other masters grace the museum’s walls, as do works by American masters that include John Sloan, Max Weber, and Henriette Wyeth. Its Spanish Viceroyal collection celebrates Spanish masterworks created during the 17th through 19th centuries. The contemporary collection displays the best of Mexican, Texan, and Southwestern artists, including Luis Jiménez and Linda Ridgway.
Follow the links below for more information on the El Paso cultural scene.
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Whatever your artistic passion, El Paso delivers in fine fashion.