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PUBLIC EVENTS

August 2 - 5, 2016
2016 EPMA Summer Youth Camps.  Be inspired and creative at The El Paso Museum of Art!  Once again, the EPMA Museum School welcomes young artists, ages 6-12 to participate in the 2016 Summer Art Camps.  For more information please contact David Hernandez, Museum School Coordinator at (915) 212-3062.

August 6, 2016
1:00 p.m.
- Plaza Classic Film Festival – The Mystery of Picasso: French director Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1956 documentary unlocks Picasso’s creative process by mounting transparent canvases on a camera and letting Picasso go to work. In French, with English subtitles.  El Paso Energy Auditorium.  Free.

August 6, 2016
3:00 p.m.
- Plaza Classic Film Festival – Surviving Picasso: Anthony Hopkins plays the legendary artist in this 1996 feature film from Merchant Ivory that chronicles the influence his love life had on his work.  El Paso Energy Auditorium.  Free.  

August 7, 2016
2:00 p.m.
- Plaza Classic Film Festival – Orpheus: French auteur and Picasso contemporary Jean Cocteau wrote and directed this surrealistic take from 1950 on the Greek myth of Orpheus, part of his Orphic Trilogy. In French, with English subtitles.  El Paso Energy Auditorium.  Free.

August 13, 2016
11:00 a.m.
- The Art of Storytelling.  Stories are how people understand one another and the world around them. Join an interactive exploration of the art of storytelling for youth and their families. Discover the connections between multiple forms of storytelling- from oral stories to graphic novels and even movies.   The workshop is free and open to the public.

August 13, 2016
1:00 p.m.
- Plaza Classic Film Festival - Midnight in Paris: Woody Allen’s 2011 romantic comedy features Owen Wilson as a writer who time-travels to ‘20s Paris and meets many of his idols, including Picasso and Spanish surrealist filmmaker Luis Bunuel, to whom he suggests a story for a movie (see below).  El Paso Energy Auditorium.  Free.

August 13, 2016 
1:00 p.m.
- Spark Saturday.  Creative sparks will fly throughout the museum on Spark Saturday! The second Saturday of every month participants, of all ages and abilities, ignite their creativity by joining programs which are free and open to the public.

August 13, 2016
3:00 p.m.
- Plaza Classic Film Festival - The Exterminating Angel: That movie (see above), filmed in Mexico, is a dream-like drama about a group of elites psychologically trapped at a dinner party. In Spanish, with English subtitles.  El Paso Energy Auditorium.  Free.

August 14, 2016
2:00 p.m.
- Plaza Classic Film Festival - Eraserhead: For a modern version of cinematic surrealism, look no further than David Lynch’s just plain weird black-and-white horror story from 1977, a cult classic.  El Paso Energy Auditorium.  Free.

August 16, 2016
10:00 a.m.
- Impressions is an early stage social engagement program in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, offering an opportunity to visually engage with art. During the session, participants view and discuss select works of art in a group conversation facilitated by docents and museum staff. Group size is limited to 14 people. Care partners remain with their loved ones at all times. Pre-screening is required. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.

August 19, 2016
6:30 p.m.
- Pro-Musica takes us back to Picasso’s Spain with a program featuring the music of Manuel de Falla, who composed during the challenging period of Francisco Franco’s rule.  The program will also include the music of Igor Stravinsky, with whom Picasso shared a friendship and creative exchange.  This program is free and open to the public, but space in the El Paso Energy Auditorium is limited to 220 people.

August 20, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Back-to-School Family Day.  Enjoy the last weekend of summer vacation with a celebration of the Mexican folk-art tradition featuring the Museum’s retablos collection.  Visitors can explore the art of contemporary Santero painters as they demonstrate their craft, listen to Mariachi music, and be the first to play the new EPMA Retablo Loteria Game!  Refreshments will also be provided.  The program is free and open to the public.

August 25, 2016
6:00 p.m.
- Lecture: Xabier Irujo.  Discover the events of the Spanish Civil War that led Picasso to create his iconic anti-war mural Guernica, and influenced the creation of his Peace Conference promotional posters on exhibit in Posting Picasso. Professor Irujo’s volume is an extensive exploration and analysis of events leading up to and after the bombing of the historic Basque town of Guernica.  The lecture is free and open to the public; however space in the El Paso Energy Auditorium is limited to 220 people.  A book signing will follow the lecture in the EPMA store.

August 27, 2016
2:00 p.m.
- Public Open House Reception.  Please join us for a public open house with Ray Parish and Becky Hendrick on Saturday, August 27th at 2:00 PM in the Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery.  Passed hors d’oeuvres - Cash Bar.  RSVP with Barbara Read by August 23rd at (915) 212-3068 or by email at ReadBG@elpasotexas.gov.

August 27, 2016
3:00 p.m.
- Interactive Gallery Tour of Humpbacks and Warheads.  Join Ray Parish and Becky Hendrick as they explore the installation of Humpbacks and Warheads.  An intimate re-discovery of a body of work produced over decades.  The couple will be reunited with works drawn from multiple collections.  Details of Ray’s creative process will be revealed as they share their memories and current thoughts on the art work.

September 18, 2016
12:00 p.m.
- Wayne Hilton's Hermosos Huesos opens to the public in the Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery.  Free.

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