September 29, 2016
9:00 a.m. - James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) opens to the public in the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery. Free.
October 6, 2016
6:00 p.m. - Texas Tech Architecture Lecture Series with Marc Fornes. A long-standing collaboration between the El Paso Museum of Art and the College of Architecture, Texas Tech University El Paso launches the Fall 2016 Lecture Series with two distinctive lectures in October. Free.
October 8, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 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. Free.
October 13, 2016
7:00 p.m. - UTEP Focus Talks. EPMA presents a special Focus Talk in honor of Tom Lea Month. UTEP student and artist Paula Martinez will engage participants in an exploration of Lea’s first portrait of his wife Sara, painted a year after their marriage. Free.
October 13, 2016 through November 19, 2016
Explore your creativity at The El Paso Museum of Art! Join us this fall for a variety of art making experiences inspired by the El Paso Museum of Art’s collections. Classes will be offered for 6 weeks, Thursdays and Saturdays, October 13 through November 19. Registration for 2016 EPMA Fall Classes is available online. For more information or to register please call David Hernandez, Museum School Coordinator at (915) 212-3062.
October 15, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Chalk the Block. Chalk the Museum Inside and Out. Inside the C2 gallery, join teaching artist Aaron Torres in creating a large scale colorful gesture at James Drake’s use of Drawing and Space. Outside, near the entrance, select a space on the grid to make your mark or join teaching artist Phillip Ladd in the creation of a community mural on the blue wall facing the Plaza. Free.
October 18, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.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.
October 20, 2016
4:00 p.m. - Reading the Easel Book Club. Gather with other readers and art lovers for a lively conversation on books about the world of art. This month attendees will be caught up in the colorful world and life of the great artist Raphael. Art Historian and restoration expert Antonio Forcellino’s Raphael: A Passionate Life places the painter within the world of Rome in the High Renaissance. Light refreshments will be served. Members - free. Non-Members - $10. For more information or to register please call Elisabeth Sommer, Museum Education Curator at (915) 212-3056.
October 20, 2016
6:00 p.m. - Texas Tech Architecture Lecture Series with Ronald Rael. A long-standing collaboration between the El Paso Museum of Art and the College of Architecture, Texas Tech University El Paso launches the Fall 2016 Lecture Series with two distinctive lectures in October. Free.
October 23, 2016
12:00 p.m. - Eldridge Hardie: Art of a Life in Sport opens to the public in the Peter and Margaret de Wetter Gallery. Free.
October 27, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - EPMA Young Associates. The new EPMA Young Associates (EPMAYA) group will join in the Contemporary 2 Gallery of the Museum for a fast and fun evening of “Speed Dating,” designed to introduce members and their backgrounds. The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, Thursday, October 27 in the cool and spacious EPMA C2 Gallery near the Museum Store. For those who are not yet EPMAYA members, annual memberships ($60) can be purchased at the Store the evening of. For more information or to purchase tickets please call Barbara Read, Museum Development Assistant, at (915) 212-3068.
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