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PUBLIC EVENTS

September 6, 2015
12:00 p.m.
- Hal Marcus/Lyric Modern opens to the public in the Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery.  Free.

September 6, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Hal Marcus/Lyric Modern open house and exhibition opening. Admission is Free!  Visit the Museum Store for a selection of Hal Marcus themed merchandise.

September 9 and September 12, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
- Afternoon Art Break.  The El Paso Museum of Art is launching a new type of tour.  Join us either Wednesday or Saturday for a tour of AMPlified ABStraction given by Senior Curator Dr. Patrick Shaw Cable.  Tour check-in begins at 1:45 p.m. in the Patricia and Jonathan Rogers Grand Lobby.  This program is free and open to the public.

September 10, 2015
5:30 p.m.
- Artists on Art with Ivan Tarin.  Free.  Isha Rogers Sculpture Gallery.

September 12, 2015
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.

September 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. - Impressions. Impressions is an early stage social engagement program in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, offering an opportunity to engage visually 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.

September 17, 2015 
12:00 p.m. - Art and Music, Concert and Commentary.  Take a lunch break and explore the connections between art and music.  The El Paso Symphony Orchestra’s String Quartet performs music of the early 20th century in connection with the art of Robert Delaunay and Albert Gleizes.  The Symphony’s Artistic Director Bohuslav Rattay and EPMA Education Curator Dr. Elisabeth Sommer will provide insight on how innovations in art and music related during this period of change.  The program is free and open to the public.  Box lunch provided for a charge.  To reserve a lunch contact the El Paso Symphony Orchestra at 915-532-3776.  This program is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

September 17, 2015
4:00 p.m.
- Reading the Easel Book Club.  Join in a lively conversation about books on art and artists.  September’s discussion will focus on artist Marc Chagall’s autobiography Chagall: My Life, written at age 35, while he was living in his Russian homeland.  Get a true insider’s view of the painter and his society.  Free to EPMA Members, $10 for Non-Members. Call (915) 212-3069 for information and to register.

September 18 & 19, 2015 
6:00 p.m. - Art Inspired Pre-Concert Talks With The El Paso Symphony.  Please join us for free Art Inspired pre-concert talks with the El Paso Symphony with EPMA Senior Curator Patrick Shaw Cable, Ph.D., and EPSO Music Director Bohuslav Rattay and Resident Conductor Andy Moran.  The Symphony is offering a 10% discount on tickets for the evening performances at the Plaza for EPMA Members.  To purchase tickets please call (915) 532-3776. This program is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

September 19, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
-  Festival Art Makers.  Join us in celebrating art and artists in El Paso. Check out our Festival of Makers.  Witness and interact with passionate local artists as they demonstrate the art form of their choice. The festival is a time and place for the whole family to explore new interests and art making techniques. Come curious, ask questions and consider what classes are just right for you and yours.  Be part of redesigning our roster of class offerings; tell us what you would like to make. Festival participants will help us revitalize the Museum School.   Artist demonstrations will include painting, ceramics, encaustics, weaving, and many more. Bring your whole family.  The Museum School offers classes for all ages and abilities. What do you want to make? This program is free and open to the public.

September 20, 2015
2:00 p.m.
- Becky Duval Reese Gallery Tour and Talk.  Join Becky Duval Reese, former (1991-2005) Director of EPMA, as she shares her perspective on the art and artists featured in AMPlified ABStraction. Many of the regional works on display were added to the collection during her tenure at the museum. Hear first-hand what initially drew her to the work, how the artists have evolved over time, the character of the works and how it manifests in small and great details; as well as how the work is related and yet uniquely distinct.  This program is free and open to the public.

September 24, 2015 
5:30 p.m. - Public reception for Hal Marcus/Lyric Modern. Come meet the artist in person!  Free. Dede Rogers Special Events Gallery. This reception was generously sponsored by Morgan Stanley and Teresa E. Bustamante & Jorge Vergen-Rich.

September 26-November 15, 2015
Adult Classes.
  Ages 15 and up.  Watercolor Painting, Acrylic Painting, Advanced Ceramics, Introduction to Loom Weaving, and Wheel-Throwing.  Pre-registration is required. Please call (915) 212-0300 for information and to register.

October 2, 2015
9:00 a.m. - Marc Chagall: The Green Violinist - Modern Masters Series: Highlights from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York opens to the public. Free. Peter and Margaret de Wetter Gallery. 

October 15, 2015
4:00 p.m. - Reading the Easel Book Club.  Explore the world of art without having to renew your passport! Free to EPMA Members, $10 for non-members. Call (915) 212-3069.

October 20, 2015
10:00 a.m. - Impressions. Impressions is an early stage social engagement program in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, offering an opportunity to engage visually 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 29, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Members’ Open House. Come and meet EPMA Staff and have a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum.

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