Family and Public Programs

Workshops, Performances, and lectures

Each month, the El Paso Museum of Art offers a wide variety programs to the public. Check back often for upcoming programs.


Texas Tech Architecture Lecture Series
El Paso Energy Auditorium
Thursday, March 30, 6:00 PM
Margaret Crawford

Dr. Margaret Crawford serves as Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley.  She received her PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA, and is a leader in the field of Everyday Urbanism, a movement that advocates for putting the needs of daily life at the center of urban theory and design.  

Pro-Musica Pop-Up Concert 
Thursday, April 6, 5:00–6:00 PM

Unwind with a pop-up concert when Grammy-winning cellist Zuill Bailey joins the Jinx Trio to fill the galleries with music. Come and raise a champagne toast to Mr. Bailey and the museum’s exhibition of African-American art.
Focus Talks 
Thursday, April 6, 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM  

Join us for this series of informal gallery talks by UTEP students.  At 7:00 Karen Chavez explores Manuel Acosta’s intriguing portrait, Yolanda. At 7:30 Octavio Macias considers a pair of paintings by 18th century artist Alessandro Magnasco.
Cebrate Spring! Family Day
Saturday, April 8, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy a fun and energizing day of art-making, dance, gallery exploration and more.  Art Workshop 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM: Led by local artist Candie Printz, make a new sculpture out of old materials. Be inspired by Guillermo Gutierrez’s Krag, 2017, an assemblage of found objects. Drop in anytime.  New World Drummers 2:00 PM: This vibrant group out of Las Cruces combines the worlds of African and Caribbean dance, music, and storytelling. Celebrate the Museum’s exhibition of African-American art.
Texas Tech Architecture Film Series
Saturday, April 8, 2:00 PM
El Paso Energy Auditorium
Eye Over Prague, 52 min.  Traces the tension between tradition and innovation through the lens of the battle over Jan Kaplicky’s visionary plan for the Prague National Library.
Focus Talks
Thursday, April 13, 7:00 PM

Join us for this series of informal gallery talks by UTEP students. In the last Focus Talk of the season Nicholas Dahle discusses the Museum’s Botticelli and Workshop painting of the Madonna and Child.

Tuesday, April 18, 10:00 AM

Impressions, an early stage social engagement program in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, offers an opportunity to engage with art and with others. Participants view and discuss select works of art in a facilitated conversation, along with time for socializing and refreshments. Pre-registration is required.  For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.

Reading the Easel Book Club
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 4:00 PM

EPMA’s book club will be discussing Leonora, by Elena Poniatowska, a novel inspired by the life of surrealist artist Leonora Carrington.

The El Paso Museum of Art Museum School and Educational Programs are generously supported by 

The Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation, Teresa E. Bustamante and Jorge A. Vergen, Wilma D. Moleen Foundation, Moor Foundation, Richard Moore, Kirk and Judy Robison, Shiloff Family Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, United Bank of El Paso del Norte, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, The El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and The City of El Paso.

for more information

Call (915) 212-0300