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 Film Series - Lost Paradise: The Gardens of Roberto Burle Max, 50 minutes
Saturday, February 18, 2:00 p.m. - FREE
Roberto Burle Marx, was born in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 1909 and was considered a pioneer in landscape architecture. He helped spearhead the conservation of Brazil’s native plants and provided recreational areas in heavily populated areas, deliberately moving away from the idea of French architectural landscapes.
Tuesday, February 21, 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.
Reading the Easel Book Club
Thursday, February 23, 4:00 p.m.
Robert Hilary Hoy III Memorial Conference Room,
Members – FREE, Non-Members - $10
If you love reading and art, you’ll want to be part of an always lively conversation about books about the world of art. This month’s selection poses a fascinating connection between artistic creativity and evolutionary science. In The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution, philosopher Denis Dutton argues that the desire for and response to art is innate, and shares universal traits tied to evolutionary development. Light refreshments will be served. This program is free to Members and $10 for Non-Members. For more information or to register please call Elisabeth Sommer, Museum Education Curator at (915) 212-3056.
Texas Tech Architecture Lecture Series – Rafael Beneytez Duran, Z4Z4
Thursday, February 23, 6:00 p.m. FREE
Rafael is an Architect who graduated from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid. He worked for the architect Rafael Moneo as Project Architect from 1999 to 2007, and he has been managing the Architecture Office and Narrative Agency z4z4 in Madrid since 2006. He is currently an Associate Professor at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, and he recently completed his PhD in Madrid. His theoretical and built work has been widely published and he has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions such as La Biennale di Venezia 2014 in the Spanish Pavilion with Iñaki Ábalos.
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