Please join us for a worldwide celebration of museums! The El Paso Museum of Art invites you to enter the world of museums and discover all they have to offer. Activities for the day will give you an inside look at what goes on behind the walls and let you be a part of it.
Respond to the artwork and share your experience in a temporary gallery display.
International Museum Day was started in 1977 and is dedicated to raising awareness of the important role museums can play in society. This year’s theme stresses the positive results achieved when the preservation of cultural heritage unites with the creative energy of new approaches and new audiences.
Schedule of Activities
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Art Conversations in the Galleries (upstairs)
Join our docents in the galleries for informal discussions about art.
Art/Writing Activity (Gateway Gallery)
Become part of the museum for a day! Use words or pictures to describe what your thoughts about the EPMA and then share them with your fellow visitors.
Choose an Exhibit Wall Color (Tom Lea Gallery)
Help design part of the Discovering the American Modern exhibit opening fall 2013. Vote for which color you think would be best.
1:30-2:00 PM and 3:00-3:30 PM
See How Exhibits are Designed (Tom Lea Gallery)
Get some insight into the process of exhibit design. Our Chief Curator will show you how he and the designer use the “white model” to preview the layout.
1:30-2:00 PM and 3:30-4:00 PM
Storytime with Kay (Ginger Francis Seminar Room)
Join our librarian as she reads a story and leads children in a craft activity.
2:00-2:30 PM and 3:30-4:00 PM
Meet Museum Staff (Orientation Area—below the stairs)
Ever wondered who takes care of all the stuff or who creates and sends out all that information on events and exhibits? Various staff members will give a brief talk on what they do and answer any questions you may have.
Play Animal Cracker Charades (Seminar Room)
The pre-K crowd (and their adults) can learn about farm animals by looking at how artists have painted them and playing a fun game.
We will also have a membership table near the entrance, and an information table in the usual space between the stairs and Gateway.
The El Paso Museum of Art Museum School and Educational Programs are generously supported by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation, Wilma D. Moleen Foundation, Moor Foundation,Boeing, Shiloff Family Foundation, Kirk and Judy Robison, Teresa E. Bustamante and Jorge A. Vergen, Texas Commission on the Arts, Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, and the City of El Paso.