Enjoy Free Family Exhibits at El Paso Museums This Holiday Season
The El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department invites El Paso residents to visit the museums this holiday season with free and family-friendly exhibits.
The El Paso Museum of Art has several free exhibits including Hermosas Huesos, a dynamic exhibition inspired by the prints of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada. Also on display are James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash), which is accompanied by students’ art inspired by his work, and Eldridge Hardie: Art of a Life in Sport featuring more than 20 paintings depicting the outdoors sportsman lifestyle.
The El Paso Museum of History is hosting free family programs during the winter break which include:
- Saturday, December 24, 11 a.m. - History of poinsettia followed by arts and crafts workshop
- Thursday, December 29, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Explore your family tree through writing and making a time capsule
- Thursday, January 5, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Explore the beginnings of photography to cinema through crafts
- On Saturdays, the El Paso Museum of Archaeology has free guided tours from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 11 a.m. featuring free archery and Atl-Atl demonstrations.
- The trails around the museum will also be open for family hikes.
The current exhibit on display is Quanah Parker: One Man, Two Worlds, which features rarely seen photos. Quanah Parker was a Comanche/English American war leader and a dominant figure in the Red River War.
For more information, call the El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department at 915-212-0300 or visit mcad.elpasotexas.gov/museums.