The Lowdown on New Lowrider Exhibition at El Paso Museum of History
The lowrider. It drives a little slower. Is a real goer. It don't use no gas, and it don't drive too fast. To further paraphrase the classic song by the group War, take a little trip to the El Paso Museum of History and see.
“Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border” is one of four new exhibitions the recently-reopened El Paso Museum of History is currently showcasing.
If you've spent any amount of time along the border you've no doubt seen a "low-low" or two cruising the streets or parks of “Chuco Town” in their preferred leisurely manner, or marveled at the sight of a parked lowrider “hopping” off the ground or in motion elevated mid-air on three wheels.
Take a Sunday drive around Lincoln Park, the grassy area under the Spaghetti Bowl that you've no doubt passed countless times on your way to and from downtown with all those colorful murals painted on the freeway columns, and it’s a sure bet you’ll lay eyes on a few classic rides lowered to the ground.
Originally set to open in April 2020 before COVID-19 forced its postponement, “Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border” puts the lifestyle a segment of our community passionately lives on display.
From a Zoot Suit to lowrider bikes to images of the revamped, lovingly restored ranflas that have been tricked out so sweet they draw more ooohs, aaaahs than a Fourth of July fireworks show, “Lowrider Culture on the Border" is the one to meet, yeah.
What to Know Before You Go
“Low & Slow: Lowrider Culture on the Border” will be on display until mid-summer.
"Resilience: Remembering August 3rd," "Neighborhoods & Shared Memories: Sunset Heights," and "Etchings by Steve Edwards" are the other new exhibitions currently showing at the El Paso Museum of History.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday – Saturday. Visitors will be required to wear a face covering and maintain 6 ft. of social distancing while in the museum.