Museum Exhibits

Vedem: The Underground Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto

March 2, 2017 - May 31, 2017

El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center

Vedem is a multi-media traveling exhibit that deconstructs and reinterprets the literary work of a secret society of Jewish teenage boys, who created the longest-running underground magazine in a Nazi camp. Vedem was their voice, their defiance, their connection to life before. One of the contributors to Vedem said, “They have one aim in mind: to destroy us, not only physically but morally and mentally as well. Will they succeed? Never!” Using pop-art graphics, drawings and paintings, poetry and prose of teenage prisoners in Terezin, the exhibit breaks down the original pages of Vedem then reconstructs them in the form of a contemporary magazine. This interactive and artistically crafted exhibit tells a powerful story that still resounds with meaning and impact today.

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“Time Exposures: Picturing a History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century”

January 28, 2017 - June 3, 2017

Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

Using many historic photographs and a variety of media, the story unfolds in three parts: First, the Pueblo people describe the year’s cycle as it was in the mid-19th century; Second, the exhibit explores the arrival of Americans and how this disrupted their way of life; and, finally, the exhibit examines the historic photographs as products of Anglo culture.

Among the photographs in the exhibition are the works of many prominent western photographers and artists including Edward Curtis, A.C. Vroman, A.Z. Shindler, Karl Moon, John Hillers, Charles Lummis, Carlos Vierra, Summer Matteson, Albert Sweeney, Josef Imhof, and Ben Wittick.

A portion of the exhibit will be dedicated to the Tigua Tribe from the Ysleta Pueblo del Sur. The Tiguas are direct descendants of the Isleta Pueblo and settled in this area after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680

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Process and Poetry: The Graphics of Kim and Therese Bauer

January 21, 2017 - June 4, 2017

El Paso Museum of Art

Continuing the Museum’s commitment to showcase the careers of local artists who have made an impact, this exhibition pairs the husband-and-wife team Kim and Therese (Terri) Bauer, both of whom have devoted their professions to the graphic arts—Kim to printmaking and Terri to drawing. Within their different technical realms, the pair share a love of craft and an interest in embracing diverse materials and methods. Both their bodies of work possess an evocative bridge between representation and abstraction, as well as the treatment of ordinary architecture, objects, or figures in a manner that transforms these elements into suggestive glyphs or symbols on the paper support. Kim and Terri Bauer have also mentored numerous students over many years in the Department of Art at the University of Texas at El Paso, where Kim is an Associate Professor and Terri an Advisor and Drawing Lecturer. Before this they both received their BFA degrees from Michigan State University and their MFA degrees from Eastern Michigan University. While Kim and Terri have each exhibited through the years in various group shows at the El Paso Museum of Art, this is the first EPMA exhibition dedicated solely to their work, with a focus on recent production.

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Photowalk El Paso 2016

February 23, 2017 - August 31, 2017

Chamizal National Memorial Park

This exhibit shares the results of over 170 local photographers from around the area who participated in the 9th annual “Worldwide Photowalk Global Edition” event that took place in El Paso last year. The exhibit and reception are is being co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso and Centro Cultural Mexicano Paso del Norte. The

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