Events

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.

More Information: http://www.elpasoholocaustmuseum.org


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

More Information: http://admin.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=59900


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.

More Information: http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/exhibitions/upcoming


Cartography Mapping Contemporary Art at the Border

February 16, 2017 - June 16, 2017

Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Centr for the Visual Arts

This didactic exhibition takes a look at the landscape of institutions and independent projects that shape contemporary art practices in El Paso, Juarez and Las Cruces. Beginning with a literal map of the region, in which visitors are invited to add their own points of interest, the exhibition additionally highlights the work of a select group of independent projects in the three cities that share the elements of supporting the production of new work, opening up the contemporary conversation, and creating new audiences for contemporary art.

More Information: http://rubin.utep.edu/index.php/current1/114


Desconocida Unknown Ukjent

February 16, 2017 - June 16, 2017

Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts

Desconocida Unknown Ukjent is an international art project by Norwegian artist Lise Bjørne Linnert that utilizes a mass collaboration, the stitching of nametags to protest the murder of women in Ciudad Juaréz, Mexico and in remembrance of similar crimes worldwide. Each participant in Desconocida Unknown Ukjent, embroiders two name tags; one carries the name of a murdered woman in Ciudad Juarez, the other the word Unknown in the participants own language and alphabet, memorizing victims of similar crimes globally.

More Information: http://rubin.utep.edu/index.php/current1/113


OKU | READ

May 1, 2017 - June 25, 2017

El Paso Museum of Art

OKU | READ is an exhibition from the El Paso Museum of Art’s collaborative project with the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez, The Border Biennial. Turkish-American artist Beliz Iristay received the award of a solo exhibition from among the forty-four American and Mexican artists whose works were featured in the Biennial 2015 Ciudad Juárez-El Paso. In the Biennial exhibition, Iristay showed Veladora, a nine-foot sculptural installation fabricated from hundreds of pop-culture veladoras, porcelain lips, and the ghostly image of an anonymous female, which memorialized lost and murdered women in Juárez. Her 2017 solo exhibition, OKU | READ, which will feature transformed examples of the rahle, an Islamic bookrest traditionally used to display the Quran, continues Iristay’s cross-cultural melding of historical and contemporary themes, traditions, and materials.

More Information: http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/exhibitions/current


The Archangels Michael and Raphael

May 1, 2017 - July 9, 2017

El Paso Museum of Art

This particular exhibition focuses on the archangels with the highest popularity in 19th-century Mexican retablo art, Michael and Raphael. Their popularity rose from the merging of Pre-Columbian messenger deities with Catholic figures to ease the shift to a new religion. Saint Michael is considered to be the prince and captain general of Heaven’s angels. According to Christian teaching he was the one to combat Satan, the one to call men into their heavenly judgment and to lead the faithful to heaven after their death, and the champion of all Christians and the Church. Saint Michael’s depiction in retablos was inspired by the description of him leading his angels into battle against a dragon found in the Book of Revelation (12:7–9). He is portrayed as a young and beautiful winged entity often wearing armor consisting of mail and a helmet. He is shown either holding scales or a flaming sword, or sometimes both, while he subdues a demon under his feet. On the other hand Saint Raphael is depicted as a pilgrim or a guardian angel to allude to his description throughout the Book of Tobit. He appears holding a traveler’s staff, a gourd, and the fish that was used to heal Tobias’s father’s blindness, and sometimes he is shown wearing armor. He is depicted as a beautiful young man wearing a diadem with a cross in the middle and a red feather, but can sometimes have a boyish appearance. The exhibition does include a retablo that shows St. Raphael with Tobias (2007.6.2), a very rare occurrence in the depiction of the archangel.

More Information: http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/exhibitions/current


2017 Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition

May 5, 2017 - July 28, 2017

Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts

The Rubin Center is proud to present the Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition, showcasing works of art and design created by undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Art during the 2015 – 2016 academic year. All media taught in the department is represented, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, metals and graphic design.

More Information: http://rubin.utep.edu


The Red That Colored the World

May 16, 2017 - August 20, 2017

El Paso Museum of Art

The Red That Colored the World explores the use of cochineal throughout history from Mexico and South America, to Europe, the U.S. and beyond. Through textiles, sculpture, paintings, decorative arts, clothing and other objects, the exhibition examines cochineal’s origin and export to Europe where artists relied on the deep, rich red derived from the bug. Worldwide, the color impacted trade in Asia and was revered by artists of the Spanish Colonial Empire and American Southwest ultimately creating weavings, blankets, and even contemporary fashions.

More Information: http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/exhibitions/current


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

More Information: http://www.nps.com


Suzi Davidoff: Simplified World

August 10, 2017 - December 15, 2017

Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts

Suzi Davidoff has been intricately engaged in the West Texas landscape she calls home, creating drawings paintings and prints that reflect both soil and sky and often incorporating found materials including cochineal, clay, natural charcoal and lichen. Mapping has long been central to her understanding of nature. In this exhibition featuring new work, Davidoff presents a series of drawings on found maps and globes and with an accompanying hand-drawn animation, a new medium for this established artist. This group of works is a conversation about human-wrought changes in the ecosystem. It is an exploration of the contrast between the clarity and wonder of the natural world as the artist perceived it in elementary school science and geography classes and the present instability of specific natural forms, both seen and unseen, which may soon disappear. The project was inspired in part by the IUCN Red List of threatened species, an inventory of the conservation status of the world’s biological species.

More Information: http://rubin.utep.edu/index.php/future1/115


El Paso A to Z

May 16, 2017 - December 24, 2017

El Paso Museum of History

El Paso A to Z encompasses all the letters in both the English and Spanish alphabet. Objects and images used thought this exhibit can have multiple homes and will often not make sense at first. Artifacts such as a dance costume loaned to us by Mrs. Rosa Guerrero, a taxidermied 'bear,' the Amigo Man sign from the 1950'. As well as never seen before objects like the, Mexican Revolution Movie Poster that is newly remounted and framed.

More Information: https://history.elpasotexas.gov/exhibits/current-exhibits



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