Located in the Turney Mansion, circa 1910, the International Museum of Art is operated by The International Association for the Visual Arts. The museum features artwork by local and national artists. Exhibits included range from artifacts from Africa and Asia. Also included in the museum is the Mexican Revolution exhibit. A casita reproduction from the Mexican Revolution era is part of this exhibit.
Upcoming exhibit: 2013 Sun Bowl Art Exhibit. 14th ANNUAL SUN BOWL ART EXHIBITION An overview and history about our exhibit
The annual art competition and exhibit is a revival of the great El Paso art tradition known as the Sun Carnival Art Exhibit, which began in 1949. This exhibit will showcase works by living artist and serve to enhance the International Museum of Art’s permanent collection. We have extended an invitation to artists worldwide to be a part of this exhibition. This year’s judge is renowned artist Aleksander Titovets. As a painter, Aleksander gravitates to what he calls “quiet paintings”, paintings which reveal a reflective and optimistic spirit. Titovets has been a guest speaker, art teacher, and juror since coming to the United States. Although the painter now resides in El Paso, Texas; he finds his inspiration in memories of his homeland. Some of his noted credits include “Best of Show” at the International Fine Art Competition for four years in a row. Also his portrait of former First Lady Laura Bush created “The First Ladies Gallery” in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
The international museum will have a private reception on November 7, 2013. This year’s opening to the public will be held on November 8, 2013. The museum will be open from 1 – 5 p.m. We are located at 1211 Montana Avenue and entry to our museum or any exhibit is always free
NORTH POLE AT THE MUSEUM
Holiday celebration at the International Museum of Art
The International Museum of Art will be celebrating the holidays and presents its Santa Clause collection on December 8. The annual event showcases the museum’s collection of antique and rare Santa Clause figurines.
In conjuncture with the figurine display the museum will have a small social gathering on December 8, 2013, from 2-4 pm. We will have door prizes for those in attendance. There will be snacks and refreshments and coloring activities for the kids!
Also in attendance will be a very special couple all the way from the North Pole. Mr. and Mrs. Clause will be taking pictures in our grand parlor area. Mr. Leon Blevins and Mrs. Blevins will be dressing as the loveable couple once again. Tony Marie Studios will be taking the pictures with the Clause family at a rate of six dollars per photograph.
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy in the celebrations! Attendance to the museum or any of its galleries is always free of charge. The International Museum of Art is open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday - Sunday. We are located at 1211 Montana Ave.