Once regarded as lacking a regional focus, the El Paso Museum of Art has recently turned that criticism on its head: The stunning landscapes and personal portraits on display here evoke the region's look, and more important, its feel. Of the five permanent galleries, three are dedicated to the cultures that have commingled in El Paso for the past 400 years: One is dedicated to Mexican art of the 17th to 19th centuries, one to European art from the 13th to 18th centuries, and one to American works dating from 1800 to the mid-1900s. Seasonal exhibits often feature edgier contemporary works. A hidden treasure, the museum begs for an unhurried hour of your time.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Highly Recommended 2010